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This easy Vegan Donut Recipe with cinnamon sugar is wonderfully soft and super tasty! Perfect for a festive treat!
Cinnamon Donuts
Cook Time3 mins
Prep Time2 hrs
Servings12 donuts


  • 600 g self raising flour
  • 14 g dry active yeast
  • 75 g caster sugar
  • 330 ml plant based milk lukewarm
  • 100 g vegan butter melted
  • 2 tbsp flaxseeds
  • 1/2 tsp fine salt
Chocolate Sauce (Optional)
  • 50 ml plant based milk
  • 100 g vegan chocolate



  • Start by combining the flaxseeds with 4 tbsp water in a small bowl and set aside to soak for 10 minutes. 
  • Pour the luke-warm dairy-free milk into a large jug and sprinkle over the yeast and sugar. Stir to combine and cover the jug with a tea towel. Place it into a warm place for about 10 minutes or until the yeast has gone frothy. 
  • In the meantime, sieve the flour into a large mixing bowl and combine it with the fine salt. In a separate bowl, combine the melted butter and flaxseed mixture. 
  • Create a well in the middle of your flour bowl and add in the butter mix as well as the frothy yeast mixture. 
  • Combine with a spatula until the dough is thick enough to be handled by hand. Knead on a lightly floured surface for 2 minutes, then shape into a ball and place it back into a greased bowl, covering with a damp tea towel. Place the bowl in the closed oven and allow for it to rise for 1 hour or until it has doubled in size. 
  • When the time elapses, place the sunflower oil into a deep saucepan of small diameter and carefully heat it over low heat. Once it reaches 220C it’s ready to fry your doughnuts. 
  • Whilst the oil is heating, prepare your doughnut bite shapes. Create equal round dough balls from your dough and place them onto a lined tray, leaving at least 2 inches between them. Cover again and let them rest until the oil has reached frying temperature.
  • Carefully lower the doughnut balls into the hot oil with a ladle, one at a time. They should only need between 20-30 seconds to fry, carefully turn them with the ladle during the frying process and remove them once golden. Place them on a kitchen towel to remove any excess oil. 
  • Repeat until all dough balls are created. 
  • Mix the caster sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and coat your doughnuts in the sugar/cinnamon mix. 

Chocolate sauce

  • To create the chocolate sauce heat the chocolate and milk over a double boiler and stir until thoroughly combined and melted. To serve, either dip your doughnut balls into the chocolate sauce or use a piping bag with a long tip to fill your dough balls with the sauce instead. 
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