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Vegan Coconut Flour Mini Donuts (GF, grain-free)

Vegan coconut flour donut bites are the perfect little snack to accompany coffee or tea (kids love them, too). They are grain-free, gluten-free, and easy to make in any mini muffin tin.

vegan coconut flour donut bites in a blue and white dish


I’m pretty sure I don’t need to convince you to eat these cinnamon-sugar donut bites. Tender, cakey, with just the right amount of sweet spice, it’s hard to stop at just one. Or two. Or eleven.

Recipe Benefits

You will want to sprint to the kitchen to make these blissful bites when you read on about what makes them so special.

  • Vegan (egg-free, dairy-free)
  • Grain-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Nut-free
  • High in fiber
  • Low in calories
  • Easy to make

I get it, these sound too good to be true, right? But they are the real deal.

Best yet, these donut bites are no mere treat: they are nutrition-packed fuel. I am talking lean, plant protein, fiber and more fiber, and a bit of healthy fat, too.

Grab your favorite hot drink and power up with some donut bites. Happy baking!

Ingredients for Vegan Coconut Flour Donut Bites

The exact amounts of each ingredient are indicated in the recipe card at the end of the post.

Coconut flour stars in these donut bites, with a strong supporting role played by chickpea flour.

Most coconut flour recipes call for copious quantities of eggs. Coconut flour can be tricky to use without a recipe because it is unlike any other. Ot is used in much smaller quantities than other flours and is very absorbent.

Eggs are often used to give structure to coconut flour baking recipes. But what to do with vegan coconut flour baked goods?

Enter chickpea flour. It is a super-amazing replacement for eggs, plus it has the fiber and protein needed to create baked goods that you would swear have both eggs and grains. Hot d**m! They are so good!

How to Make Vegan Coconut Flour Donut Bites

Note that the complete directions are also in the recipe card below.

mini donut bites in a square mini muffin pan
  • Preheat oven to 350F (180C).
  • Grease or spray 20 cups of a 24-count mini muffin tin.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (coconut flour, chickpea flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt).
  • Whisk in the milk, oil and vanilla until blended. Let stand for 5 minutes to thicken (add more liquid, if needed. The batter should be thick, but not completely stiff).
  • Divide batter evenly among prepared cups and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 13 to 16 minutes until a toothpick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean.
  • Cool completely in tin. Remove bites from the muffin cups.

FAQ

How Should One Store the Donut Bites?

Store the donut bites in an airtight container at cool room temperature for 2 days, the refrigerator for 1 week, or the freezer for up to 6 months.

What Type of Nondairy Milk Should I Use?

Any variety. Use the nondairy milk you prefer (e.g., almond milk, cashew milk, hemp milk).

Is There an Alternative to Coconut Sugar?

Yes. An equal amount of lightly packed brown sugar or granulated sugar can be used in place of the coconut sugar.

Can I Use Other Flours in the Recipe (other than coconut flour or chickpea flour)

No, the Vegan Coconut Flour Donut Bites recipe will only work with coconut flour and chickpea flour.

Yield: 20 donut bites

Vegan Coconut Flour Donut Bites (GF, grain-free)

vegan coconut flour donut bites in a blue and white dish

Vegan coconut flour donut bites are the perfect little snack to accompany coffee or tea (kids love them, too). They are grain-free, gluten-free, and easy to make in any mini muffin tin.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup (37 g) coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup (30 g) chickpea flour
  • 2 tablespoons (18 g) coconut sugar (see notes for options)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 cup (237 mL) nondairy milk (see note)
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) virgin coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon sugar (2 tsp coconut sugar + 1/2 tsp cinnamon)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F (180C). Grease or spray 20 cups of a 24-count mini muffin tin.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the coconut flour, chickpea flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Whisk in the milk, oil and vanilla until blended. Let stand for 5 minutes (if batter seems to thick, add a bit more milk or water; coconut flours vary in absorbency).
  3. Divide batter evenly among prepared cups. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 13 to 16 minutes until a toothpick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean. Transfer tin to a cooling rack and cool completely in tin. Remove bites from the muffin cups.

Notes

Storage: Store the donut bites in an airtight container at cool room temperature for 2 days, the refrigerator for 1 week, or the freezer for up to 6 months.

Milk Options: Use the nondairy milk you prefer (e.g., almond milk, cashew milk, hemp milk).

Sugar Options: An equal amount of lightly packed brown sugar or granulated sugar can be used in place of the coconut sugar.

Nutrition Information

Yield

20

Serving Size

1 donut bite

Amount Per Serving Calories 31Total Fat 1.1gSaturated Fat 0.9gCholesterol 0mgSodium 41mgCarbohydrates 4.1gFiber 1.1gSugar 2.2gProtein 1.1g

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Marcia

Thursday 17th of September 2020

Serving size is 1 bite. Is that literally 1 bite? Or 1 mini muffin? A few recipes on here have nutrient listed and serving size is 1 bite but they seem to be on the mini muffins. If you could please clarify. Thank yiu.

Camilla

Friday 18th of September 2020

Hi Marcia, The "bite" is the mini muffin. Sorry for any confusion.

Katie

Sunday 26th of July 2020

Do you think that oat flour could be used in place of the chickpea?

Camilla

Tuesday 28th of July 2020

Hi Katie,

Gosh, I am not sure if that will work...but good news! I am posting an oat "donut" mini muffin recipe tomorrow! You inspired me...

Violet

Friday 24th of July 2020

Would love to try it, but I havent gotten to that baking pan just yet ;-). Any recipes like this that work with standard pans or muffin tons? Or a fried donut / donut holes recipe that can be cooked in oil of choice?

Camilla

Wednesday 12th of August 2020

Hi Violet, A mini muffin pan will work great!

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