Vegan Protein Apple Cider Donuts

Hey guys! It's Fall so I have been obsessed with everything pumpkin and apple as I am every year at this time.  Fall also comes with a temptation to bake even though I am by no means a baker!  I love pumpkin pie and  pumpkin cookies but was looking to try something different this time around.  Melina found this recipe from Young and Raw for "Baked Apple Cider Protein Donuts" so we tried it the other night so I wanted to share it!

Disclaimer: I thought the donuts were pretty good! but Melina did not like the taste but you should try for yourself!

The coolest thing about this recipe is that it is vegan. I try to eat vegan as often as I can for many reasons as I may explain in a future post. This recipe also contains protein powder, which makes these donuts a good breakfast!

I have copied the information below for convenience.


  • 1 serving Vega Protein & Greens Vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour blend (that includes xanthan gum)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup or coconut sugar
  • Melted coconut oil or coconut oil spray


  • Preheat oven to 350F and grease your donut pan
  • In a bowl, combine the Vega Protein & Greens, flour, baking powder and soda, salt and spices. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl combine apple cider, apple cider vinegar, coconut oil, vanilla and coconut sugar. Whisk to incorporate. (You may need to warm this to get oil liquid)
  • Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients until all dry ingredients are incorporated but being careful not to over mix.


  • Spoon batter into greased donut pan and sprinkle with cinnamon & sugar mixture. (we put the batter into a ziplock bag and the the corner so it would go into the donut pan smoothly)

  • Bake for 15 to 25 minutes depending on size of donut pan.
  • While still warm, place donuts into bowl, spray with coconut oil spray or drizzle with coconut oil and sprinkle with cinnamon and coconut sugar mixture. Toss to coat.

  • Serve immediately!!!

Impression: Overall I think if you're trying to eat on the healthier cruelty free side, these are a pretty good alternative to regular donuts. They do taste a tad chalky because of the Vega protein powder but maybe that can be changed for an alternative vegan protein powder. They are dense so if you like airy donuts, these are not for you! However, I think they are a easy quick good alternative to regular donuts!

I hope you try for yourself! If you do message me and tell me how you like them and if you tried anything different to get them to taste less chalky!

xx- Juliana


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