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Stack of 3 Vegan Apple Crumble Doughnuts with Coffee Cup, Spoon, and Apples in the Background
Vegan Apple Crumble Doughnuts
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
27 mins

These vegan apple crumble doughnuts are made with a spiced batter studded with juicy apple chunks, and covered with a sweet cinnamon crumble topping.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 281 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
For the Crumble Topping
  • ½ cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • ¼ cup organic brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch salt
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
For the Doughnuts
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • ½ cup organic brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon powdered ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ cup unflavored soy or almond milk
  • 6 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 medium apple (Honeycrisp or Pink Lady work well), peeled and finely diced
For the Frosting
  • ½ cup organic powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unflavored soy or almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. To make the crumble topping, stir the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt together in a small bowl. Stir in the coconut oil until fully mixed. Place the bowl in the refrigerator and allow the mixture to chill while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350° and lightly oil a 12 cavity doughnut pan (or a couple of 6 cavity pans).

  3. To make the doughnuts, stir the flour, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and salt together in a large mixing bowl. In a separte bowl or large liquid measuring cup, stir together the applesauce, milk, oil, and vanilla. Add the applesauce mixture to the dry ingredients and stir, just until fully mixed. Fold in the apples.

  4. Distribute the batter among the doughnut cavities (hands work best here), then sprinkle the tops with the crumble topping.

  5. Bake for about 12 minutes, until the tops spring back when lightly touched. Transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely before removing the doughnuts.

  6. While the doughnuts bake, stir together the frosting ingredients in a small bowl. Add more powdered sugar if the mixture is too thin, more milk if it's too thick.

  7. When the doughnuts are cool, remove them from the pan and drizzle with glaze. Serve.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Apple Crumble Doughnuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 281 Calories from Fat 109
% Daily Value*
Fat 12.1g19%
Saturated Fat 9.9g50%
Sodium 188mg8%
Potassium 149mg4%
Carbohydrates 40.9g14%
Fiber 1.9g8%
Sugar 18.8g21%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.