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Dairy Free Homemade Doughnut Recipe

This easy doughnut recipe is a crowd pleaser! Try to make these dairy free homemade doughnuts each of the four ways, but ultimately the possibility are endless!  You'll never know these are a great dairy free breakfast option!

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 5 minutes
Servings 36 doughnuts
Calories 126 kcal
Author Larisha Campbell


  • 1 1/2 cups dairy-free milk alternative coconut, almond, or soy milk, scalded
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut butter
  • 1 1/2 cup warm water
  • 4 1/2 tsp active-dry yeast
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 7 1/2 cups bread flour
  • Optional: powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar, dairy free glaze, jelly, etc
  • Vegetable Oil for frying


  1. To your scalded milk, add sugar, salt, and coconut butter. Stir until butter is melted.
  2. Set aside and let cool for 10 minutes.
  3. After 10 minutes, in a small bowl, add warm water and yeast. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  4. In a large bowl, add the eggs and 1/4 of the flour and slightly combine.
  5. Add in the milk mixture and another 1/4 of the flour. Combine again.
  6. Add in the yeast mixture and another 1/4 of the flour. Combine again.
  7. Add remaining flour and combine lightly.
  8. Transfer dough mixture to a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 minutes.
  9. Place dough in a bowl and cover with a large kitchen cloth.
  10. Let dough rise for one hour.
  11. Remove and knead for another 3 minutes.
  12. Place back in bowl and let rise for another hour.
  13. Punch down and roll to 1/2 inch and cut. (See Notes if you don't have a doughnut cutter)
  14. Let rise for 20 minutes.
  15. While waiting, bring your oil to 300 degrees.
  16. Once your oil has reached 300 degrees, Cook your doughnuts on each side for 2 minutes.
  17. Remove onto a paper towel lined plate to absorb excess grease.
  18. Let cool enough to touch, then add powdered sugar or glaze on top!

For homemade dairy free glaze:

  1. Whisk together 1 cup powdered sugar, 2 tbsp dairy-free milk alternative of choice, and 1 tsp vanilla extract.

Recipe Notes

  1. Nutritional facts calculated using almond milk. Optional toppings and fillings not calculated in nutritional facts.
  2. If you do not have a doughnut cutter, you can use a 3" biscuit cutter and then the large end of a pastry tip to cut out the hole.
  3. For Doughnut Holes Using a small ice cream/cookie scoop, remove a tablespoon of dough at a time. Cook for 30 seconds on each side, then remove to paper towel lined sheet.
  4. For Filled Doughnuts Do not cut center out of dough. Use a biscuit cutter. Cook as normally described above. Once removed pipe choice of ingredient into center.
Nutrition Facts
Dairy Free Homemade Doughnut Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 doughnut)
Calories 126 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 53mg2%
Potassium 35mg1%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.