Chocolate Chocolate Donuts {They’s Vegan, Yo}

Who posts a new recipe on Friday at 3:44 p.m.? Well, the crazy girl who’s still unpacking her life, that’s who. Thanks so much for your patience this week. To reward you for sticking by me through thick and thin, being patient on a week with a pathetic amount of posts (and even more pathetic posts), I think it’s high time we celebrate two of the deadly sins.

Greed and lust.

Vegan donut porn, anyone?

Sit back, relax, and oogle…




Because you deserve it.

Because I love you.

Because I approve of lust. When it’s lusting after vegan chocolate donuts.

And because greed feels sooo good…when you want something sooo right.

This ones for you, darlin.


Vegan Chocolate-Chocolate Donuts


For the Donuts:
1 cup garbanzo beans
1/2 cup almond milk
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
2 tablespoons vanilla
1 tsp white vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 tablespoon Earth Balance 'butter', melted
1 cup grain-sweetened vegan chocolate chips, melted
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour

For the Glaze:
1/2 cup grain-sweetened vegan chocolate chips, melted
2 tablespoons Earth Balanc, melted
1 tablespoon almond milk
1/2 tablespoon vanilla
1 cup organic powdered sugar


In a blender, combine garbanzo beans, almond milk, baking powder, vanilla, white vinegar, salt, sugar, and melted butter. Blend until pureed. Transfer to a large bowl and blend with the melted chocolate chips and flour. Transfer to a large zip-top bag and allow the dough to sit for about 5-10 minutes before snipping the corner of the bag, and piping into donut pans that have been generously sprayed with nonstick baking spray.

Bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes, or just until the donuts set. Remove and cool for 3-5 minutes before turning your donuts onto a cooling rack. Frost immediately with frosting.

While the donuts are cooking, mix together the chocolate chips, melted Earth Balance butter, almond milk, vanilla, and powdered sugar. Mix just until smooth. Add more almond milk if needed to make the consistency spreadable (but not overly runny). Use a spoon to drizzle on top of warm donuts.

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23 Responses to “Chocolate Chocolate Donuts {They’s Vegan, Yo}”

  1. 1

    Jen on May 11, 2012 at 6:27 pm Reply

    holy!!! I have all the ingredients!!! forget the pancakes I was going to make in the morning…I”m going to make these!!! Woot!!

  2. 2

    Rana on May 11, 2012 at 6:55 pm Reply

    Well, yes, and sprinkles make everything better. I think you said that a little while back. Nice to see you unpacking and treating you and your family.

  3. 3

    Katrina on May 11, 2012 at 7:05 pm Reply

    Neat! These sound awesome! I love it!

  4. 4

    Linda on May 12, 2012 at 3:40 am Reply

    I appreciate so much all of your baking recipes. We’re trying to eat more healthfully, so I’m cooking primarily vegetarian and often vegan meals. The baking part is still new to me. You have some wonderfully sinful ideas :-)

  5. 5

    Kristy on May 12, 2012 at 9:38 am Reply

    well… I never knew doughnut pans existed. Thanks for that lol
    Might just have to try some one day :)

  6. 6

    anna on May 12, 2012 at 10:58 pm Reply

    question – in place of the earth balance, coconut oil? thoughts?

    • Brooke replied: — May 13th, 2012 @ 9:48 pm

      Yes! I think that swap would absolutely work!

  7. 7

    Skye on May 15, 2012 at 9:11 am Reply

    I’ve never made donuts, but these look delish!

  8. 8

    Samantha on May 19, 2012 at 4:49 pm Reply

    They be vegan, yo. I love it. You made my day with that!

  9. 9

    Kathy Patalsky on May 21, 2012 at 7:01 pm Reply

    LOVE these. I think I need to buy a donut pan NOW!

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    jessica on May 24, 2012 at 8:57 am Reply

    chickepea donuts? awesome sauce! thank you for this recipe as well. my guy and i are not vegans but it doesn’t hurt to implement as much whole food and goodness as possible into your life. i am delighted i found a new blog to read!

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    Irvin @ Eat the Love on November 2, 2012 at 3:16 pm Reply

    Great. Now I’m seriously craving chocolate donuts!

    Just an aside, you might want to specify the sprinkles you use. I like Let’s Do Organic, as they use normal things to color their sprinkles (like spinach and tumeric). Some sprinkles use non vegan creepy ingredients like crushed bugs (cochineal, carmine red or Natural Red 4). Yikes!

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    Lauren on November 2, 2012 at 9:21 pm Reply

    woh, woh, woh, donuts made out of garbanzo beans? Count me in!

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    Betsy McInturff on April 23, 2013 at 6:36 pm Reply

    I made these tonight (I tagged you in my instagram) and used stevia in place of the sugar. The “glaze” was actually moldable so I just pressed it on the top and it started to melt. My kids are gonna FLIP when they see these for breakfast! Thank you!

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