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Stack of Vegan Golden Milk Doughnuts with a Jar of Turmeric in the Background
Chai Golden Milk Doughnuts
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
27 mins
These vegan golden milk doughnuts get their brilliant glow from turmeric, and their toasty flavor from chai-spices! Topped with rich cashew frosting, they're the perfect sweet way to celebrate fall.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 doughnuts
Calories: 275 kcal
Author: Alissa
For the Chai Golden Milk Doughnuts
  • 2 cups spelt flour
  • ½ cup coconut sugar, brown sugar works too
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground turmeric*
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
For the Cashew Frosting
  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked in water 4 to 8 hours and drained
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup Silk Unsweetened Soymilk
Make the Golden Milk Doughnuts
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly oil a 12 cavity doughnut pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt. In a separate bowl, stir together milk, oil and vanilla. Pour wet mixture into the bowl with dry ingredients and stir just until blended.
  3. Spoon batter into doughnut cavities. Bake until doughnuts spring back when lightly touched, about 12 minutes.
  4. Transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.
Make the Cashew Frosting
  1. Place all ingredients into food processor bowl and blend until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides of bowl as needed. Add a few more splashes of milk to thin if needed.
Finish and Serve
  1. Spoon frosting into a bowl. Dip the top of each doughnut into frosting, or spread it with a knife. Optionally, sprinkle the tops with cinnamon. Serve.
Recipe Notes

You'll probably have some extra frosting. It goes great on all kinds of sweets, or you can place it into a sealed container and freeze it for later. *If you're nervous about the turmeric flavor, start with half the amount, taste the batter and add from there. Using the full amount, I could just barely detect the flavor in the doughnuts.

Nutrition Facts
Chai Golden Milk Doughnuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 275 Calories from Fat 140
% Daily Value*
Fat 15.6g24%
Saturated Fat 9.1g46%
Sodium 120mg5%
Potassium 369mg11%
Carbohydrates 30.8g10%
Fiber 3.4g14%
Sugar 10.8g12%
Protein 5.9g12%
Calcium 110mg11%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.