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Cinnamon Doughnuts with a Coffee & Vanilla Glaze

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    Time:  min
  • Easy
  • Makes 18
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Time: 15-18 min
  • Easy
  • Makes 18

I have started to incorporate festive flavours and spices into my baking, and decided to make some mouth-watering baked cinnamon doughnuts. Although these delicious doughnuts contain sugar, they are considerably lower in sugar than your average doughnut! I opted to make half with a coffee glaze & half with a vanilla glaze. I am a huge coffee fan as you all know, from my range of coffee recipes! Coffee and cinnamon is known to go well together. Cinnamon and vanilla is a classic pairing!


Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups of gluten-free self-raising flour (I used Doves farm)
  • 1 & 1/4 cup of fine caster sugar
  • 1/4 tsp of ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp of ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp of baking powder

Wet ingredients

  • 1 & 1/4 cup of unsweetened soya milk
  • 1 vegan egg (I used VeganEgg)
  • 1/4 cup of dairy-free margarine
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract

Coffee glaze

  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 2 & 1/2 tbsp of brewed coffee
  • Pinch of espresso powder

Vanilla Glaze

  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp of unsweetened soya milk
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract

How to make the doughnuts

1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees and grease your doughnut tins.

2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together 2 cups self raising flour, 1 and 1/4 cups fine caster sugar, 1/4 tsp ground ginger, 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 2 tsp baking powder.

3. In a small saucepan over a low heat, melt the margarine until smooth.

4. In a separate bowl, mix together the vegan egg, melted margarine, 1 1/4 cup soya milk and 2 tsp vanilla extract until smooth.

5. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and mix until fully combined.

6. Add the doughnut mixture into a piping bag, fitted with a round tip nozzle and pipe into the tins, until 3/4 full.

7. Pop the trays into the pre-heated oven and allow to bake for 15-18 minutes. You will know they are done when you put a knife or skewer in and it comes out clean.

8. Place the doughnuts onto a cooling rack and cool fully before glazing!

To make the Coffee and Vanilla Glazes

1. In a mixing bowl, combine 1 cup powdered sugar and 2 1/2 tbsp brewed coffee and espresso powder until smooth and shiny! For the vanilla glaze mix 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 tsp unsweetened soya milk, 1 tsp vanilla extract.

Pop into the fridge to set for 5 minutes.

2. Dip the doughnuts into the glaze and place back onto a cooling rack. This is the time you can decorate your doughnuts with nuts, coconut curls, coffee beans, cacao nibs, coffee powder...anything you fancy!

3. Pop the tray in to the fridge for 5 minutes, to allow the glaze to set. Store is a sealed container to keep fresh & delicious!

I hope you give these delicious cinnamon doughnuts a try! And if you do, be sure to tag the picture #AVogelRecipes on Pinterest so we can see :)

This recipe is full of goodness

  • Rich in healthy vitamins & minerals
  • Good source of fibre
  • High in antioxidants

Cinnamon is a spice that is frequently used to flavour sweet dishes. Providing a rich source of antioxidants, cinnamon also possesses anti-inflammatory properties and is believed to help balance blood sugar levels and cholesterol.

About Holly Jade

Hello I am Holly Jade & I am the owner of The Little Blog of Vegan. I post yummy recipes, advice & beauty tips daily. Everything I talk about is vegan & cruelty-free. I love to be as healthy as possible, but I do love to make the odd sweet treat recipe. I also love to post my own adorable & pastel daily photos on Instagram, why not check it out & come on the journey with me :)

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