It's always the right season for Baked Pumpkin Donuts

Baked Pumpkin Donuts

  • Author: Nicole Dawson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6-12 donuts (reg & mini) 1x


Melt in your mouth, baked Pumpkin Donuts to enjoy year ’round.  Vegan, nut-free with gluten-free option.



Donut Ingredients:

  • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 6 TB dairy-free milk (So Delicious Coconut Milk)
  • 1/2 C. canned pureed pure pumpkin
  • 1/4 C. organic cane sugar (Wholesome brand)
  • 3 TB unsweetened apple sauce
  • 2 TB packed light brown sugar
  • 2 TB melted Earth Balance stick butter (comes in soy-free & vegan)
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (or 1 tsp cinn, 1/4 tsp ginger, 1/4 nutmeg, 1/4 cloves, 1/4 allspice)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 C. all-purpose gluten-free flour blend (Bob’s 1-to-1 Gluten-free)

Cinnamon Sugar Mix:

  • 1/4 C. melted Earth Balance
  • 1/2 C. fine cane sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350.  Grease donut pans with Butter substitute (or use non-stick spray and some flour).
  2. In a small bowl, mix together vinegar and milk and let sit a few min to curdle.  This will make your “buttermilk”.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together pumpkin, sugar, applesauce, brown sugar and melted butter.  Add in the milk mixture and whisk together to blend.
  4. Sift in dry ingredients (baking powder, baking soda, spices, salt and flour).  Mix until combined.
  5. Using a pastry bag (or zip lock bag with corner cut), Pipe out the batter into a ring pattern in the prepared pans.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until they spring back just a little when touched.  Cool in pan for 10 minutes and then carefully tip over to remove then cool 10 more minutes on a cooling rack.
  7. Dip each donut 1 at a time into melted butter then transfer into a bag with cinnamon sugar mix and shake until coated!  (or you can be lazy like me and I just used a pastry brush and brushed on the butter 1 side at time then used my Cinnamon Sugar Shaker and sprinkled it on top).  Make sure to have a pan underneath your cooling rack to catch the sugar that does not attach.

  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: donut, vegan, pumpkin, baked donut, gluten-free donut, recipe, healthy donut, breakfast

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