Healthy Baked Chocolate Donuts | Vegan, Gluten-Free

Healthy chocolate baked donuts

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Hi guys 🙂

Today I have a very, very special recipe for you!

Let me present you my current favourite 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!


Healthy baked chocolate donuts

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 icing 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 🙂


Healthy baked chocolate donuts

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!

Enjoy the recipe! If you like it, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram (@bloomingnolwenn), I would love to see your recreations 🙂

Have fun!


Healthy baked chocolate donuts

Healthy Vegan Baked Chocolate Donuts
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Donuts
Servings: 6 donuts
Author: Blooming Nolwenn
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!

Recipe Notes

* You can use regular icing sugar instead.

Feel free to pin the following photo on Pinterest:

 Healthy Baked Chocolate Donuts



  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 🙂

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