Vegan Candy Cane Donuts 

Donuts are like the Christmas of desserts. I look forward to them like I look forward to Christmas day. Honestly, it doesn’t take much to brighten up my day. Give me some donuts and I’ll be golden. This recipe is easy and vegan! Also…who can go wrong with candy canes? 



2 cups of flour 

1 cup of mashed riped banana

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking powder

2 tsp vanilla extract 

1 1/2 cup water 

1/2 cup almond butter or vegan butter

1/2 cup maple syrup or any sugar

1 tbsp oil

Pinch of salt 

Directions: (preheat oven to 350F)

1. Mix all the dry ingredients together and all the wet ingredients separately. 

2. Combine dry ingredients with wet ingredients.

3. Pour mixture into donut pan. 

4. Bake for 25 mins. 

5. Allow to cool. Add vegan vanilla icing on top (icing sugar and 1 tbsp water combined. Keep adding water until it becomes the right consistency.) And crush candy canes on top. 



Vegan Donuts

Vegan. Donuts. Need I say more? Even though I don’t need to, I will! I love that these donuts do not require eggs, milk, or butter. But how are they holding up you ask? Two words. Apple. Sauce. Yes! Unsweetened applesauce has been used to substitute for eggs and butter. As for the milk, I used my go-to almond milk. The result has been vegan donuty goodness.

Recipe (makes about 16 mini donuts)


Doughnut pan
1 cup flour
3/4 cup cake flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup almond milk


3 cups icing sugar
4 tbsp almond milk
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Food colouring of your choice


1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray your pan with a non-stick spray.
2. Mix the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients separately.
3. Combine the wet and dry ingredients together.
4. Put the mix into a piping bag and pour into the pan without covering the part that makes the hole.
5. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
6. Allow donuts to fully cool before dipping them into the icing.
7. Decorate and enjoy!

Dairy-free, Grain-free, Protein Donuts

So, I had this massive craving for donuts last night right after my workout. As I  was preparing a protein smoothie, I thought, wouldn’t it be great to get my protein in a donut? The answer was, yes, it would be great – it would be really great. I used my grain-free vanilla cupcake recipe as a guide, and it turned out yummy! I was pleased that this donut was delicious and all around healthy.
Also, I don’t have a donut pan. I balled up some aluminum foil and put it in the center of a muffin pan. It worked out nicely. Just don’t forget to grease the muffin pan really well. I lightly greased it and found that it was hard getting the donuts out. But, it wasn’t bad for a DIY muffin pan.

Recipe (makes 12 mini donuts)


1/4 cup protein powder (I used the vanilla protein powder by vega)
1/4 cup coconut flour
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup of oil (I used grape seed oil)
4 eggs
2 tablespoon sugar (I used coconut palm sugar to keep it refined sugar free)
1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup

(I added spirulina to the ones that are greenish and cacao powder to make the chocolate one)


3 tablespoon cacao powder (or coco powder)
1/4 cup almond milk
3 tablespoon honey or maple syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Mix all the donut ingredients together with a mixer until smooth.
  3. Grease the bottom of the muffin pans. Roll up tin foil into small balls and place in center of the pan.
  4. Hold the tin foil ball down as you pour the batter into the pan with a spoon.
  5. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes.
  6. Let cool before adding icing.
  7. For the icing, mix all the ingredients together and dip the donuts top down.
  8. Decorate how you please and enjoy!

      Cartems Donuterie in Vancouver, BC

      I donut know anyone who doesn’t like donuts. It’s just inconceivable. A week ago I had a layover in Vancouver, BC, and knew that if I was going to do anything there it would be having a donut at Cartems Donuterie. This place was a hipster’s dream from decor to their variety of special drinks to vegan donuts! Yes, vegan donuts. I was super stoked because I am lactose intolerant which naturally means I love cream filled donuts! (That’s how it always goes, right?). I had the lavender rice pudding donut while Patrick had the London fog donut. Both were definitely 10/10.