How To Make Absolutely The Best Superfood Vegan Donuts

blog post vegan halloween monster donuts

We’ve found the perfect vegan donut recipe for Halloween: Monster Donuts. Halloween marks the beginning of the holiday season, and with the holiday season comes the home-cooked sweet treats and delicious over-indulgent meals. But sometimes those sweet treats can’t be enjoyed by everyone due to dietary restrictions. Not only are these donuts vegan and delicious, but they can easily be made gluten-free by using your favorite gluten-free flour substitute! Read below to get the full recipe.

This vegan donut recipe with hemp hearts makes this vegan dessert have superfood status. Hemp hearts are a complete plant-based protein source and make any vegan dessert recipe more delicious.

Ounce for ounce hemp hearts have more protein than chicken…

…more iron than spinach…

…and 50% fewer carbs than almonds.

A vegan dessert recipe that is easy, delicious and boasts superfood status is hard to find.

4 Reasons Why Hemp Is The Best Protein

NO WHEY, you won’t believe this!! Not all plant-based protein sources are equal. Here is why protein from hemp is better:

1. Hemp protein is higher is amino acids than both brown rice protein and pea protein.

2. Hemp has the perfect ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 fatty acids, and the richest source of essential fatty acids on planet Earth.

3. Hemp is grown domestically local in a sustainable manner.

4. Hemp protein is convenient, shelf stable, portable and delicious; the most common way of consuming hemp protein is by eating hemp hearts. You can check out our Humming Hemp Hearts here.

We often get asked, what do hemp hearts taste like? Hemp hearts taste like a sunflower seed and a pine-nut had a super-baby. They are rich, nutty and extremely nutritious, and the perfect addition to a vegan donut recipe or any vegan dessert recipe. What’s more, you can snack on them right out of the bag like you would almonds or pistachios. Read more about why hemp is the best Paleo friendly protein here.

OK, here it is: The Absolutely Best (and cutest) Vegan Donut Recipe. A hemp heart recipe that takes these monsters to superfood status!

Vegan Donut Recipe: Hemp Monsters

Total Time: 35 minutes + 30 minutes for vegan monster eyes (24 hours for eyes to set)

Servings: 6

Calories: 365


  • 1 cup all purpose flour (or GF alternative)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon Humming Hemp Hearts
  • 5 - 6 tablespoons water
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 5.3 oz container vegan vanilla yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter softened
  • Cashew Pieces

Vegan Monster Eyes by

Makes 124 eyes.

  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp. corn syrup
  • 2 tsp. nondairy milk
  • 1/4 tsp. almond extract (or vanilla extract)
  • mini nondairy chocolate chips


  • Whisk together the powdered sugar and cornstarch. Add the remainder ingredients except for the chocolate chips and mix until combined. It should be a thick paste at this point.
  • Place into either a piping bag or Ziploc baggie and pipe dots into one row onto a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Gently top each dot with the mini chocolate chip–you don’t want to wait too long to place the chocolate chip in the middle or it will set.
  • Repeat until all the paste is gone.
  • Allow the googly eyes to set for at least 24 hours on your counter.

Purple Glaze

  • 2 tablespoons blueberries fresh or frozen
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar

Green Glaze

  • 2 tablespoons spinach fresh
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar


  • Heat oven to 350F. Coat donut pans with vegetable spray..
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and nutmeg. Stir to combine. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, combine the ground flax seeds and water. Stir. Add the sugar, Silk Yogurt Alternative, and melted vegan butter. Stir to combine.
  • Pour the yogurt mixture into the flour mixture and stir to combine.
  • Spoon the batter into prepared donut pans. If you prefer to be super precise, you can use a piping bag to do this.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, until the donuts are golden brown.
  • In the meantime, make the purple glaze by combining the blueberries, coconut oil, and corn syrup in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 20 seconds. Stir, and mash the blueberries. You can remove the skins or mash them into fine pieces. Add the powdered sugar and stir to combine. If it’s too thick add a teaspoon of plant-based milk. Stir until smooth and creamy.
  • Make the green glaze by combining the spinach, coconut oil, and corn syrup in a food processor bowl. Pulse to combine. Add the powdered sugar and pulse until a nice consistency is formed.
  • Dip cooled donuts in the glazes. Top with vegan monster eyes and add cashew pieces for the teeth.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

Make these and tag us on Instagram @humminghemp!

This recipe was created by NamelyMarly.