Healthy Baked Chocolate Donuts | Vegan, Gluten-Free

These Healthy Baked Chocolate Donuts are made with only a few ingredients and ready in no time! They are healthy, vegan, gluten-free, oil-free and refined sugar-free. Enjoy!

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Healthy Baked Chocolate Donuts

Today I want to share with you my current favorite breakfast/dessert – healthy baked chocolate donuts!

I had been wanting to make healthy donuts for ages but I didn’t have a donut mold so when I received it a couple of days ago I hastened to create a – hopefully – delicious recipe.

My goal was to use only whole ingredients to make the donuts as healthy as possible. Well, I think I did it!

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These donuts are vegan, gluten-free, oil-free and refined sugar free, so you can fully enjoy them because they are actually good for you.

For the glaze I used a powdered sugar alternative made from sukrine, which is a natural sweetener that contains zero calories and tastes just like icing sugar.

I simply combined it with cacao powder and a little bit of water. You can easily use icing sugar if you don’t mind using sugar, or you can also skip the glaze even though it does add that little sweetness 🙂

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These Vegan Chocolate Donuts Are Great for Meal Prep

You can totally make these donuts on the weekend and grab two or three every morning for breakfast, if you are on the go.

I think they make a great filling and nourishing breakfast.

If you don’t have a donut mold, don’t worry, you can simply use a square cake pan or a loaf pan. This is what my sister did and it worked really well. She even said it tasted like the chocolate brownie Clif Bar – now THAT’S a compliment!

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I hope you guys will love these baked vegan donuts! They are:

  • Healthy
  • Chocolatey
  • Comforting
  • Very filling
  • My favourite winter breakfast!

Have fun!

Nolwenn ☀


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Healthy chocolate baked donuts

Healthy Vegan Baked Chocolate Donuts | Gluten-Free, Oil-Free

Yield: 6 donuts
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

Healthy Baked Chocolate Donuts made with only a few ingredients and ready in no time! Healthy, vegan, gluten-free, oil-free and refined sugar-free!


For the donuts:

  • 1 cup (100 g) oat flour (ground oats)
  • 8 (115 g) Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) non-dairy milk
  • 25 g cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp potato starch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt

For the glaze:

  • 50 g alternative to powdered icing sugar*
  • 1 tsp cacao powder
  • 1-2 tsp water


For the donuts:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F or 180°C.
  2. Place the non-dairy milk and the pitted dates in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. There should be no chunk of date left.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the oat flour, cacao powder, potato starch, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir well.
  4. Add in the non-dairy milk and date mixture and stir well to combine.
  5. Spoon the mixture in a donut pan and smooth out the mixture with the back of your spoon.
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes at 350°F or 180°C.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.

For the glaze:

  1. Once the donuts are completely cooled, combine the alternative to powdered icing sugar*, cacao powder and water.
  2. Carefully dip each donut in the glaze, one at a time.
  3. Enjoy!


* You can use regular icing sugar instead.

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  1. April 24, 2018 / 4:04 am

    Hiya. Just noting you use Oat Flour which is not completely gluten free, what would you suggest to use to make this completely gluten free please?

    • April 24, 2018 / 7:22 am

      Hi Kelly, thank you for your comment. You can find gluten-free oat flour on Amazon (here for example). I think it should also work with coconut and rice flour, though I haven’t tried it. Let me know if you try it out 🙂

  2. April 25, 2018 / 4:14 pm

    My daughter and husband are now vegans and love these! Thanks for the info.

    • April 25, 2018 / 4:18 pm

      That’s awesome Elizabeth! You’re very welcome. All the best 🙂

  3. April 25, 2018 / 5:46 pm

    Wow these look fab. I LOVE my donut pan – will be making these very soon!!

    • April 25, 2018 / 9:17 pm

      Hi Steph, thank you so much for your comment! I love my donut pan too! I hope you will like my recipe, let me know when you try it out 🙂

  4. April 25, 2018 / 7:17 pm

    Looking forward to trying these! They look delish 🙂

    • April 25, 2018 / 9:19 pm

      Thank you very much Erin, I hope you will like these. Let me know what you think 🙂

  5. Alexandra
    October 3, 2018 / 3:36 pm

    I am so excited to try this! I have pinned the recipe 🙂 looks delicious!

    • October 3, 2018 / 3:38 pm

      Thank you for your nice comment, I hope you will try my recipe 🙂
      Have fun!
      Nolwenn ☀

  6. October 3, 2018 / 3:50 pm

    I 💚 these. Gonna try them tomorrow..

    • October 3, 2018 / 4:11 pm

      Oh, are you?! Do let me know what you think of my recipe! 😀
      Have fun!
      Nolwenn ☀

  7. October 3, 2018 / 8:03 pm

    These look absolutely amazing!

    • October 4, 2018 / 2:14 pm

      Thank you so much, I hope you will try my recipe one day 🙂
      Nolwenn ☀

  8. Malak
    March 10, 2020 / 10:42 am

    Can I use corn starch instead of potato starch?

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