Vegan & Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Donuts

These were supposed to be muffins….but I couldn’t find my muffin tin! Honestly, where the heck did it go?! Ahh the joy of two small children who like to get into my cabinets for treasures. I digress.

We found the donut pan and decided to go with it. It turns out my kids love them even more in the fun shape of a donut. Awesome!

I’ve been wanting to get back into baking now that fall is here and it’s sweater weather. This recipe came together quickly as I simply looked at what we had on hand and gave it a shot. I love it when experiments turn out to be delicious.

So let’s dive in. Go ahead and pre-heat your oven to 350.

Here’s the ingredients you’ll need:


  • 1 cup gluten-free organic pancake mix (we used Arrowhead Mills)

  • 1/2 cup organic almond flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda (aluminum free)

  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar

  • Small pinch vanilla bean (I scrape from the dried bean) or 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon reishi powder (we sell this at Ezra’s Cafe. My favorite brand is Jing Herbs)


  • 1 tsp organic lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon local maple syrup

  • 1/2 cup fresh organic cashew milk

Add in after dough is made:

  • 1/4 cup organic chocolate chips

  1. Add all dry ingredients into a bowl and gently mix with a whisk. Add your wet ingredients into the bowl and mix well until your dough comes together. Now add in your chocolate chips and gently mix in.

  2. Lightly oil each mold with coconut oil to prevent sticking.

  3. Add about 1/4 cup and 1 tablespoon to each donut mold. The dough is sticky so do your best to evenly spread it around the mold and gently press down.

  4. Put your donuts into the oven and set the timer for 18 minutes. Check and if you feel it needs a few more minutes, you can go up to about 22 minutes. It will just depend on your oven. You’re wanting the top to slightly start to brown and for the scent of cinnamon and sugar to be wafting through your home.

  5. The easiest way to get them out is to lay a cutting board or other baking sheet over the top and quickly flip over. They should all pop out pretty easily.

Now good luck keeping them around long! My kiddos turned into donut monsters after their first bite. The beautiful thing is that I could feel really great about it because I know the ingredients are pretty darn great.

Gaia Blessings,


Audrey Barron