Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Donuts (Vegan)

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Donuts that are vegan and gluten free! Who says you can’t have donuts on a whole food diet?  Not me!  I just make them healthier.

UPDATE: This recipe originally appeared on my blog back in 2013.  I had t remove it for 3 years because it went into my first cookbook.  Well, those 3 years are up, so I’m bringing it back to the blog! Yay!


peanut butter chocolate chip donuts


Most donuts are laden with saturated fat, processed sugars and flours.  Not these!  These are baked, not fried and made with whole grains.  Even your kids will love them.



Meadow 1


This next picture says it all, doesn’t it?




This is my baby who eats most of her food through a tube.  Even she was scarfing these down. These would go great with a glass of my Homemade Almond Milk.


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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Donuts

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Donuts

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 10 min Yields 12 donuts     adjust servings



Preheat oven to 350.

Mix the applesauce, maple syrup, peanut butter, almond milk, and vanilla in a small saucepan on medium heat.  Stir until everything is well combined.

In a large bowl, mix together the oat flour, baking powder, and salt.  Add the peanut butter mixture to the dry ingredients.  Fold in the chocolate chips.

Spoon the batter into greased donut pans.  Bake for about 10 minutes.  Let the donuts cool before removing them from the pans.


Recipe Notes

Store these donuts in the fridge.  They should last a couple weeks.  You can also freeze them for up to 6 months.  Enjoy!!


Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Donuts

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110 thoughts to “Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Donuts (Vegan)”

  1. I am going to try this as muffins with brown rice flour and almond butter. I will let you know how it goes in a couple of weeks ... I am a procrastinator!
  2. Has anyone had success with making these gluten free? If so please post your substitutions :) it looks like several people were going to try it. I am not brave enough to try it without an exact recipe yet I find myself drooling at the thought of these :)
      1. Thanks! Would you recommend I use the same amount of gluten-free flour as you used regular? Do you think brown rice flour or coconut would be best?
        1. Yes, I would use the same. Brown rice flour should work. Coconut flour can be fickle sometimes so I am not sure if it will work.
  3. I just made these and I'm very new to using white whole wheat flour and what to expect for the finished product. I used 1/2 white Whle wht. Flour and 1/2 all purpose to give it a shot and I also added a tblsp of choc. Chips to the peanut butter mixture(couldn't help myself!) while it was melting on the stove. I don't have a donut pan so I used my mini muffin pan to try for donut "holes". I tasted it when it came out of the oven and while the flavor was there(very yummy!), it seemed on the dry side on the inside, like I definitely needed to chase each bite with a drink. Is that the norm or did I bake it for to long? Any advice on how to make a more moist finished product? The kids didn't notice the difference in texture and devoured these but me and my hubby did!
    1. They may have cooked a bit too long. In order to make them more moist, you can try adding a couple of tablespoons of oil next time. Glad the favor was good though!
  4. I found a donut hole pan at the store and i'm wondering if that would work for your donut recipes? My FIL keeps bringing over DD munchkins for my son and I have told him to stop...I'm thinking that i can "fool" him into eating heathly homecooked ones!
  5. do you have a recipe for beef stock or beef broth? Every can or package I saw contains caramel coloring. Thank you for your time. Love your site and recipes.
  6. These were amazing and turned out to be the perfect antidote to a bummer day when plans with the girls fell through. Was feeling a little sorry for myself when I saw them on Facebook. A healthier way to drown my sorrows in peanut butter and chocolate...and donuts! ;) I made mine gluten free and in a muffin tin since I don't have a donut pan and they turned out great (just took an extra 5 minutes). Thanks for sharing! You've become one of my favorite blogs; I just got all your Larabar recipes last night and can't wait to try them! :)
  7. Just made these, wow! FYI, didn't have all the correct ingredients, so I subbed mashed banana for the applesauce and my home-made nutella (almond butter with cacao powder & maple syrup) for the peanut butter. I didn't have a donut pan, so I used my muffin-top pan ;) turned out GREAT!!! Thanks, I'll definitely do this again!
  8. Hi! I like to try this recipe. It looks good. I have sweet tooth. And im sure my kids will love it also because they like donuts. I just want to know what is the T stands for in 3 T milk (i used almond milk). That is on the recipe. Is the letter T means tablespoon? Thank you..
  9. Finally tried these today! Deliciousness!!!! We subbed almond butter for peanut butter due to a peanut allergy and these may be our new faves! We come to your site for the majority of our snack, breakfast recipes. Thank you for all you do and for sharing!
  10. For the past couple months I've been gradually switching to whole foods. My hubby and I watched an awesome documentary last night called Hungry For Change, and he's totally on board now too. So today I've been searching around for websites with good recipes and found yours! My daughter wants donuts on her birthday that's coming up and she loves peanut butter, so this is perfect. I have wheat and my own wheat grinder, and wondering if that will work for the flour? Is there a way to make homemade wheat flour white? I don't have a donut pan but I have cookie cutters that can cut out the shape of donuts, and then I was going to place them on a cookie sheet. Will that change anything? Thanks!!
    1. Regular wheat flour would work just fine in here. It might be slightly more dense, but still good. White wheat is actually a type of whole grain. I am not sure if these would work with cookie cutters, but they do well as muffins. You will just have to cook them slightly longer. I hope you enjoy the recipe!
      1. Thanks for your response! I think I'm going to buy the donut pan. Donuts are my husband and daughter's favorite treat, and you have quite a few healthy recipes for them. :) Thanks again!
  11. Hi! These look great- I have all the ingredients except applesauce! Is there anything that can replace that or should I wait until I go to the store? :) Thanks!
  12. I made these this morning in a mini-muffin pan. It made 24 perfect little "donut holes" :) I also used almond butter instead of peanut butter. Baked them for 13 minutes-perfection!
  13. I am absolutely making these RIGHT NOW. Taking my laptop to the kitchen and going to enjoy these for my brunch (which is all we do on weekends!). Thank you for such a great recipe!
  14. Hi, I don't have any applesauce or bananas as suggested above...and I know that sometimes applesauce is substituted for oil in recipes, could I use coconut oil instead? Wanting to try these in the morning without going to the store! Thanks, love your recipes and I am slowly getting away from my go-to-sugary-not-so-good-for-us-treats!
  15. The dough was super thick and dry. I could hardly stir in the choc chips. I used white whole wheat flour and followed the recipe. Not sure what happened.

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