The delicious Vegan Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Donuts recipe are moist and fluffy, topped with ginger-flavored frosting. They are perfect baked rather than fried and so easy to prepare.

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Carrot Cake Donuts With Ginger (Vegan, Gluten-Free)


This Carrot Cake Donuts With Ginger (Vegan, Gluten-Free) is the perfect treat for the holidays, brunch, or for any special occasion. This moist and delicious carrot cake donuts recipe has the perfect amount of ginger, I added crystallized ginger and powdered ginger to the batter.

Save yourself a trip to the store and make these Carrot Cake donuts recipe, Pineapple Coconut Donuts, and Pumpkin Donuts at home. They are all vegan, gluten-free and delicious.

Ingredients For Vegan Gluten Free Carrot Cake Donuts

Carrot Cake Donuts Ingredients

How To Make Vegan Gluten Free Carrot Cake Donuts

  • All-Purpose Gluten-Free Flour: Provides the structural base for the donuts, ensuring they are suitable for those with gluten sensitivities while maintaining a desirable texture.
  • Cane Sugar: A natural sweetener that lends a mild molasses flavor, enhancing the overall sweetness of the donuts.
  • Baking Powder: A leavening agent that helps the donuts rise, making them light and fluffy.
  • Powdered Ginger: Adds a warm, spicy kick that complements the sweetness of the carrots and sugar.
  • Ground Nutmeg (Optional): Offers a sweet, nutty warmth that deepens the flavor profile, enhancing the spiced quality of the donuts.
  • Salt: A crucial ingredient that balances the sweetness and enhances the flavors of all other ingredients.
  • Almond Milk: A dairy-free milk that adds moisture to the batter, helping to create a tender crumb in the finished donuts.
  • Coconut Oil, Melted: Provides richness and ensures the donuts are moist and tender, also contributing a subtle tropical flavor.
  • Ground Flaxseeds: Act as an egg substitute when mixed with water, providing binding properties and adding a slight nuttiness along with omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Vanilla: Infuses the donuts with a classic, aromatic sweetness, rounding out the flavor complexity.
  • Carrot: Shredded finely, carrots add natural sweetness, moisture, and texture, as well as a vibrant color to the donuts.
  • Crystallized Ginger, Chopped: Offers a chewy, spicy-sweet garnish that intensifies the ginger flavor, adding a delightful textural contrast.

How To Prepare Vegan Gluten Free Carrot Cake Donuts

To make these baked carrot cake donuts, I used 6 cavity donut pan, you will also need a donut pan. You can find non-stick or silicone pan on Amazon or stainless steel pan on USA Pan.

To prepare these baked donuts, I combined all the dry ingredients, gluten-free flour, cane sugar, baking powder, and salt.

For baking powder, I used Pillsbury Gluten-Free Flour and for the cane sugar, I used Sugar In The Raw.

For the liquid, I combined almond milk, flax seeds, coconut oil, and vanilla. I then fold in finely grated carrots and crystallized ginger. For the crystallized ginger, I used the Trader Joe’s brand.

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Carrot . Cake Donuts (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Vegan Gluten Free Carrot Cake Donuts

The delicious Carrot Cake Donuts With Ginger (Vegan, Gluten-Free) recipe is so moist and fluffy, topped with ginger flavored frosting. The perfect treat that is baked and not fried and so easy to prepare.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vegan gluten free carrot cake donuts
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 donuts
Calories: 408kcal


  • 1 donut pan


For The Donuts

  • 1 cup all purpose gluten-free flour
  • 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup carrot peeled and finely grated
  • 1/4 cup crystallized ginger chopped

For The Vegan Cream Cheese

  • 4 ounces vegan cream cheese I used Trader Joe’s brand
  • 1/2 cup powdered cane sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Vegan Butter I used Earth Balance Buttery Spread
  • 1/4 cup crystallized ginger chopped extra for garnish


To Make The Donuts

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Could you gently spray or brush the donut pan with oil and set aside?
  • Combine gluten-free flour, sugar, baking powder, ginger, nutmeg, and salt in a medium bowl.
  • Mix almond milk, coconut oil, flaxseeds, and vanilla in another bowl.
  • Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix until thoroughly combined. Fold in carrots and crystallized ginger.
  • Scoop batter into donut pan and divide equally to fill the cavity. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes. Allow to cool for about 10 minutes in the pan, then transfer to a cooling rack to finish cooling before adding frosting.

To Make Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Place vegan cream cheese, powdered sugar in a food processor, add vegan butter and process until smooth pause and scrape down the sides. Scoop frosting in a medium bowl and stir in crystallized ginger.


Calories: 408kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 317mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 1960IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 1mg