Homemade Hidden Sweet Potato Vegan Donuts
These vegan donuts are soft and fluffy | image/Davina Da Vegan

Now, we all love doughnuts don’t we? That satisfying feeling of biting down into a mouthful of soft, fluffiness that’s full of comfort.

The doughnut we’ve created is slightly different from the conventional doughnuts you would get at any Dunkin’ Donuts or Krispy Kreme store. Instead, ours are made up of sweet potatoes. There’s no dairy or eggs in them at all and they’re just as good! In Malaysia, this doughnut is known as “kuih keria,” a sweet, fried Malaysian snack that will keep you coming back for more. Here’s how to make it!

Homemade Hidden Sweet Potato Vegan Donuts

Category: Vegan Food, Dessert, Recipes

Homemade Hidden Sweet Potato Vegan Donuts

These vegan donuts are made with sweet potato | image/Davina Da Vegan


  • 4 Sweet Potatoes (About 600g, Peeled & Scrubbed)
  • 100g of Self Raising Flour
  • 30g of Tapioca Flour
  • A pinch of Sea Salt
    For Sugar Glaze:
  • 100g of Brown Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons of Water
  • Oil for Deep-Frying
  • Extra All-Purpose Flour for dusting and rolling doughnuts


    Making The Dough:
  1. Slice the sweet potatoes into even cubes and steam for 20 minutes or until it becomes soft.
  2. Once soft, place it in a bowl and mash it well using a potato masher or fork.
  3. Season the mash potatoes in 1/2 teaspoon of salt and mix well.
  4. Then, in a large bowl, mix the self-raising flour and tapioca flour together. Then, add in the mashed sweet potatoes. Mix thoroughly until it becomes a dough-like consistency.
  5. On your workspace, dust some all-purpose flour. Knead the dough until it is well combined. The dough should not stick to the surface.
  6. With floured hands, divide the dough into 8 equal sized balls or more, depending on how big you would want your doughnut to be.
  7. Flatten the ball slightly, and use your finger to poke a hole through the middle. The hole should be about a thumb size.
    Cooking the Doughnuts:
  1. In a deep pan or pot over high heat, heat up enough vegetable oil to fry the doughnuts. Your oil should be at 170c. Deep fry the doughnuts for about 5 minutes, turning every minute or so until golden brown.
  2. Drain the excess oil from the doughnut on a paper towel-lined plate.
    Making the Glaze:
  1. To make the sugar glaze, in a pot over low heat, add in 3 tablespoons of water and 100g of brown sugar.
  2. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Make sure to continuously stir so the sugar doesn’t burn.
  3. Dip the cooked doughnuts into the glaze and make sure all the sides are coated well. You could even opt for drizzling the glaze on top of the doughnuts instead of dipping it.

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This recipe was republished with permission from Davina Da Vegan.