I just realized I haven’t eaten a donut since I went vegan a little over 5 months ago! This is definitely a huge feat considering my office has free donut day – EVERY FRIDAY! However, seeing as how today is National Donut Day, I feel like it’s time to break the donut fast.
Never heard of National Donut Day before? Me neither! Turns out, this is a 76-year-old tradition started by the Salvation Army to honor World War I volunteers. Only seems right to grab a vegan donut to commemorate!
But where can I find a vegan donut? Luckily for me there is pretty nifty shop down the street called Donut Friend that has vegan options. If that wasn’t awesome enough for you, they also name all of their donuts after cool bands. Nutellavision anyone?
For those of you who don’t have easy access to vegan donuts in your area, what about making some at home? I’ve gathered 5 great vegan donut recipes for you to try!
1.Espresso Glazed Vegan Donuts from Minimalist Baker
Everyone knows donuts and coffee go great together. So why not combine them? That’s exactly what the folks over at Minimalist Baker have created with these amazing espresso glazed vegan donuts!
2. Cake Batter Donuts from One Green Planet
Ok, what donut is complete without sprinkles? These cake-batter donuts will make everyday feel like your birthday!
3. Baked Blueberry Donuts from The Tolerant Vegan
Blueberries? Check. Heart-shaped? Check. Recipe creator lives in Brooklyn and loves Harry Potter? Check. Seriously, what more can you ask for? These Baked Blueberry Donuts have it all! Now get baking…
4. Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts from Happy Herbivore
No need for deep-frying. Happy Herbivore has created these delicious-looking chocolate donuts without all of the added fat!
5. Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes
Everyone loves donut holes. The perfect size for satisfying that donut craving without overloading the sweet tooth. Combine these favorite bite-site treats withe the familiar warm flavors of pumpkin and spice and you end up with one heart-warming treat.