Lavender Lemon Vegan Donuts - Dr. Axe

Lavender Lemon Vegan Donuts

Vegan donuts

When you think of bakery treats that you can make at home, I bet cookies and cakes come first to mind. But did you know that donuts are just as easy to make at home? And they can be vegan?

While they might look complicated, the only special tool you need to prepare donuts is a donut pan! Super easy. And I suggest you try your hand at making these treats with my Lavender Lemon Vegan Donuts recipe.

Special Ingredients

Not only is there no dairy in these vegan donuts, but they’re also gluten-free. They’re prepared with chickpea flour, a high-protein, high-fiber alternative to wheat flour.

The dried lavender adds such a distinctive — and delicious — taste. If you haven’t tried this flower in food before, you’re in for a pleasant surprise!

Meanwhile, rather than using inferior fats, this vegan donut recipe uses healthy fats from coconut oil and coconut butter. This is a snack that will keep you energetic rather than weight you down (and is only 250 calories per donut … much less than the typical donut.)


Move over, Krispy Kreme. There are some new donuts in town.

How to Make Lavender Lemon Vegan Donuts

Start by preheating the oven to 350F and then mixing together the dry ingredients in a large bowl and set them aside.

Vegan lemon lavender donuts step 1 - Dr. Axe

In a separate bowl, add the wet ingredients — including nutrition-rich coconut milk — and whisk until combined. Then add the wet ingredients to the dry bowl and stir it all up.

Vegan lemon lavender donuts step 2 - Dr. Axe

Next, grease the donut pan and pour in the combined mix. (No donut pan? Use a cake or muffin pan, and use parchment paper or tin foil to create the center area.) Bake for about 12–15 minutes or until the donuts are golden brown. Don’t overbake!

While the donuts are baking, prepare the frosting, in which you use either maple syrup or raw honey. In a small saucepan, add all the frosting ingredients and heat over medium-low on the stove until everything is well mixed.

Vegan lemon lavender donuts recipe - Dr. Axe

Let the donuts rest for about 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack. Top the vegan lemon lavender donuts with the frosting and coconut flakes, then serve and enjoy!

These donuts are delicious anytime a day — breakfast, snack or dessert. Make extra, because these will go quickly!

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Lavender Lemon Vegan Donuts Recipe

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  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 donuts 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Vegan donuts have become more popular, and when you make them with chickpea flour, the texture really works. Add in these lavender and lemon flavors, and wow, this is a delicious donut.



Dry Ingredients

  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons chickpea flour
  • ⅓ cup coconut sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅛ teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon dried lavender
  • zest of ½ lemon
  • ½ tablespoon poppy seeds

Wet Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup full-fat coconut milk
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 2 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  • 2 tablespoons coconut butter
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon dried lavender


  • Coconut flakes (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Grease one donut pan for 6 donuts with a little coconut oil and set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, mix the dry ingredients together and set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients until well combined. Add the wet ingredients to the dry.
  5. Grease a donut pan and pour in the mixture. Bake for 12–15 minutes, or until donuts are golden brown. Allow donut cakes to rest for 5 minutes before flipping onto cooling wrack.
  6. While donuts are baking, in a small saucepan, add the frosting ingredients and stir over medium-low heat until well combined. Remove from heat.
  7. Top with frosting and coconut flakes.
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Category: Desserts, Snacks
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 donut (76g)
  • Calories: 247
  • Sugar: 17.5g
  • Sodium: 166mg
  • Fat: 14.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.8g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2.8g
  • Trans Fat: 0.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 26g
  • Fiber: 1.9g
  • Protein: 3.9g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg

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  1. Karen on

    Substitute for special donut pan? Difference of coconut butter and coconut oil? Haven’t seen the butter form.

  2. laura on


    Can I cook it as a cake in a tin with the middle in it. It looks like a giant donut tin? As I don’t have a donut tin and cant afford one it would be great to be able to make a donut cake instead.
    Kind regards,


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