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top down shot of chocolate donuts with a chocolate frosting and crushed peppermint on top

Chocolate Peppermint Donuts

  • Author: Brita Britnell
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 donuts 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


These Vegan Baked Peppermint Donuts are simple to make and so deliciously decadent!


  • 1 cup of flour (I use all purpose but you can also use whole wheat, pastry flour, or a gluten free 11 substitute)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup of maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons of almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons of nut butter- I used peanut butter this time but have also made these with almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract
  • 1 medium banana, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder

For the frosting:

  • 2 tablespoons of dark chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
  • ½ cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of plant based milk (plus more as needed)
  • Crushed peppermint/ Sprinkles for topping if desired


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly great a donut pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mash your banana until few lumps remain. Stir in the milk, nut butter, maple syrup, and peppermint extract. Stir until well combined.
  3. Over top of the wet ingredients, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder and mix everything together to combine.
  4. Evenly spoon or pipe the mixture into the 6 muffin cups.
  5. Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let cool slightly and then remove from the pan to a wire rack to cool more.
  6. Make the frosting by melting the chocolate and coconut oil in a small bowl until just melted. Whisk in the powdered sugar and milk. Add a teaspoon more milk as needed to thicken the frosting to your desired thickness.
  7. Dip each cooled donut into the frosting and add crushed peppermint as desired. ENJOY!


these can also be made as muffins if desired but might need 5 extra minutes in the oven!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: american


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 231
  • Sugar: 17.9 g
  • Sodium: 548.6 mg
  • Fat: 6.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 40.4 g
  • Protein: 4.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.3 mg

Keywords: vegan donuts, baked donuts, holiday donuts