Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins (100% whole grain, vegan)

These vegan cinnamon sugar donut muffins are 100% whole grain and have an amazing texture! You won’t miss the eggs at all.

100% Whole Grain and Vegan Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins

Hey – I finally made something vegan! I know I have quite a few vegan readers but I really struggle with the egg thing. Flax eggs just aren’t as nice as the real thing or at least they haven’t been in the recipes I’ve tried.

But that’s why this recipe is so great. There’s no flax egg and nothing funky going on. Just wholesome real ingredients (not that flax eggs aren’t wholesome or real)! I saw Ashley @ Baker by Nature’s cinnamon sugar doughnut muffins a few weeks ago and instantly had to make them. And I’m so glad I did!

Whole Grain and Vegan Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins

I changed the recipe a little (you know how I am… less sugar and all whole wheat) and accidentally de-veganized them. So if you need them vegan, make sure you read the note about not dipping them in butter post-baking.

I posted these awesome little vegan donut muffins over on Java Cupcake today. Betsy’s husband just returned from his third deployment (this time in Afghanistan) so she has way better things to do than blog. So I’m stepping in the for the day!

It’s not very often I have the chance to meet another food blogger but I got to meet Betsy in January when she was up here in Berlin. We made these raspberry cheesecake brownies, which were pretty epic, and I can’t wait to go down to Bavaria to visit soon time soon and bake some more. :)

For the recipe, hop on over here: cinnamon sugar donut muffins.

If cinnamon sugar donut muffins aren’t your thing, here are some more of my vegan goodies!

These raw cinnamon raisin cookie dough balls are sweetened with dates and raisins and are completely guilt free! Just process in a food processor and roll into balls.
Raw Cinnamon Raisin Cookie Dough Balls (100% whole grain, gluten-free, vegan and dairy-free
Whole spelt cinnamon raisin bread that’s bursting with cinnamon flavor! Relatively simple as far as yeasted breads go.
Cinnamon Raisin Bread (vegan, dairy-free, 100% whole grain)
These chocolate hazelnut fudge bites are raw and naturally grain-free, gluten-free and dairy-free with a vegan option! Can be put together in less than 5 minutes.
Chocolate Hazelnut Fudge Bites (grain-free, dairy-free, vegan)
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28 comments on “Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins (100% whole grain, vegan)” — Add one!

  • Doroteja says
    June 3, 2016 @ 12:36 pm

    hi I am just wondering if I can substitute the granulated sugar for maybe coconut sugar? love your recipes, you became one of my favourite bloggers

    • Erin replies to Doroteja
      June 3, 2016 @ 6:52 pm

      Hi there! Yes, that should be fine. I hope you’ll enjoy them! And I’m super happy to read that I’m one of your favorite bloggers. :D Thank you!

  • Julia says
    May 5, 2014 @ 8:02 pm

    How much sugar did you put in yours

    • Erin replies to Julia
      May 5, 2014 @ 9:57 pm

      I’m not exactly sure what you mean. It’s listed on the recipe. :)

  • Jennie @themessybakerblog says
    April 16, 2014 @ 1:15 pm

    Gotta love a happy accident. I love that you healthified these. More donuts for Jennie! Pinned.

  • Carla says
    April 14, 2014 @ 4:55 pm

    Hey Erin,

    Is the white whole wheat another thing that you get from the States? I checked your ingredients page and didn’t see anything listed for here in Germany. I checked at just a couple of Bio stores but haven’t found it yet. Any suggestions?

    • Erin replies to Carla
      April 14, 2014 @ 8:21 pm

      They don’t have white whole wheat here. :( There was some discussion in the comments on the ingredients page about white whole wheat and I found some sources saying 1050 and some said 1600 but I went and bought both and neither one is the same. 1600 is especially weird. It turns stuff grey and it needs way more liquid than American white whole wheat. So frustrating! 1050 is a much better alternative and way easier to find (Kaufland has it) but it’s not really whole grain (and neither is 1600). The higher the number, the closer to whole grain it is. But anything that’s truly a whole grain is labelled as Vollkorn. Anyway. For this recipe, I’d recommend whole spelt. You’ll probably be able to taste a little whole graininess but not as bad as if you made them with regular whole wheat.

      • Carla replies to Erin
        April 15, 2014 @ 8:55 am

        Thanks Erin! I had a giggle this morning reading the comment about grey food. ; } But experimenting is part of baking, right?

        • Erin replies to Carla
          April 17, 2014 @ 7:13 pm

          True, but I’d rather everything just came out perfectly every time! And that we had all the ingredients we need. ;)

  • ATasteOfMadness says
    April 14, 2014 @ 2:21 am

    Oh boy. I have been meaning to make some cinnamon sugar donut muffins. These look perfect!

    • Erin replies to ATasteOfMadness
      April 14, 2014 @ 8:16 pm

      I hope you’ll try these! They’re definitely worth the effort. :)

  • Maria G.
    April 12, 2014 @ 10:11 pm

    Finally I have found some desserts for vegans. My husband keeps to a vegan diet but he still wants to eat some tasty bakery and finally I will bake something for him.

    • Erin replies to Maria G.
      April 14, 2014 @ 8:09 pm

      I hope that he’ll and you’ll enjoy these, Maria! :)

  • Medeja says
    April 12, 2014 @ 2:27 pm

    Warm doughnut muffins with milk.. there is nothing better than that :)

    • Erin replies to Medeja
      April 12, 2014 @ 7:41 pm

      Donut muffins and hot chocolate? ;)

  • Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says
    April 11, 2014 @ 6:56 pm

    I’m all for cinnamon sugar muffins! These look so good!

  • Kelly @ hidden fruits and veggies says
    April 11, 2014 @ 2:16 pm

    These sound seriously amazing! I’ve been doing a no-sugar thing (waaaaah) for a few weeks and I’m *almost* done. Dreaming about these little beautities until then!

    • Erin replies to Kelly @ hidden fruits and veggies
      April 12, 2014 @ 7:04 pm

      I did a no sugar (not even fruit) thing for 2 weeks (or maybe just 1? I think it was just one) and I was MISERABLE. :( Good luck! You can do it! :D

  • Melissa @ Bless this Mess says
    April 11, 2014 @ 5:12 am

    Mmmm! These look perfect! And you pictures are so pretty… yea!

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
    April 10, 2014 @ 11:58 pm

    Such a neat recipe Erin! These little muffins look great!

  • Jocelyn Harvey says
    April 10, 2014 @ 11:20 pm

    Erin, I wondered if you were familiar with Earth Balance vegan butter?? It’s really amazing! We use the non soy option and have been using this product for years now. ;)

    • Erin replies to Jocelyn Harvey
      April 10, 2014 @ 11:31 pm

      I’m not familiar with it (because I normally use regular butter ;)) but I bet that’d be better than the coconut oil vegan alternative I listed in the recipe! Thanks a bunch. :)

  • Hanna Woeking says
    April 10, 2014 @ 10:05 pm

    I just stumbled actoss your recipe on pinterest. . . Anything cinnamon related and I’m game!. . . anything donut related. . my siblings are game . (this could be a winner!) – I just wont tell them its vegan!

    • Erin replies to Hanna Woeking
      April 10, 2014 @ 11:26 pm

      So happy you found me, Hanna! I hope that you and your siblings will enjoy the donut muffins. And I’m pretty sure they’ll have no idea that they’re vegan! Thanks for stopping by to say hi. :)


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