Vegan Paczki Recipe: Best Dairy-Free Donut

Vegan Paczki Recipe is a type of donut traditionally served as breakfast the day before Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of Lent, and one of the most popular Polish desserts.

It is made from yeast dough, filled with Paczki filling, and decorated with a variety of icing and toppings such as oysters, strawberries, nuts flakes, and poppy seeds.

What Is The Difference Between A Paczki And A Donut?

Paczki is usually filled with raspberry jam, strawberry, or apricot filling and is made from richer dough than that of a donut.

A donut is fried dough food. The spelling ‘donut’ is commonly used in Canada and the United States.

The spelling ‘doughnut’ (British English) is commonly used in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.

Vegan Paczki Recipe

Prepare Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 heaping teaspoons of yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • A few shakes of nutmeg & cardamom (optional)
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour


  • 3/4 cup dairy-free milk (soy, rice, coconut)
  • 1 small package of instant Jello vanilla pudding mix


1) Combine coconut milk, sugar, and yeast in a large bowl. Let sit for 10–15 minutes. Stir in salt, vanilla, and nutmeg/cardamom (if using).

2) Mix flour into the wet ingredients until combined.

3) Flour a flat surface and knead the dough for 3-5 minutes. Place dough in a greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap or a clean kitchen cloth. Let it rise for 1 hour.

4) In a small saucepan on low heat, bring coconut milk to a boil and then stir in pudding mix until dissolved. Let cool completely before combining with the filling mixture below.

5) Punch the dough down and divide it into 6 equal size balls. Roll each ball into a rope about 10 inches long and place it on greased baking sheet. Cover with a kitchen towel and let rise for 30 minutes.

6) Preheat the oven to 400F (200C). Mix filling ingredients together in a small bowl. Carefully dip the paczki in the filling mixture and place it back on the baking sheet.

7) Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Let cool completely before enjoying!

Vegan Paczkis are often served with coffee or even with a scoop of vanilla ice cream; they can be eaten hot or cold.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Saturated Fat4g

How Should I Serve Vegan Paczki?

  • As a breakfast: spread butter on the dough before adding the filling
  • With coffee
  • As a dessert: double the glaze recipe for a more intense flavor when eating it cold. It can be served with whipped cream or even frozen yogurt

Can I Make Gluten-Free Vegan Paczki?

Yes! A simple way to make gluten-free vegan paczki is to use GF flour. Halve all the ingredients and add a teaspoon of xanthan gum in place of 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda.

Are Vegan Paczkis Good For You?

Yes, they are actually very healthy because they are cholesterol-free (no animal products and no egg yolk). While being rich in healthy fats, these donuts are gluten-free and naturally vegan.

Vegan Paczki Recipe
Vegan Paczki Recipe

Are Vegan Paczki Kids Friendly?

Yes, you can let your baby or kids enjoy them because they are tasty and don’t contain any junk.

Are They Good For Lunch Box?

Yes, you can serve them at school or a child care facility as it is healthy and gluten-free. Some offices have a budget for lunch and plenty of vegan options when on a work trip. Plus, they taste yummy!

Is It Suitable For A Home Party?

Yes! Serve them at home parties as they are easy to make, only take 15 minutes to prepare and all the ingredients you will need are in the pantry.

Vegan Paczki

Will Vegan Paczkis Increase Your Appetite?

You will feel fuller after eating them than if you had eaten a normal bowl of cereal or toast.

Will Vegan Paczki Make You Fat?

They contain many healthy ingredients that are good for your figure and help you to lose weight. They are lactose-free and high in protein, fiber, potassium, and vitamin B6, making them suitable for people with sensitive stomachs.

Will Vegan Paczki Increase Your Cholesterol?

No! You must have too many donuts before feeling lethargic or jittery. The carbs found in paczkis provide energy that keeps your heart healthy.

Will Vegan Paczki Make You Feel Full?

Yes, you will feel full after several vegan paczkis. Depending on how much filling you spread on each donut, you can make one paczki last you a few hours.

Can Vegan Paczki Be Frozen?

Yes! You can freeze them for up to 3 months. Just let them thaw at room temperature before eating.


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