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Stack of Vegan Gingerbread Doughnuts with Glass of Apple Cider in the Background
Vegan Gingerbread Doughnuts with Apple Cider Glaze
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins
These vegan gingerbread doughnuts are perfect for Halloween, or whatever you've got to celebrate this fall. Lightly spiced, sweetened with molasses and bathed in a sweet-tart apple cider glaze, it's scary how good they are!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 9
Calories: 282 kcal
Author: Alissa
For the Gingerbread Doughnuts
  • 1 cup unflavored soy or almond milk
  • cup canola oil, or your favorite baking oil
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp. ground flax seeds
  • 1 ⅔ cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. ground ginger
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp. salt
For the Apple Cider Glaze
  • about 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 ½ tbsp. apple cider, could sub apple juice or water
Make the Gingerbread Doughnuts
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly oil 9 doughnut cavities of a doughnut pan (or a couple of doughnut pans).
  2. In medium bowl, whisk together milk, oil, molasses, maple syrup and flaxseeds. Set aside.
  3. In large mixing bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, spices and salt. Add wet mixture and stir just until blended.
  4. Divide mixture into doughnut cavities. Bake 12 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Make the Apple Cider Glaze
  1. Stir ingredients together in a small bowl, adding more powdered sugar if the mixture seems to thin, more apple cider if it seems to thick.
Glaze the Dougnuts
  1. Dip tops of doughnuts into glaze. Transfer to plate and allow to sit until glaze firms up. Dip opposite sides and transfer to plate again, and allow to sit until glaze is completely firm.
Recipe Notes

The recipe makes enough glaze to cover both sides of doughnuts, even though I've only shown one side glazed in the photos. (It just looks cooler that way!)

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Gingerbread Doughnuts with Apple Cider Glaze
Amount Per Serving
Calories 282 Calories from Fat 82
% Daily Value*
Fat 9.1g14%
Saturated Fat 0.7g4%
Sodium 89mg4%
Potassium 279mg8%
Carbohydrates 47.9g16%
Fiber 2.9g12%
Sugar 27.6g31%
Protein 2.5g5%
Calcium 100mg10%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.