Vegan Peanut Butter Jelly Baked Donuts

Vegan Peanut Butter Jelly Baked Donuts

I did some experimenting and came up with these Vegan Peanut Butter Jelly Baked Donuts with a Peanut Butter Glaze and Peanut Sprinkles – they’re also oil-free and guilt-free, and there’s even a sugar-free option! Sound too good to be true? Check out the recipe below and make them yourself!

Vegan Peanut Butter Jelly Baked Donuts

They’re really easy to make as the batter is made of just a few simple ingredients and they’re baked not rather than deep-fried – it also means they’re much healthier than their Krispy Kreme cousins.

To make them vegan, I replaced normal butter with peanut butter – which also happens to pair extremely well with the strawberry jam in the middle.

The addition of the yogurt makes them extra soft and fluffy. A dairy-free yogurt with a relatively thin consistency works best. I used this Provamel sugar-free soy yogurt that you can buy in most health stores.

It’s very important to add the vinegar and bicarbonate of soda, as the acidic vinegar and alkali bicarb will react in the mixture and make the cake rise – this is how you can make a sponge rise successfully without eggs! 

Also bear in mind: when placing the jam in the middle of the donut make sure to place it in the centre so that no jam leaks out whilst cooking!

The peanut butter glaze is really easy to make and ensures these oil- and butter-free donuts keep their moisture.

Adding salted peanuts on top adds a lovely crunchy texture to the otherwise fluffy and pillowy donuts and gives them an interesting savoury-sweet flavour.

If you want to make these donuts sugar-free, you can buy a naturally sweetened strawberry jam. I really like this St Dalfour one that you can also get in most supermarkets.

And instead of making the glaze with icing sugar, you could just spread peanut butter or strawberry jam (or a mixture of both) on top of the donuts.

If you try out this recipe or anything else from my blog, I’d love for you to take a photo and tag it #rhiansrecipes on Instagram! It would really make my day to see what you come up with!

Vegan Peanut Butter Jelly Baked Donuts
Yields 12
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  1. 4 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
  2. 6 tablespoons soy yogurt
  3. 1 tablespoon vinegar
  4. 150g self-raising flour + 1 teaspoon baking powder (or plain flour + 2 teaspoons baking powder)
  5. 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  6. Splash of milk, any kind
  7. 12 teaspoons strawberry jam
For the topping
  1. 4 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
  2. 2 tablespoons icing sugar
  3. Splash of hot water
  4. Handful of roasted peanuts (salted or otherwise), chopped roughly into pieces
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees
  2. Mix together the yogurt, peanut butter and vinegar in a bowl
  3. Sift in the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda
  4. Add the milk and carefully fold in – don’t mix it too much
  5. Divide half of the mixture into a greased muffin tin
  6. Place 1 teaspoon of strawberry jam into the centre of the batter
  7. Cover them all with the remaining half of the batter
  8. Bake in oven for 15 minutes
  9. Meanwhile, make the glaze by mixing the peanut butter and icing sugar in a bowl with a splash of hot water (keep adding water until you think the icing has reached the right consistency – thin enough to be spread easily over the donuts but not so thin that it’ll drip down the sides)
  10. Once out of the oven, remove the donuts from the baking tin, place on a wire rack and spread the glaze over the top
  11. Finish by sprinkling with the chopped peanuts
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