Vegan Maple Bacon Donuts

Vegan Maple Bacon Donuts


Vegan Maple Bacon Donuts to the rescue!

Heart healthy and packed with maple bacon flavor! There is no shortage of that addictive smoky bacon flavor with this great recipe for Coconut Bacon from Cookie and Kate

The donut is a guilt free cake style donut so no frying here, but of course if you prefer this same flavors with a fried donut I have one here

Vegan Maple Bacon Donuts

I love these little miniature donuts so if you want this same size click here for the mini donut pan or you can go for the larger sized one if you prefer

I do have more variations on these donuts with sprinkles and chocolate glaze if you want more variety! Click here for assorted donuts!

But for now let’s concentrate on cruelty free BACON that is going to knock your grandma’s socks off!

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Coconut Bacon Recipe
Serves: 3 cups
  • Coconut Flakes 1 package about 3 cups
  • Soy Sauce 3 Tablespoons (45ml)
  • Liquid Smoke 2½ Tablespoons (37ml)
  • Maple Syrup 2 Tablespoons (30ml)
  1. Combine all the ingredients together in a large bowl distributing evenly and coating well
  2. Layer onto a sheet pan and bake in a preheated 325°F oven for approximately 10-20 minutes checking throughout baking and tossing to make sure it bakes evenly
Store baked crispy bacon in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 month


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Vegan Maple Bacon Donuts
Serves: 18-24 minis
  • All Purpose Flour 1¼ cup (156g)
  • Salt ¼ teaspoon
  • Baking Soda 1 teaspoon (4g)
  • Almond Milk ½ cup (120ml)
  • Brown Sugar ⅓ cup (70g)
  • Ground Flax Seed 1 tablespoon (8g)
  • Hot Water 3 Tablespoons (45ml)
  • Coconut Oil Melted 4 teaspoons (20ml)
  • Vanilla Extract 1 teaspoon
  1. Combine ground flax seed with hot water and whisk smooth
  2. Let stand for at least 10 minutes to thicken to a paste
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine the almond milk, melted coconut oil, vanilla extract, brown sugar and flax egg and salt and whisk smooth
  4. Add the sifted flour & baking soda and whisk smooth.
  5. Transfer batter to a pastry bag and pipe half way to the top into each of the cavities.
  6. Bake in a preheated 325°F oven for approximately 8 - 12 minutes for the mini's & possibly 22 minutes for the larger. When they spring back when gently pressed they are done
  7. Cool then prepare the cube fondant with the maple extract or 1 cup of confectioners sugar with 1-3 tablespoons water to desired consistency then add the maple glaze
  8. Dip in glaze and then in crispy coconut bacon
Donuts are to be stored in an airtight container for up to 4 days, they will go stale before they go bad



  1. I love the fact you made coconut bacon for these wonder treats. I also am so happy you are following you heart and sharing all these wonderful vegan recipes. And like you said so much of the vegan/vegetarian food nowadays tastes better than the animal containing (and gone are the days of the cardboard flavors.)

    Please keep sharing these great recipes. I now have another reason to get home so i can taste these wonderful treats.

  2. Hi, Gretchen! I’m glad you’re choosing what you think it’s best for you and that you’re following your heart. Unfortunately, this is not what I’m lookin for, but whenever I’ll need some really good vegan treats I’ll know where to look. Good luck with your channel and your life.

    P.S. I’ll never understand the American way to use bacon in sweets 😀

    1. I have been vegan for a while now and I have been super conflicted with my channel not being in alignment with my life and my beliefs
      I am transitioning my channel/blog to align with my beliefs, I have been veg for 8+ years and have been in severe conflict here on my channel
      AND when I owned my bakery by promoting the exploited animal industry, so I finally “got off the fence” and decided to stop being a hypocrite
      and follow my heart and soul passion.
      I understand not everyone cares to be open to this kind of baking
      (although I have been making some of my BEST recipes more recently!) (Have you seen the Black Chocolate Cake!??? 🙂

      I hope and wish that folks will be open minded and give me the same understanding for following my heart.
      This has not been the case 100% so far, as I have sadly been met with anger (mostly on youtube- there are so many haters there it is so sad 🙁 for following my heart and soul
      However others have been showing tremendous support and encouragement. I hope you will at least give it a chance. 🙂
      I will not eliminate my old recipes and will still help you all with baking of any kind just like always!

  3. Hi Gretchen,
    First of all its nice to have recipes for vegans. I have 2 queries::–
    1. I am a Vegetarian NOT Vegan, if I use the normal milk and butter instead of vegan butter & milk will there be a change.
    I am asking this because in India these vegan substitutes are a bit costly and not easily available.

    2. This is regarding Aquafabba. As you said it’s the water from the canned chickpeas, in India chickpeas are generally found as we buy pulses and we soak it water for 8 hrs or overnight(closed) before boiling. Now will that be equal to the water there in the cans of chickpeas.

  4. I am making an attempt to not use items that unnecessarily use animals to process. Will using vegan friendly sugar alter a non-vegan recipe results? thank you in advance

  5. Vegan fried donut? Is there a good recipe for a vegan fried donut. I tried a recipe off Youtube. Didn’t go well. And really and truly I am not a fan of baked donuts vegan or non vegan!

    If you have a fried vegan donut recipe, I know yours will work. Never failed me yet.

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