Egg Free Doughnuts

These egg and milk free doughnuts are a real game-changer when it comes to vegan alternatives, as there are as delicious as nutritious. The yeast-raised dough is prepared with wholemeal flour and flaxseeds. The donuts are then oven-baked and garnished with healthy toppings. The result is a high-fibre and low-sugar flavourful doughnut. Amazing!

Egg Free Doughnuts Recipe


Nutrition per serving
Net Carbs31.5 g11.4%
of which Sugars3.4 g3.7%
Fibers6.2 g22.1%
Fats9.9 g15.3%
of which Saturates5.8 g28.9%
of which Omega 30.4 g33.6%
Proteins7.4 g16%
Calcium73 mg7.3%
Vitamin A1 mcg0.2%
Vitamin C1 mg1.1%
Iron2 mg13.4%
Potassium236 mg6.7%
Sodium40 mg1.7%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Kcal245 12.2%
Macro split
  • net carbs 57%
  • sugars 6%
  • fats 18%
  • saturates 11%
  • proteins 13%
  • fibers 11%
*RDA based on a 2000 kcal diet;
**Nutritional data sources: USDA, food labels.
245 per serving

This egg-free doughnut recipe bursts with flavourful and nutritious ingredients to give you a delicious yet healthy sweet treat to help you start the day at your best.

Prepared with a wholemeal flour yeast-raised dough, ‘flaxeggs’, and almond milk, these soft donuts are vegan, egg and milk free. To keep the fat content low, they are gently baked in the oven instead of being fried.

Finally, we glazed them with our easy sugar-free icing recipe and sprinkled them with antioxidant-packed pistachios, orange zest, and cacao nibs.

The result is a spongy and moist doughnut high in fibre and low in sugars compared to the classic recipe. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!

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Measuring System
For Decorating
Sugar Free Glazerecipe100 g
Pistachios30 g
Orange Zest1 tbsp
Cacao Nibs1 tbsp
Desiccated Coconut1 tbsp
For the Egg-Free Dough
Ground Flaxseeds2 tbsp
Dry Yeast7 g
Water8 tbsp
Wholemeal Flour450 g
Almond Milk260 g
Cinnamon1/2 tsp
Ginger1/2 tsp
Vanilla Extract1 tsp
Coconut Oil50 g
Salt1 pinch
Unrefined Brown Sugar25 g

Step 1

As these donuts are egg-free, prepare the 'flaxegg' by soaking the flaxseeds in 6 tbsp of water for 5-10 minutes or until you have a thick and gelatinous mixture.

In the meantime, dissolve the dry yeast in the remaining 2 tbsp of warm water and add a pinch of sugar. Let it rest for 5 minutes to activate. You'll see the yeast turning bubbly and foamy.

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Step 2

In a large mixing bowl, combine wholemeal flour, almond milk, cinnamon, ginger, and vanilla.

Then, incorporate the melted coconut oil, the prepared flaxegg, and a pinch of salt.

Work the ingredients with a dough hook mixer, or just a wooden spoon, and add the activated yeast and brown sugar.

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Step 3

Transfer the dough to a floured worktop and knead it by pressing it down and forward with the heel of your hand. Then fold back, turn sideways and repeat.

Knead the dough for 10 minutes and don't add more flour even if gets sticky.

Place it in a greased bowl and cover it with cling film and a cloth. Set aside for 1 hour until it has doubled in volume.

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Step 4

Now, roll out the risen dough with a rolling pin to a 1.5 cm (0,5 inches) thickness.

Use a doughnut cutter to cut out 8 cm (3 inches) donuts and place them over a baking tray lined with parchment paper.

Cover with a cloth and allow proving for 30-40 minutes in a warm place, like under a wool blanket or in the oven, until they double in size.

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Step 5

Bake the risen doughnuts in the oven for 12 minutes at 180°C (355°F) or 160°C (320°F) for fan ovens (1).

Allow to cool down completely on a wire rack before garnishing.

Prepare the sugar-free glaze following our easy recipe here and use it to brush the top of the donuts.

Finally, sprinkle them with chopped pistachios, orange zest, cacao nibs, and coconut flakes (2).

Enjoy these mouthwatering egg-free doughnuts still warm!

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  • If you don't have a doughnut cutter, you can use a large cookie cutter to cut out the main shape and a smaller cookie cutter to cut the hole of the doughnuts.

  • You can store these egg-free donuts for 2 days in an airtight container at room temperature.