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Coffee Cake Donuts (Vegan)

Coffee Cake Donuts – Delicious vanilla donuts topped with a cinnamon streusel. Light, fluffy, crumbly, & easy to throw together in minutes!

Coffee Cake Donuts (Vegan)
Don’t mess with perfection. That’s all I have to say.

Coffee Cake Donuts (Vegan)

Whenever I read a recipe, my mind goes a million miles an hour with ideas to make it my own & make it unique. But once in a blue moon, I make the recipe just as it is. This is one of those recipes that I didn’t change.

These coffee cake donuts are perfect. The cake is light and fluffy, the streusel is sweet & crumbly, it comes together in a matter of minutes, and you can make it all in one bowl. No mixer required! For this recipe, I put the batter in a donut pan, but I’ve also made this as a regular 8×8 coffee cake and it was just as good. Thank you to the Vegan Queen herself, Isa Chandra Moscowitz, for this recipe!


Coffee Cake Donuts (Vegan)

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Coffee Cake Donuts (Vegan)

Brit Wolfe
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Donuts
Servings 12


  • 3/4 cup nondairy milk
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/4 cups AP flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Cinnamon Streusel:

  • 1 cup AP flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup canola oil


  • Preheat oven to 375℉.
  • Mix the nondairy milk & vinegar and let sit for 5-7 minutes.
  • Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into a big mixing bowl.
  • Add the oil, vanilla, and milk mixture.
  • Mix until smooth, being careful not to overmix.
  • Butter the wells of a donut pan, and then divide the batter evenly. I filled the wells about 3/4 of the way full, and it made about 12 donuts.

For the Streusel:

  • Combine the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, & oil and mix until crumbly.
  • Pour the streusel evenly over the donuts & press gently into the cake batter.
  • Bake 30 minutes until light golden brown.

Recipe by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Coffee Cake Donuts (Vegan)

Coffee Cake Donuts (Vegan)

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Coffee Cake Donuts (Vegan)

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  • aeg

    Could you use coconut flour instead? & if so, do you know if it would be the same amount?

    July 10, 2018 at 9:17 PM Reply
    • Brit Wolfe

      Honestly, I’m not sure because I don’t often work with gluten-free flours, but I would imagine coconut flour would be an ok substitute as long as you add extra liquid to the batter. Good luck, and let me know how it turns out! ♡

      July 11, 2018 at 7:09 PM Reply
  • Elaina

    5 stars
    I made these yesterday as muffins as I don’t yet have a donut pan. They were so tasty and very easy to make. I will definitely be making them again. Next time, I will cut down on how much of the topping I mix up. There was quite a bit that fell off the tops of the muffins.

    Today I am making the sourdough chocolate cake. The directions don’t say what to do with the sugar. I figured it out : ) but thought I would mention it so you could make that correction.

    May 10, 2018 at 12:19 PM Reply
    • Brit Wolfe

      I’m so glad you like them! That coffee cake recipe is so versatile, I love hearing what others do with it! 🙂

      And I fixed that step in the Sourdough Chocolate Cake recipe, thank you so much for pointing that out!

      May 10, 2018 at 12:35 PM Reply

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