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Are Doughnuts Vegan?

by Toni Olukiran

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Whether you call them doughnuts or donuts, people love the sweet, bready treat — but are they vegan? Find out here.

What are doughnuts?

Doughnuts are pieces of dough that are deep fried and can be topped with icing and decorations or filled with jams and cream fillings. They can be ring-shaped or other ball-like shapes if they’re filled. It is believed that doughnuts were brought by dutch settlers to New York in the 18th Century where they became popularized.

What are doughnuts made from?

Doughnuts are typically made of bread flour, salt, yeast, sugar, eggs and butter, as well as whatever else one may want to add to flavour it such as icing or jams.

Are doughnuts vegan?

Most doughnuts aren’t vegan, unfortunately — this is because some contain butter and eggs, and others contain milk products and powders in its production. 

Looking for a vegan recipe? Check out our favourites here.

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Toni Olukiran
by Toni Olukiran

Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.

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