Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Donuts

These Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Donuts are anything but boring! This moist and delicious sweet treat is loaded with lemony and nutty flavor. They’re perfect on any given day.


  • 2 cups organic all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup organic sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1-1/3 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup organic confectioners’ sugar plus more as needed
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons vegan-approved yellow gel food coloring


  • Preheat oven to 400°. Lightly grease doughnut baking pans with coconut oil; set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, poppy seeds, zest and salt. In a separate bowl, stir together almond milk, coconut oil, lemon juice and vanilla; add to dry mixture, mixing until combined. Transfer batter to a pastry bag; pipe batter into prepared pans.
  • Bake until light golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean, 10-12 minutes. Cool in pans 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  • For glaze, whisk together confectioners’ sugar, almond milk, lemon juice, zest and vanilla until smooth; whisk in food coloring. Dip tops of donuts into glaze; let stand until set.
Nutrition Facts

1 donut: 192 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 195mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.