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Doughnuts for everyone!

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Not only are these gooey chocolate baked doughnuts vegan, but they are also gluten-free. I know, I know! So crazy, but seriously guys do not go running. The down right genius Ashley, the cray awesome writer/photographer/recipe developer/cookbook author(!!) behind the food blog Edible Perspective decided it was time to make some doughnuts that everyone could eat.

Yup, she wrote an entire cookbook all about gluten-free baked doughnuts.

Like I said, she is a wickedly talented genius.

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The book is gorgeous.

I am actually flipping through it now, just in awe of the amazing recipes and photographs. Every last recipe is perfect to a T and every last photo should be on the cover of Bon Appetit. Not even joking. The girl is a killer photographer. If you are looking to improve your photography head over to her photography page. It is so helpful.

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But back to these doughnuts.

Oh my gosh, I cannot say enough incredible words about these gooey (so gooey), chocolate (so chocolatey), vegan (seriously?), doughnuts (yes!).

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Let’s put it this way, my brother Kai, you know they crazy picky one. The one who will not even touch ninety-five percent of the food I make.

Yeah, well Kai walked into the kitchen the day I made these doughnuts and just grabbed the spoon full of batter and went to town. But then he took a quick breath to say, “That’s good, oh that’s really good .” Then he went on and proceeded to frost the baked doughnut with the remaining batter. Yeah, I think he might have some closet talents here yet to be revealed.

After he did this I made him write down every last dessert idea he had in his brain. Be prepaid, it’s good stuff!

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My point here though is that Ashley’s recipe, her vegan gluten-free recipe, got off the chart reviews from the pickiest of the pickiest of eaters.

They also got an A++ score from my chocoholic of a mom.

These doughnuts? They just kind of blew everyone’s mind, except mine.

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I had not a doubt in my mind that these doughnuts were going to be KILLER.

And they are just that, KILLER!

I think her secret is the pumpkin (oh yes!!)! It keeps things super moist and acts similar to an egg as a binder. The pumpkin combined with the flax-seed meal is an amazing thing! I still can’t believe Kai ate pumpkin and flax seeds and loved all three doughnuts, plus the extra batter he slathered on top!

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The book is loaded to the brim with every doughnut you can imagine.

From the most indulgent the to super healthy!

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There are even savory doughnuts.

Yup, yup, yup savory doughnuts!

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Oh and there may even be a special Birthday doughnut.

It’s big and tall and EPIC – and so cute!

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Want a copy? Plus a set of new measuring spoons?? YES, you SO do! All you have to do is answer this one question in the comments area below and you’re entered to win! You can also follow me herehere, and here. Plus, Ashley here and leave separate comments on this post letting me know, but that’s totally up to you!

My question IS: What is your favorite Halloween candy? 

(This giveaway is for U.S., U.K and Canadian residents only. I’ll announce the winner Sunday morning.)

Now, doughnut time!

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Vegan Gooey Chocolate Doughnuts

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 10 Doughnuts
Calories Per Serving: 251 kcal

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  • 1/2 cup oat flour 60 g
  • 1/2 cup sweet rice flour 70 g
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa 20 g
  • powder
  • 1/4 cup pure cane sugar 50 g
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour 14 g
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ground flax meal 11 g
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons brown rice 175 ml, 129 g
  • syrup
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree 60 g
  • 2 tablespoon oil 28 ml
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup vegan dark chocolate chips 88 g

For the glaze

For topping

  • Vegan ice cream


  • To make the doughnuts: Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C, or gas mark 4) and grease your doughnut pan.
  • Combine the oat flour, sweet rice flour, cocoa powder, cane sugar, coconut flour, flax meal, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl, mixing well. In another bowl, whisk together the milk, brown rice syrup, pumpkin puree, oil, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  • Pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and stir with a large wooden spoon until just combined, being careful not to overmix (stop when you no longer see dry flour). Gently fold in the chocolate chips. The mixture will be thick.
  • Spoon the batter into the doughnut molds, filling to just below the top of each mold, 1/8- to 1/4-inch (3 to 6 mm) from the top. Bake for 20 to 26 minutes until lightly golden brown around the edges. The cake is supposed to have a gooey center. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Slide a thin spatula around the edges of the doughnuts to help loosen them out. Then place on a cooling rack and allow to cool for 5 to 10 minutes before glazing.
  • To make the glaze: Mix the powdered sugar and coconut oil together until smooth. Stir in the cocoa powder until combined. Invert the doughnut into the glaze and let the excess drip off. Serve warm, topped with ice cream.


*Recipe from [Baked Doughnuts for Everyone |] *The flours should all be available at natural food stores or a health stores. Or you can order them off of Amazon: [Oat flour |], [sweet rice flour |], [coconut flour |], [flax meal |].

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  5. Mine are Camino 72% chocolate bars – vegan, fair trade, organic, and the best-tasting ones I know! (PS: I do NOT work for that company…)

  6. Those look absolutely amazing! I am totally going to make those really soon.
    As for the question, My fav Halloween candy would have to be Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups BUT since becoming a vegan I have not been able to eat them 🙁

    1. If you are not concerned with keeping them vegan you can use 1 egg and 1/4 cup less milk. You might be able to leave the flax meal out, but I can’t be sure the end result.

      Hope this helps and I hope you love them!

  7. These look delicious!
    I’m following you on twitter by the way 🙂 Same as my name with an extra a.

    And it seems everyone hates them but my favorite halloween candy is whoppers!!

  8. The sound amazing! And your brother definitley has some crazy foodie-genius side to him because putting any sort of chocolate batter on top of a chocolate dessert sounds like pure heaven to me. 🙂
    And speaking of chocolate, my favorite Halloween candy is anything dark chocolate really!

  9. Gorgeous donuts! Have to go with the majority and say that Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are my favorite Halloweeen candy, too.

  10. My favorite Halloween candy is Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups! I remember after Trick-or-Treating, I would come home, dump all my candy on the floor and trade everything for those delicious Peanut butter cups.

  11. I also followed your twitter =) (I feel silly doing multiple entries…you should use rafflecopter?)

  12. Yay! Vegan donuts =) I love donuts, especially of the vegan variety. I just realized that I’ve been following your blog all this time, and I haven’t been following your social media! I followed your facebook page just now

  13. WOW these looking amazing. I’m gluten and dairy intolerant, so I love this! My favorite candy is sour patch kids!

  14. Hey Tieghan! Love your blog. I’ve made a few recipes from it so far and gotten rave reviews! y favorite halloween candy is really anything to do with Skor bars! (melted chocolate on a baking sheet with chopped up m&ms, peanuts, skor bars, and anything else you can think of with white chocolate drizzled on top)

  15. You did such an awesome job photographing these–they look amazing!!! And my favorite Halloween candy is..Almond Joys. Because no one else likes them so I get em all!!!

  16. These look and sound fabulous!! Hmm, favorite Halloween candy would have to be reeses pumpkins 🙂

  17. My favorite Halloween candy is Reese’s peanut butter cups, they used to be my mom’s favorite and she’d steel them from my loot… Made me treasure the one’s I had for myself! Those doughnuts look oh so delicious!

  18. My all time favorite Halloween candy is candy corn! I also love the mellowcreme pumpkins that are similar to candy corn, yum yum!

  19. Thank you for posting the recipe! That looks delicious and amazing…. Being both vegan and gluten-free baked goods are a challenge sometimes, but it sounds like there’s an answer right here 🙂

    I don’t really like american sweets that much – not much of a sweet tooth… Pie crust would be my favorite halloween/seasonal food.

  20. Yum! My favourite Halloween candy would have to be bite-sized chocolate bars (Twix, Mars, Kit Kat). All the flavour, with less guilt 🙂

  21. My favorite is candy corn and mallow pumpkins, no more for me now that I’m vegan though 🙁 Just gonna have to figure out a good vegan recipe for them 🙂

  22. I’ve always been a sucker for Twix bars. And Snickers bars. And anything with chocolate in them. Or sugar.

  23. My favorite Halloween candy is Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, but my wife is vegan and there aren’t a lot of Halloween options for her…if I win your contest, I will bake her a vegan Halloween doughnut!

  24. My favorite is Sugar Babies…I actually have lots of favorites but those top my list. The donuts look so yummy!!!

  25. My favorite Halloween candy is definitely Reese’s cups. Amazing styling in this post as always Tieghan!

  26. I am so excited Ashley’s cookbook is finally released! I have been waiting for this GF doughnuts!!
    My favorite halloween candy is snickers.

  27. CANDY CORN! And this isn’t candy, but my great aunt makes AMAZE popcorn balls every year for Halloween, and that would definitely be my choice of candy if I were to trick-or-treat.

  28. Unfortunately, I am a diabetic and can not eat candy anymore, but before that I loved anything chocolate and caramel!

  29. These look amazing! My favorite halloween candy is reese’s peanut butter pumpkins. And candy corn.. I actually don’t think candy corn is all that tasty, but for some reason I HAVE to buy it every fall!

  30. My favorite Halloween candy are the vanilla creme ones that from Russel Stovers I think… the brand that puts out a different shape every holiday! Love those!

  31. Dots are definitely my favorite Halloween candy because it is the only time of the year I can get them in those little boxes 🙂

  32. Sign me up for a stack of these gorgeous donuts with ice cream! I can’t believe they’re vegan, too! What a fabulous cookbook. Thanks for sharing this great giveaway, too!

  33. These look so great! My favorite Halloween candy is probably any type of chocolate candy. I used to love peanut M&Ms but those aren’t vegan and I’m allergic to peanuts now so I can’t eat them anymore

  34. My favorite Halloween candy is lime flavored tootsie rolls. I know weird. That or anything with chocolate and peanut butter, yum!!

  35. fave Hween candy – probably PB Cups but it’s a tough call

    these donuts – Tieghan, first, your photography is gorgeous! I cannot believe a vegan AND gf donut AND a baked one – can be so amazing looking. Ashley is so talented!!! I knew her book would be a hit and have seen so many amazing posts about it already. Pinned!

    1. Thanks so much, Averie!! I wanted to make sure I did Ashley’s doughnuts justice! I was a little nervous about the photos, they are my first back lite shots I have posted. People seem to like them though!

      Thanks for pinning!

  36. Wow these look so amazing!! I think my all time favorite Halloween candy would have to be Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Oh and Butterfingers…ah the list is too long!

  37. Wow these sound AMAZING! I love Ashley’s blog, I originally found her on her fabulos Instagram then quickly added her on twitter and Facebook because I just can’t get enough and never want to miss anything! I have made many of her dishes and I am SO excited about her book! My favotite haloween candy is a tiw between the classic Recee’s Cups and those mini delicious buttter fngers. They are DANGEROUS, but I’m a sucker for anything chocolate and peanutbutter this time of year..Can’t wait!(:

  38. My favorite Halloween candy is Reese’s! Except they make them differently (worse) around Halloween… I prefer them at other times of the year 🙂

  39. My favorite halloween candy is all of it! But I have to say kit kats and the little starburst packs were my favorite growing up.

  40. My favorite Halloween candy is Twix!! PS- I LOVE these doughnuts!!! I need to get a doughnut pan for sure!!

  41. You keep putting out so many delicious recipes I don’t even know what to bake first anymore! I am definitely an Airheads kind of girl myself. Not sure why, but the crazy amount of artificial sugary chewiness appeals to me.

  42. I’m the weirdo who doesn’t really like candy. I guess if I had to pick one, I’d say something with caramel – maybe a Zero (do they make small ones of those?!) or a 100 Grand. I would, however, like to receive a plate of those donuts for Halloween!

  43. I also totally follow Ashley everywhere, she is awesome. If I don’t win her book here I am absolutely buying it for myself for Christmas. In October. Whatever.

  44. I also follow you on instagram and facebook. Keep the delicious posts coming! They make my day (as a 7th grade teacher) much more exciting.

  45. After spending a few years making homemade candies and chocolates, I find the storebought ones jarringly sweet. But I won’t turn down a Reese’s peanut butter cup/pumpkin/egg/football/etc ever.

  46. I love ASH and all her recipes! These doughnuts are screaming my name…especially when turned in to a doughnut sundae!

  47. 100 grand bars. I only have ever eaten them on Halloween, so they are my favorite Halloween treat. 🙂

  48. My favourite halloween candy is a candy apple! Yes I am considering that Halloween candy, lol. I used to love crunchie bars but I won’t eat that stuff anymore. When you have recipes like Ashley’s who needs candy!

  49. My favourite Halloween treat would be a spooky punch, obviously topped off with a floating ice hand.

  50. WOW! These doughnuts look very-very-very good.
    My favorite Hallooween candies are simply the little chocolate bars! 🙂

  51. My favorite Halloween candy is those miniature candy bars… the ones you can eat like 10 of them before they equal a regular size candy bar…

  52. First off, these photos are amazing, Tieghan! You always make food look so fun!

    Can’t wait to get my hands on Ashley’s book! My favorite Halloween candy is hands down, Milky Way bars.

  53. Love this giveaway! OK my favorite Halloween candy is OF COURSE candy corn … and I follow you on Twitter 🙂

  54. Apparently my favorite Halloween candy is Autumn Mix (aka candy corn and pumpkin mallow cremes) as I managed to devour half a (small, yes I’m making an excuse) bag for dinner last night. It was tasty but I have to say my favorite relief for tummy trouble afterward was a glass of cold milk.

  55. My favorite candy is… plain ole Hershey’s chocolate with Milky way as a runner up. 🙂
    You made me hungry for chocolate donuts!

  56. Love Ashley and her new book! Favorite candy…hmm..tricky question. Purple skittles! 😉

      1. Hahahah! No–that would be a bit strange (favorite singular flavor is red, duh). I meant the purple (tropical?) ones 🙂

  57. Ever since I heard Ashley did a baked donut book, I’ve been meaning to get my hands on it. I bet there’s a bagillion amazing recipes in it and I can definitely see myself cycling through all of them now that it’s chilly outside. A GOOEY donut? Leeeeeemme at ’em! My favorite Halloween candy are snickers bars…classic!

  58. Peanut butter m and m’s!! Good all year round, just prettier in Halloween colors!!
    Donuts look amazing, and your photography is stunning as always!! Made your chipotle chicken stuffed acorn squash last night, it was fantastic!! So much so I’m making another batch today!! Might just have to make those donuts for dessert!! Thanks Tieghan!

  59. Halloween candy isn’t really a ‘thing’ here in the UK, but if it was I’d be all about the classic Cadbury’s chocolate buttons. It’s something about the shape I think, they melt so perfectly on the tongue. Heaven!

    The doughnuts look amazing by the way, I’ve never made a doughnut so would love the book!

  60. I’ve had to start making things gluten free for my wife and would love this cookbook.

    As for me my weakness is good old fashioned candy corn.


  61. Hello Tieghan, Thanks for this post. I have been experimenting with GF baking for a while now. My grandson is GF. Looking forward to giving these a go. You take fantastic photos and have an amazingly creative mind!
    Favorite Halloween candy, definitely the take five candy bar. Peanut butter, chocolate, pretzels, best combo ever!

  62. These donuts look amazing! And my sister has to eat gluten free so she would love these. My favorite Halloween candy is Kit Kats!

  63. Those doughnuts look beyond amazing! My favorite Halloween candy is Reese’s Pieces. The orange, yellow and brown candy pieces are perfect for representing fall and Halloween-ish colors; and they’re just delicious.

  64. These look amazing – I have no issues with gluten, but I still plan on making these!! My favorite Halloween candy – fun size Butterfingers – I totally need portion control when it comes to Butterfingers.

  65. These look so moist and tasty. My husband would love them.

    I made pumpkin GF doughnuts with almond flour Saturday. Our granddaughter in law seems to be gluten sensitive. She doesn’t eat chocolate though.