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Powdered Sugar Snow Star Donuts

These vegan Snow Star Donuts dusted with powdered sugar are the perfect treat for the holidays! Fluffy inside, crisp outside. Absolutely delicious!

Powdered Sugar Snow Star Donuts (vegan) |

These vegan star-shaped donuts dusted with powdered sugar are the perfect treat for the holidays! They are super fluffy on the inside, and crisp on the outside – just like donuts should be.

The dough is super easy to work with as it is a simple yeast dough, which you can make in a kitchen machine or knead by hand. It will need time to rise though, so keep that in mind when making the recipe. These snow star donuts, as I like to call them, are best enjoyed fresh, but they are so good – it’s totally worth the work!

Powdered Sugar Snow Star Donuts (vegan) |

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Powdered Sugar Snow Star Donuts (vegan) |

Alternatively, you can use any shape you like, but I’d recommend sticking to basic, simple shapes because they puff up a lot. Then the shape might be unrecognizable.

Powdered Sugar Snow Star Donuts (vegan) |

Donuts FAQ

Help! My donuts are golden brown outside but raw inside!

Reduce the temperature of the oil. This will allow the donuts to be in the oil longer and therefore give them enough time to cook all the way through.

I don’t like frying. Can I bake them instead?

Yes, you can. Bake them at 350°F (180°C) for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown.

Powdered Sugar Snow Star Donuts (vegan) |

Powdered Sugar Snow Star Donuts

Elephantastic Vegan
Recipe for vegan Powdered Sugar Snow Star Donuts, which are perfect for Christmas! They are easy to make, super fluffy on the inside, crisp on the outside – just like donuts should be.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 2 hours
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Vegan
Servings 30 star donuts
Calories 104 kcal


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1/3 cup granulated white sugar (make sure it’s vegan!)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 1/4 cups plant-based milk (I used unsweetened coconut-rice milk)
  • frying oil
  • powdered sugar


  • Heat the plant-based milk and coconut oil in a small pot until the coconut oil melted, then let it cool down to body temperature (it shouldn’t feel too warm). If the mixture is too hot, you’ll kill the yeast and the dough will not rise.
  • Combine flour, instant yeast, and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Then add in the cooled down milk and oil mixture and knead (or let the kitchen machine knead it) until a smooth dough forms (if it’s sticky, add more flour). Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel and let it rise for about 2 hours until the dough doubles in size.
  • Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to about 1/2-inch thickness. Use a cookie cutter to cut out the stars. Let them rest again for about half an hour.
  • Prepare your frying oil and fry the donut stars on each side until golden brown.
  • Transfer them on a paper towel to remove excess oil.
  • Dust with powdered sugar before serving and enjoy!


Serving: 1pieceCalories: 104kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 2gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 4mgPotassium: 25mgSugar: 2gCalcium: 3mgIron: 0.8mg
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Recipe Rating

Hannah Jones

Tuesday 12th of March 2019

Made these today, worked really well though I made the rookie mistake and used the wrong coconut oil, sonthe taste and smell of coconut. Not bad tasting just not what what I was aiming for. I'll know for next time to make sure it's a neutral tasting oil


Thursday 6th of December 2018

Will active dry yeast work? Thank you!


Sunday 9th of December 2018

yup! that's perfect! :)


Friday 22nd of June 2018

Bianca, what oven temperature should I bake them at? They are so cute. Thank you for sharing.


Monday 25th of June 2018

I'd suggest baking them at 350°F (180°C) for 15-20 minutes (until golden). :)

AnnCharloth Stjärnstrand

Monday 11th of December 2017

Do you have to eat them straight away or can I make them and take them with me to a dinner party?


Tuesday 12th of December 2017

They are the best on the same day, so making them sometime throughout the day and eating them in evening is no problem. I'd recommend letting them cool off before packing them up, so that the steam doesn't make them soggy. Hope you enjoy! :)


Saturday 2nd of December 2017

They look delicious! But me and my hubby are trying to stay away from oil. Could I bake these in the oven?


Sunday 3rd of December 2017

Absolutely, you can bake these in the oven, they will hold their form. Not sure if they'll puff up just as nice though. :)