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Healthy Carrot Cake Baked Homemade Donuts

Healthy Carrot Cake Baked Doughnuts recipe

Healthy Carrot Cake Baked Homemade Donuts Recipe made from only ten ingredients and ready in 15 minutes. Vegan and Gluten Free.

I received this Wilton Six Hole Doughnut Tin  for my birthday a few weeks ago. Since then I have been obsessed with all the endless donut flavour combinations I could make. Starting with these healthy carrot cake baked donuts!

Healthy Carrot Cake Baked Doughnuts recipe

They are gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and refined sugar-free.  I frosted mine using cashew cream but they are so tasty on their own that I actually prefer them without.

Healthy Carrot Cake Baked Doughnuts recipe

Baking donuts is so much healthier then the typical method, although they taste just as good! Made from just 10 easy ingredients they are ready in only 15 minutes. Naturally gluten free and vegan.

Healthy Carrot Cake Baked Doughnuts recipe

Recipe- Carrot Cake Baked Donuts Recipe


  • 1 1/4 cups flour (I used buckwheat)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar ( I used coconut)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 chia egg
  • 2/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup milk (I used almond)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup finely grated carrot

Optional Cashew Cream Frosting

  • ¾ cup raw cashews soaked overnight in warm water
  • 1.5 tablespoons coconut oil melted
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk (or any milk)


Carrot Cake Baked Doughnut:

  • Heat oven to 350°F/175c
  • Lightly spray a doughnut pan with cooking spray
  •  In medium bowl, stir together flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg 
  • In a separate bowl beat chia egg, oil, milk, maple syrup, and carrot with a whisk.
  • Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients; fold until just combined.
  • Transfer mixture to the doughnut pan filling about half full.
  • Bake on centre oven rack 10 to 12 minutes or until doughnuts are golden around edges and spring back when touched.
  • Remove from oven, repeat with remaining batter

Cashew Cream Frosting:

  • Add all ingredients to food processor and pulse until completely creamy
  • Layer on top of the carrot cake doughnuts and top with chopped walnuts if desired

My other homemade donuts recipes:

Red velvet doughnuts recipe

Almond butter and chocolate doughnuts recipe

I really hope you enjoy this healthy carrot cake baked homemade donuts recipe. Be sure to tag me on social media if you try them. I love seeing your creations.

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Healthy Carrot Cake Baked Doughnuts recipe

Sharon Jenkins

Sunday 1st of January 2023

Excuse my ignorance, but what is a chia egg?


Monday 2nd of January 2023

Hi Sharon, A chia egg is made from water and whole chia seeds. You can use normal eggs or egg replacer if you prefer.

Sunya Phillips

Monday 5th of June 2017

These cakes look so delicious. l don't know which one to try first.


Monday 30th of January 2017

Can't wait to try these .


Monday 30th of January 2017

This is a super cool recipe! Also, great presentation. All photos are Instagram feed photos. Thanks for sharing. Sometimes you find a recipe that you want to make it right away and this is one of them :)