Vegan Pineapple Coconut Donuts

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Vegan Pineapple Coconut  Donuts

These Vegan Pineapple Coconut Donuts are so delicious. They are baked and not fried, they are also gluten-free, and easy to prepare, with a delicious pineapple and coconut glaze.

Vegan Pineapple Coconut Donuts


These super moist Vegan Pineapple Coconut Donuts are the perfect summertime treat. I haven’t made donuts for a while, the last donut recipe I made was my  Vegan Pumpkin Donuts last year. I wanted to make a summertime donut before summer ended. This donut turned out to be quite a delicious treat!

Vegan Pineapple Coconut Donuts

To make these yummy Vegan Pineapple Coconut donuts which are also gluten-free, I used cornmeal and rice flour (white rice). The cornmeal added a beautiful color to the donuts, plus I added crushed pineapples for pineapple flavor. Fresh coconut milk also added a delicious coconut flavor. I ended up making 6 full-size donuts, I filled my pan with the batter without any problems and they baked up perfectly.

I also made a Pineapple Coconut Glaze for Donuts that was so delicious, made with coconut milk, pineapple juice, and organic powder sugar. There are many brands of organic powdered sugar on the market like Wholesome Organic Confectioners Powdered Sugar. You can make your own by processing organic cane sugar in a high-speed blender.

Vegan Pineapple Coconut Donuts

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Per serving

Energy: 400 kcal / 1672 kJ
Fat: 15 g
Protein: 3 g
Carbs: 65 g

Cooking Time

Preparation: 10 min
Cooking: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min
For: 6 donuts


Pineapple Donuts

Pineapple Glaze


Pineapple Donuts

  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees F. Prepare donut pans by lightly spraying with oil and set aside.
  2. Mix flax seed and water in a small bowl and set aside for about 5 minutes. In a larger bowl combine cornmeal, rice flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In another medium bowl, whisk maple syrup, coconut milk, pineapple juice, coconut oil, flax seed mixture.
  4. Combine wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until fully combined, fold in crushed pineapple and coconut flakes.
  5. Spoon batter evenly into the prepared donut pan, bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool in the pan before transferring to cooling rack to glaze.

To Make The Pineapple Glaze

  1. Whisk powdered sugar, coconut milk and pineapple juice in a small bowl. Dip donuts into glaze and topped with coconut flakes.


Vegan Pineapple Coconut Donuts

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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. Micheless Lawrence
    December 23, 2019

    These donuts are so good I highly recommend this recipe.

  2. Shondell Ayala
    March 31, 2019

    Hi there! The other lady in the comments was right- you do have a welcoming smile! Thanks for sharing it with us. I absolutely LOVE this recipe and I cannot wait to try it. Quick question, this may be a dumb question, but how do your donuts come out looking like donuts? Is there a special pan that I should be using? Thanks!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      March 31, 2019

      Shondell, thank you for being so kind and sweet. I did use a donut pan. You can purchase it from Amazon. The donut comes out more cakelike, hope you enjoy!

  3. Rejeanne
    August 25, 2018

    Hello Michelle
    You have a lovely smile, which brought me to checking your blog :) Love the recipes you offer and love reading you so I’m now following you on Pinterest and looking forward to more recipes. Thank you for the donuts one. I just got new silicone individual donut molds, so I’ll try you recipe in those :)
    Thanks again!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      August 25, 2018

      Thank you Rejeanne for your support, I hope you enjoy my recipes. Silicone donut molds sound cool.

  4. Sari
    February 27, 2018

    These look amazing!! My family can’t have corn or wheat…what would you recommend as a good alternative to the cornmeal? Thanks in advance!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      February 27, 2018

      Thank you Sari, I have only tried the recipe with cornmeal but from Looking at it you might be able to sub almond flour. Hope it turns out great.

  5. Erika Stevens
    August 2, 2017

    Wow these are delicious and moist, couldn’t stop eating them!