Tea Recipes

Vegan Spider Web Donuts

Vegan Spider Web Donuts

Photo Credit: Salty Canary

These spooky, spidery treats are a wonderful vegan-friendly delight for your next Halloween party! With the hidden ingredient of oolong tea, these sticky donuts are sure to please everyone in the room.

Vegan Spider Web Donuts

Makes 6 donuts // Total time: 25 minutes // Active time: 15 minutes



  • 1 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 3 tbsp filtered water
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 7 tbsp packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • 1 tbsp loose leaf or 3 sachets/bags oolong tea (We recommend Shangri-La Oolong by Nepal Tea.)
  • 3 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Spider Webs (Glaze)

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp warm non-dairy milk
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 375°F and grease your donut pan if you need to.

Make a flax egg by mixing the ground flax seeds in the water and set it aside to allow to thicken up.

Make milk tea by heating the non-dairy milk in a double boiler on medium-low until it is hot to the touch. Alternatively, you can heat it up in the microwave on half power for 30 seconds at at a time until it's hot to the touch. Once the non-dairy milk is warmed up, add in the tea and let steep for 5 minutes. Remove (strain) tea and set aside to cool further.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients - flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar. In a separate mixing bowl, mix together the milk tea, melted coconut oil, vanilla extract, and flax egg.

Then combine the wet and dry ingredients by pouring the wet ingredients into the dry ingredient bowl and mix until fully combined.

To make some perfect donuts, use a ziplock bag with one bottom corner cut off and pipe the batter into each donut mold. Bake the donuts for 10 minuts.

Remove them from the oven and let cool in pan for a few minutes before moving to iron rack to cool further. Now it's time to make the glaze!

In a small mixing bowl, combine the powdered sugar, warm non-dairy milk, and vanilla extract and mix together until it turns into a liquid glaze.

Decorate each donut by either dipping a spoon into the glaze and making lines with the glaze to resemble a messy spider web. Or you could use another ziplock bag with the corner snipped off (a small opening) and use it to make the spider webs with more control. Add on little plastic spiders for the full effect! Enjoy your spooky treats!

Looking for a vegan drink to pair with your morning donuts? Try our Vegan Spiced Chai Latte recipe!

Recipe adapted from Delightful Adventures




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