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Light and fluffy small batch cake donuts covered in passionfruit glaze. Dairy free and baked not fried.

Passionfruit Donuts

  • Author: Posh Little Designs
  • Prep Time: 25
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 donuts 1x
  • Category: Baking
  • Method: Donuts
  • Cuisine: dessert


Light and fluffy vanilla flavored baked cake donuts, with a generous coating of fresh passion fruit glaze. Dairy free, but you’d never even know it!


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Passion fruit Donuts:

  • 1/4 cup vegan butter (regular butter can also be used)
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • 1/2 cup raw organic sugar (or regular sugar)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Seeds from 1/2 vanilla bean (or 2 tsp vanilla)
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • 1 1/4 cups organic all-purpose flour (11 gluten free flour can also be used)
  • 1/2 cup of alternative milk of choice (I use almond)

Passion fruit Glaze:

  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • Nectar from 2 fresh passion fruit OR 1 to 2 tsp passion fruit flavoring
  • Dash of almond milk (only to thin glaze slightly for dunking if necessary)


Passion fruit Donuts

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Grease donut baking cavities well.
  3. Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a separate mixing bowl until combined. Set aside
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer or just a glass bowl, mix together vegan butter, oil and sugar until light and fluffy.
  5. Add in egg, lemon zest and vanilla and mix until thoroughly combined.
  6. Pour a portion of the dry flour mixture into the wet mixture, alternating in thirds with almond milk, until completely combined.
  7. Pour the mixed batter into a piping bag with a round tip or cut the tip with scissors.
  8. Pipe the batter into the well greased donut cavities filling just below the edge.
  9. Tap the donut pan to evenly spread the batter.
  10. Bake in the oven for 6+ minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  11. Remove baked donuts from pan and transfer to a cooling rack.

Passion fruit Glaze:

  1. Pour powdered sugar into a glass bowl.
  2. Stir passion fruit nectar with seeds 
  3. Mix thoroughly until thick and combined.
  4. When the glaze is ready, it should be a thick slow dripping dip consistency. 
  5. Note: the amount of nectar from each passion fruit will vary, so you may need to add a dash of milk 1/4 tsp at a time to thin, or you may not need any milk at all.

Dipping instructions:

  1. Dunk the donuts face down into the glaze.
  2. Shake off excess, then place them on a piece of parchment to set.
  3. Dust with powdered sugar and edible blooms for garnish. 
  4. Let the donut glaze to set for 10-20 minutes. You can even place them in the fridge to set quicker. 
  5. Store in a well sealed container preferably in the fridge until ready to serve.
  6. They will keep for roughly 3 days but taste best when eaten the same or next day.

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