Vegan glazed donuts

Vegan glazed donuts, homemade, easy, fluffy, delicious, and perfect. I had no idea that making doughnuts at home was so easy! So from now on these vegan treats with lemon glace are going to be on the menu pretty often.

vegan glazed donuts

These donuts have no yeast, but they do have a vegetable in them. The dough has sweet potato in them. After all, Ale Cooks is a plant-based blog. In this recipe, the vegetable is hidden, though. What’s new here is the deep frying cooking technique, not that healthy, I know.

But from time to time, it won’t hurt. This recipe for homemade donuts makes perfect and fluffy and egg-free and dairy-free deep-fried treats. And I was dying to share it with you.

What gives body to the dough is sweet potato. To tell you the truth, despite having been cooking vegan for so many years, it never ceases to amaze me how incredible vegetables are. Years ago, I would never have imagined that sweet potato donuts would taste so delicious. And what really amazes me is how easy it is to make them. It takes five steps to make them.

How to make vegan donuts at home?

1. You have to make the dough first. In a large bowl mix, the ingredients until a smooth dough comes together.
2. Second step. Put the dough into a generously floured surface. Knead for 5-7 times to form a ball; it should NOT stick to the surface or your hands.

3.Roll out the dough to 1/2″ thick and cut the doughnuts.

4. Deep fry them and let them rest.

5. Deep the donuts in the glaze.

Taking a vegan donuts out from the frying oil

Tips, tricks & other recipes

In this list, you will find some tips that I hope will help you make these treats. Before you start, remember that it is like everything in the kitchen and life, with practice, they will be easier and prettier.

  • You can cook the sweet potato the night before or several days before. Usually, when I get home from the store with my groceries, I wash the produce and have it ready for eating or cooking. And with sweet potatoes and other vegetables, I put olive oil on them and pop them in the oven. When they are ready, I let them cool and store them in a tightly closed container in the refrigerator. This way, I always have them ready to prepare them for dinner or to make Miko (our dog) some dog treats.
  • When you knead the dough, it is important that the surface you work on has enough flour to prevent the dough from sticking.
    Same with the roller, it has to be thoroughly floured. If you do not have round cutters, use a glass, jars, or anything else round that you have at home.
  • To fry these donuts, I use safflower vegetable oil at a temperature of 350ºF. It is important to use a special thermometer to measure the temperature. If you don’t have it, notice how golden the donuts are. If they are super golden brown, your oil is very hot.
  • Although they do not have yeast, these bad boys are fluffy and delicious.
  • I make the icing with lemon juice and powdered sugar (affiliate link).
  • Here are other recipes for baked donuts that are just as delicious:
Dona glaseada

So here is the recipe for these

vegan glazed donuts

and I hope you like it as much we do. Don’t forget to take a picture of the donuts when you make them. Share the pic on Instagram, FB, or save it for later on Pinterest.

It would be incredible if you rate the recipe and /or leave your comments, questions, suggestions, or requests in the comment section. I love hearing from you, 😉.

vegan glazed donuts

Vegan glazed donuts

Alejandra Graf
This recipe for these homemade yeast-free donuts is perfect. It makes fluffy and delicious vegan donuts glazed with a touch of lemon.
4 de 3 votos
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Baked goods
Cuisine American
Servings 12 donuts
Calories 222 kcal


  • Frying thermometer
  • Spider strainer


  • ½ cup cooked sweet potato
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon melted vegan butter
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 4-6 cups vegetable oil


  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice


  • Mix the sweet potato, milk, sugar, lemon juice, butter, oil, and vanilla very well. When everything is entirely incorporated, add the powders.
  • Mix until a smooth dough comes together. Put the dough on a floured surface and knead until it does not stick, 5-7 times.
  • Add flour to a rolling pin and roll the dough to1/2 in thick, cut the circles.
  • Add the oil in a heavy pot and heat. Let the oil reach 350ºF and start frying the donuts. Do not overcrowd the pot. Turn the donuts halfway through.
  • Take them out and let them drain on a tray with paper towels or with a cooling rack.
  • To make the glassé mix the sugar and the lemon juice.
  • When the donuts are warm, dip them into the glaze and return to the cooling rack.


These donuts are inspired by the Bon appétit magazine of May 202


Calories: 222kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 2gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gSodium: 27mgPotassium: 167mgFiber: 1gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 2287IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 56mgIron: 1mg
Keyword deep fried vegan dougnuts, donuts


Nutritional information of this recipe is only an estimate, the accuracy for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Nutritional information of this recipe is only an estimate, the accuracy for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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