Rocky Road Donuts Vegan
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Be sure to DOUBLE the recipe below for Double Stacked Donuts!!
You will need Specialty Donut pans for this recipe!
Serves: 6 Single Donuts
  • For the Donut Batter:
  • All Purpose Flour 1 cup (125g)
  • Natural Cocoa Powder Unsweetened¼ cup (20g)
  • Light Brown Sugar ½ cup (105g)
  • Baking Soda 1 teaspoon
  • Salt ¼ teaspoon
  • Plant Milk ½ cup (120ml)
  • Ground Flax Seed 1 Tablespoon (8g)
  • Hot Water 3 Tablespoons (45ml)
  • Coconut Oil Melted 4 teaspoons *Or vegetable oil is fine
  • Vanilla Extract 1 teaspoon (5ml)
  • ½ Recipe Vegan Buttercream *You will still have extra buttercream even if you make just half, but the buttercream can freeze for up to 3 months! So it's worth it!
  • Cocoa Powder ¼ cup
  • ½ Recipe of Ganache *You will also have a small amount of ganache leftover too, but I like to leave the excess in the refrigerator, you just never know when you will want to drizzle chocolate sauce on something!
  • Walnuts lightly toasted in a 275°F oven for 8-10 minutes ½ cup - 1 cup to your liking
  • Dandies Marshmallows ½ cup - 1 cup to your liking
  1. For the donut batter:
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F and lightly spray the donut pans with pan spray
  3. Combine the ground flax seed with the hot water and whisk smooth
  4. Let stand for at least 5 minutes to thicken to a paste
  5. In a large mixing bowl combine the plant milk, melted coconut oil, vanilla extract, brown sugar and flax paste and whisk smooth
  6. Add the sifted flour, cocoa powder, salt & baking soda and whisk smooth.
  7. Transfer batter to a pastry bag and pipe almost to the top into each of the lightly greased cavities.
  8. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for approximately 10-12 minutes for the larger donuts (8 minutes for the mini sized donuts pan). or when they spring back when gently pressed they are done.
  9. Next prepare the buttercream recipe as per the instructions on that page and at the last stage of mixing add the cocoa powder, mix smooth
  10. Once the donuts have cooled you can fill the centers with chocolate buttercream, add the toasted walnuts & marshmallows & drizzle with optional ganache sauce.
  11. Of course if you DOUBLE this recipe you can make the Double Deckers like I did in the video!
Donuts will stay fresh for up to 3 days at room temperature in a covered container, or for longer storage refrigerate for up to 1 week in an airtight container.

Donuts can be frozen (without the added creams & nuts & marshmallows is best) wrapped well to prevent drying for up to 2 months
Recipe by Gretchen's Vegan Bakery at