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Blood Orange Olive Oil Donuts (Vegan)

Blood Orange Olive Oil Donuts – Moist, rich citrus donuts made with olive oil and covered in a sweet and tart blood orange glaze

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I’m obsessed with blood oranges. It’s officially blood orange season and I’ve been on the hunt for them for close to a month now, checking pretty much every grocery store in California. And guess what, I FINALLY found some this week! I’m so happy. Between my boyfriend (also a blood orange addict) and I, I’m kind of shocked that they lasted long enough for me to bake with.

Blood Orange Olive Oil Donuts (Vegan)

This is my favorite citrus recipe of all time. It’s great as a cake, but somehow even better as donuts. You can totally make it with oranges or lemons, but making it with blood oranges is over the top delicious.

And please don’t let the olive oil scare you. It doesn’t make the donuts greasy, it makes them super moist and gives it a great crumb structure.

PS look at that glaze, that color is everything.

Blood Orange Olive Oil Donuts (Vegan)
Here’s What I Used:


Blood Orange Olive Oil Donuts (Vegan)

Brit Wolfe
Prep Time 7 mins
Cook Time 17 mins
Total Time 24 mins
Course Donuts
Servings 12


Olive Oil Donuts

  • 1 cup nondairy milk
  • 1 Tbsp. blood orange zest
  • 1 Tbsp. freshly-squeezed blood orange juice
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 cups minus 4 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 4 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Blood Orange Glaze

  • 1 Tbsp. blood orange zest
  • 2 Tbsp. freshly-squeezed blood orange juice
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Mix together the nondairy milk, 1 Tbsp. orange juice, 1 Tbsp. zest, granulated sugar, and olive oil.
  • Sift together the dry ingredients (flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt).
  • Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and fold gently, mixing until just combined. Be careful not to overmix!
  • Scoop the batter into a greased donut mold, filling about 3/4 of the way full.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown on the edges.
  • For the glaze, combine the remaining 2 Tbsp. orange juice with 1 cup sifted powdered sugar. Mix well until completely smooth, then drizzle over the cooled donuts. You can also dip the donuts in the glaze, but be careful because the glaze sets very quickly so it could rip the donuts!
  • Garnish with a small pinch of orange zest.
Blood Orange Olive Oil Donuts (Vegan)

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Blood Orange Olive Oil Donuts (Vegan)

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