Vanilla Bean Donuts with Berry Glaze
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Vanilla Bean Donuts with Triple Berry Glaze

Moist, baked donuts packed with specks of real vanilla bean, topped with a tart triple berry glaze
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Donuts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: berries, berry, donuts, vanilla
Servings: 12
Author: Brit Wolfe


Vanilla Bean Donuts

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup nondairy milk, such as Silk
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter, such as Earth Balance melted
  • 2 Tbsp. ground flaxseed
  • 1 vanilla bean, scraped

Triple Berry Glaze

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup freeze-dried fruit, ground into a powder
  • 6 Tbsp. nondairy milk, such as Silk


To make the donuts:

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  • Mix the ground flaxseed with 7 Tbsp. of water, stir, and set aside to let thicken slightly (about 5-7 minutes).
  • In a medium-sized bowl, sift together the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, and salt), then add the sugar and the seeds of the vanilla bean and mix well.
  • Add the wet ingredients (flaxseed, nondairy milk, and melted butter) to the dry ingredients and mix well until no lumps remain. Stir gently, and be sure not to overmix!
  • Pour the batter into the wells of a donut pan (make sure to grease them first!). Bake for 15-17 minutes until golden brown along the edges.

To make the glaze:

  • Sift together the powdered sugar and dried fruit powder. Add the nondairy milk and mix until fully combined and totally smooth.
  • One at a time, dip the tops of the donuts in the glaze and place on a cooling rack to let the glaze drip down the sides. You can also drizzle the glaze over top if you prefer.