Baked Golden Mylk Donuts + Chocolate Sweet Potato Frosting

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Ah, vegan donuts. While it’s practically impossible for me to say no to a fluffy, deep-fried ring of sugary bliss, I also love baked donuts too! These Baked Golden Mylk Donuts are both wholesome and delicious – perfect for a weekday breakfast or sweet treat.

First I used a base of oat flour, mashed banana, and warming spices to create a delectable, but perfectly healthy donut. Then, since no donut is complete without frosting,  I made a creamy and thick chocolate frosting sweetened naturally with sweet potatoes! Basically…YUM.

I used a silicone donut mat to make my donuts so I did not have to spray the pan with any oil, but if you have a standard metal one, I would recommend greasing it or they will not come out easily.

Anyways, onward to the recipe. If you decide to make this for yourself, be sure to post a photo of your creation on Instagram and tag me so I can see your work! πŸ™‚

Baked Golden Mylk Donuts with Sweet Potato Frosting

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 donuts
These vegan and gluten-free donuts are packed with warming spices and topped with a wholesome sweet potato frosting


  • 1/2 cup Oats blended into flour
  • 1 Ripe Banana mashed
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 Cardamom Pod ground (or 1/4 tsp ground Cardamom)
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tbsp Ground Flax + 1 1/2 tbsp Water
  • Dash of Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 4 tbsp Unsweetened Almond Milk divided (or plant milk of choice)
  • 1 small Sweet Potato Roasted
  • 1 tbsp Cacao Powder
  • 1 tsp Maple Syrup optional
  • Any additional donut toppings you would like!


  • Prepare your flax egg by mixing 1/2 tbsp of ground flax with 1 1/2 tbsp water; stir well and set aside for 5 minutes.
  • Combine the oat flour, turmeric, cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, and baking powder to a bowl and mix together.
  • Add in the mashed banana, 3 tbsp of almond milk, vanilla extract, and flax egg. Stir well.
  • Pour into a donut mold, filling each donut up around 2/3 of the way. This made 4 donuts for me, but note that your donut mold may be slightly larger or smaller.
  • Bake at 350ΒΊF for 35-40 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick can come cleanly out of a donut
  • While the donuts are baking, prepare the chocolate frosting: simply peel the roasted sweet potato and add it to a food processor with the cacao powder, remaining tbsp of almond milk, and optional maple syrup, blending until thick and creamy
  • Remove the donuts from the oven and let cool slightly
  • Frost the donuts using either a piping bag or a knife, and top with any additional toppings you desire. I added some cacao nibs and a drizzle of tahini to mine!

Recipe Notes

  • I did not add any maple syrup to my chocolate frosting, so it had more of a “dark chocolate” taste. If you like your chocolate to be sweeter, I would suggest adding it!

I featured the recipe for these donuts in my latest Youtube video, What I Ate on a Lazy Sunday. If you’d like to watch it, check it out below!

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Hey there, I’m Caitlin! I make easy-to-follow, wholesome, and budget-friendly vegan recipes that are mostly gluten-free and refined sugar-free. I’m also an avid yogi, love the great outdoors, am chocolate-obsessed, and enjoy eating almond butter straight off of the spoon.

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  1. My mom unearthed a doughnut tin the other day and it was the perfect excuse to make these! So good! And that sweet potato frosting… my new go-to for birthday cakes ????

    1. They should last at room temperature for 3-5 days, though if you top them with the icing I would store them in the fridge for up to one week

  2. can i use a chia egg instead of a flax egg?? pls tell. BTW I love your blogs and videos, you are one of the best vegan youtuber out there!

  3. Oh my God! I was never really keen on vegan donuts that are healthy because I never liked the taste but these were so good! I enjoyed them so much! Thank you for this recipe!!

  4. Thank you so much Caitlin! I’m super excited to make these for breakfast today! πŸ˜€ PS – Love your recipes! Keep at it! πŸ˜€

  5. How did you get inspiration for this recipe?? And how did you know the flavors will go so well together?!?! πŸ˜€ Thank you! It was delicious!!

    1. I’m so glad you liked it Maria! Golden Mylk is a pretty popular concept so I got the spice blend from there, but thought it would be fun to make them into donuts πŸ™‚