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

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

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.

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.

Carrot Cake Donuts Ingredients

How To Make 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.

Carrot . Cake Donuts (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

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Note: The nutritional information does not include the frosting.

Baked Carrot Cake Donuts





Per serving

Energy: 258 kcal / 1078 kJ
Fat: 16 g
Protein: 3 g
Carbs: 26 g

Cooking Time

Preparation: 10 min
Cooking: 25 min
Ready in: 35 min
For: 6 donuts



Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting


  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees F. Lightly spray or brush donut pan with oil and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine gluten-free flour, sugar, baking powder, ginger, nutmeg and salt.
  3. In another bowl mix, almond milk, coconut oil, flaxseeds, and vanilla.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix until fully combined. Fold in carrots and crystallized ginger.
  5. Scoop batter into donut pan and divide equally to fill cavity. Bake in 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 The Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. 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.


Carrot Cake Donuts with ginger pin

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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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  1. Sheila
    April 13, 2020

    I was so excited at how well these donuts turned out! Carrot cake is my favorite “flavor” of cake and these donuts did NOT disappoint! I did make a couple tweaks… because I love coconut and pineapple, I filled about 1/3 of my 1/4 cup measuring cup with the chopped ginger, 1/3 with finely grated unsweetened coconut and 1/3 with finely chopped freeze dried pineapple The texture and flavor of these donuts is amazing and I can’t wait to make them again! (which will be soon because I still have half of the frosting left!) I can’t wait to try more of your recipes!

  2. Purefit Keto
    May 13, 2018

    Incredible! This blog looks exactly like my old one!
    It’s on a entirely different subject but it has pretty much the same
    page layout and design. Wonderful choice of colors!

  3. swathi
    April 8, 2018

    I like the ginger topped cake donuts as you did a twist on classic carrot cake. I have to make it for my kids both are donuts fans. these best as it has fresh flavors going there.

  4. Karyl Henry
    April 8, 2018

    What a great twist on the traditional carrot cake! I love that you topped them with ginger. Ginger has such a fabulous aroma, and pairs so well with carrots

  5. Sandhya Ramakrishnan
    April 7, 2018

    Just last week when we were driving back from our vacation, we saw carrot cake donuts in one of the convenience store as a packaged snack. My absolutely loved it but I was not happy about all the not so needed ingredients in the donuts. Looking at yours, I am going to make it for the boys. The flavors are so fresh and I love the ginger powder and ginger crystals.

  6. Anne Murphy
    April 7, 2018

    You had me at Carrot Cake Donuts – ginger just made it even better! They sound wonderful. (I may have to break down and get a donut pan, one of these days…)

  7. Tina
    April 7, 2018

    These are perfect for my brunch tomorrow! I have some friends coming over that are gluten-sensitive, and these will be a great option for them and they will be delighted! They look delicious!

  8. Gloria
    April 7, 2018

    WOW…I love baking donuts. These sound wonderful, and even though I do not need to make gluten free things, I still do. In fact I just had some GF bread for breakfast. I would eat these for breakfast too.

  9. Veena Azmanov
    April 7, 2018

    Wow, these Carrot Cake Donuts With Ginger are so cute! I would love to eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Thank you for sharing this great recipe!

  10. Claudia Lamascolo
    April 6, 2018

    this is a wonderful idea! I love carrot cake, cookies and now donuts wow the kids will go crazy when I put these on the table for them. Thanks for the recipe!

  11. Kylee
    April 6, 2018

    What a fantastic idea! I love donuts AND carrot cake. Ginger is the perfect accompaniment to this too!