Dairy Free Donut Recipe and Mini Donut Recipe Round Up

My favorite donut recipe can easily be made dairy free or vegan (or use regular milk if you don't have allergies) - Rae Gun Ramblings

I’ve been CRAVING donuts. We had kind of gotten into a donut routine when Teddy was in the tum. You see there are two delicious donut shops right by my doctor’s office and when you’re stuck going to the doctor’s in those last weeks of pregnancy you deserve donuts for surviving the wait. I mean really I get that babies come on their own timeline but some times the wait for those appointments was ridiculous. The problem is that after I conditioned my body to need the delicious fried goodness Teddy’s body decided it didn’t love dairy and wouldn’t you know dairy is in most donuts. Easy an delicious donut recipe - Rae Gun Ramblings So after calling all around time both in bakeries and grocery stores, checking every label I came across I realized the only way to satisfy my craving would be to make some. And can I just say I wish that I hadn’t been so freaking lazy because it turns out that donuts are really easy to make! Here’s my recipe I hope it helps out those of you who can’t do dairy (and you can easily make them vegan with this recipe). But for everyone else these donuts are super yummy they don’t taste “special diet” or “healthy” if you know what I mean. My husband was chowing these down like a crazy boy.

The best donuts ever. Super easy recipe with dairy free and vegan options - Rae Gun Ramblings

Dairy Free Donut Recipe

  • 2 1/4 tsp yeast (or 1 packet)
  • 2 TBS warm water
  • 3/4 C lukewarm rice milk (or other milk substitute or milk if you don’t have a dietary restriction)
  • 1/4 C sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg (or if you want to make it vegan 1 egg substitute like Ener-G)
  • 3 tsp shortening
  • 2 1/2 C AP flour
  • Oil for frying
  1. In a large bowl proof the yeast by sprinkling over warm water and letting sit for 5 minutes or more. Yeast should be foamy. If it’s not foamy your yeast might be too old or your water might have been too hot and killed them.
  2. Add rice milk, sugar, salt, egg, shortening, and 1.5 C flour. Mix on low. Slowly add in flour 1/2 a cup at a time until your dough starts to pull away from the sides of the mixing bowl. Knead for a few more minutes.
  3. Turn dough out spray the bowl with spray oil and put the dough back in the bowl covered to rise. Set in a warm place until it doubles in size. You can speed up the rising process by sticking it in the oven with the light on and a bowl of warm water and the oven door closed (but not on).
  4. Next turn the dough out onto a floured surface. For mini donuts roll the dough to about 1/4 inch thickness. For regular donuts use 1/2 inch thickness. Then cut with a donut cutter like this one.
  5. Heat oil to 300 F and fry donuts flipping to get both sides golden. Pay attention they will fry up fast!
  6. While they are still warm

Delicious and easy donut recipe with dairy free and vegan options - Rae Gun Ramblings

Glaze Recipe

  • 2 TBS Earth Balance (or butter if you don’t have a dietary restriction)
  • 1 C powdered sugar
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla
  • Sprinkles (note that most sprinkles are NOT vegan. If you want to make them vegan try these sprinkles)
  1. Melt earth balance over low heat.
  2. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla.
  3. While the donuts are still warm dip in the glaze. I like to dip both sides. The donut dough is not very sweet you need the glaze to get a good flavor.
  4. Top with sprinkles or other decorations.

Want even more donut goodness? Some of my blog friends and I have joined forces to share 10 amazing mini donut recipes! Enjoy :) Make sure you check out the other 9 fabulous donut recipes participating in the hop today. Just click on the picture or title below to grab the recipe.

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Rook No 17 – Mallow Krispy donuts

Our Thrifty Ideas –  Cinnamon Roll donuts

Dessert Now Dinner Later –  Boston Cream donuts

Housewife Eclectic – Powdered donuts

Rae Gun Ramblings – Dairy Free donuts

Tastes Better from Scratch – Sour Cream Old Fashioned donuts

Snap Creativity – Pina Colada donuts

Messes to Memories –  Chocolate Caramel Cake donuts

One Sweet Appetite – Maple Bacon donuts

Over The Big Moon – Sweet Waffle donuts

I make this donut recipe all the time. I love that it has both dairy free and vegan options but EVERYONE loves them - Rae Gun Ramblings

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  1. These look absolutely delicious! The sprinkles make me happy! :)

  2. So cute! Love the sprinkles!

  3. I firmly believe that sprinkles make everything taste better. Sprinkles on top of a donut? It’s practically heaven. Seriously though these, look fantastic. Great photos!

  4. These look so yummy. I love everything mini, sprinkles and of course fried!!!! Thanks for the recipe

  5. Oh my gosh! I’ve never thought of making my own doughnuts!! I love this idea and these look amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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