Caramel Maple Pecan Doughnuts {Vegan + Gluten Free}


These caramel pecan doughnuts are delicious, addictive and so easy to make. They also happen to be vegan and gluten free, made with natural ingredients, and baked instead of fried.

The base is a soft,  vanilla and cinnamon infused doughnut that’s then slathered with homemade caramel and dipped in chopped pecans. The result is a delicious caramel, vanilla, maple and cinnamon infused treat.



The best part about these is that they’re so quick and easy to make! 

2 bowls

10 minutes

Then you just have to put them in the oven for 15 minutes and mix your caramel sauce and chop the pecans while you wait.    


I love having one of these doughnuts with an almond milk  or matcha latte as a mid-morning or afternoon pick-me-up snack.   


I hope you all get a chance to try these out! Be sure to tag #peacemealxo on instagram if you do!    


Caramel Maple Pecan Doughnuts {Vegan + Gluten Free}
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Delicious, baked doughnuts slathered in date caramel. These guys are vegan, gluten free, naturally sweetened and perfect for snacking.
Serves: 6-8 doughnuts
  • ½ cup almond milk or other non-dairy milk
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp ground vanilla
  • ⅔ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • 2 cups flour (I used ~1.5 cups oat flour, ½ cup buckwheat flour)
  • 1.5 tsp tapioca starch
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp of cinnamon
  • Date Caramel
  • 10 soft dates
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • ¼ tsp ground vanilla
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease a doughnut pan with coconut oil
  2. Mix almond milk, apple cider vinegar, vanilla, maple syrup and coconut oil in a small bowl.
  3. In another bowl mix the flour, tapioca starch, sea salt, baking powder, and cinnamon.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix until everything is well incorporated.
  5. Spread evenly into the doughnut pan and bake for 15 minutes
  6. While the doughnuts are cooking, make the date caramel: Use a knife or food processor to finely chop the pecans, and place them in a shallow bowl.
  7. Blend the dates, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla and sea salt in a blender or food processor until you have a sticky, caramel like mixture. Make sure you add the melted coconut oil last, and mix right away. Otherwise the coconut oil will cool and harden and the caramel won't be as smooth.
  8. Once the doughnuts are cool, spread on some caramel and then dip them into the chopped pecans.


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  1. Just found your blog … swooning over EVERYTHING! It all looks delicious!

    1. PeaceMealxo PeaceMealxo says:

      Hi Jess,
      Thanks so much! I hope you get a chance to try some recipes out! Your blog looks beautiful too and sounds really interesting 🙂 I can’t wait to read through it more thoroughly!

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