I’m so excited to bring you these healthy vegan cinnamon donuts. This recipe is an adaptation from the Oh She Glows recipe for Out The Door Chia Power Doughnuts from the Oh She Glows Cookbook (one of my faves!). It’s a very quick and easy recipe that is sweet, but not too sweet, so you could still consider it a breakfast item. With ingredients like oats, chia, and cinnamon, why not?!
This recipe can be gluten free if you use oat flour. Use certified gluten free oats if you have any gluten sensitivities. Feel free to use light spelt flour instead if you prefer. I find that using all-purpose flour in this recipe makes it a bit too dense, but experiment with it if you’d like! These donuts are really light, and won’t leave you with the feeling of overindulgence that is normally felt after eating deep-fried foods. You can also keep this recipe oil-free if you’d like (except for gently greasing the donut pan). See my notes below and enjoy these healthy vegan cinnamon donuts!
Healthy Vegan Cinnamon Donuts
Enjoy these healthy and delicious gluten free cinnamon donuts. Great for snacking and dessert.
- 3/4 cup oat flour (or light spelt flour)
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1 tbsp + 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup non-dairy milk (unsweetened)
- 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 tbsp cane sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
Add the flour, chia seeds, cinnamon, and baking powder to a bowl and mix.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, milk, and vanilla.
Combine the wet and the dry ingredients and whisk.
Grease the donut pan with a small amount of coconut oil. Pour the donut batter into the donut molds and bake for 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow the donuts to cool in the pan for at least 10 minutes before gently removing them
Prepare the cinnamon sugar coating. Mix the cinnamon and sugar together in a shallow dish large enough to dip a donut in. If you would like to cut down on oil, brush the donuts with water and dip them into the cinnamon sugar to completely coat the tops. If you don’t mind oil, brush the donuts gently with melted coconut oil and dip the donuts to coat them in the cinnamon sugar. The oil-free version is almost the same, but in testing both, the cinnamon sugar does adhere better to the donuts that are brushed with oil. Serve and enjoy!