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The Best Vegan Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Donuts

October 12, 2020

The Best Vegan Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Donuts made with all gluten-free and nut-free ingredients. These are a healthier donut recipe that still tastes delicious and is perfectly cakey and sweet just like an actual donut.

The Best Vegan Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Donuts made with all gluten-free and nut-free ingredients. These are a healthier donut recipe that still tastes delicious and is perfectly cakey and sweet just like an actual donut.

This recipe is totally last minute and spontaneous. I was about to start prepping and testing all of my November recipes when I kept receiving requests for pumpkin donuts. And you guys know I love when you have requests. So when this one kept coming in again and again, I of course had to get to work over here.

And boy are we in for a delicious donut snack right now guys. These healthier vegan Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Donuts are the ultimate donut recipe to make to switch things up from the usually apple cider donuts. Or you can get really crazy and make both.

I love that these donuts are somewhat healthy to even be labeled donut. They are vegan, gluten-free and nut-free. Plus they have no refined sugar since I use coconut sugar as the main sweetener in them. I coat each donut in some vegan butter or oil then dip them into a coconut sugar cinnamon mixture and it is absolutely to die for.

Especially if you are into those cakey donuts like I am. These are the best cakey pumpkin cinnamon sugar donut imaginable. And they aren’t fried and instead baked to complete perfection.

If you make these at home and love them, please rate and leave a note in the comments. Would love love to hear from you!

The Best Vegan Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Donuts made with all gluten-free and nut-free ingredients. These are a healthier donut recipe that still tastes delicious and is perfectly cakey and sweet just like an actual donut.The Best Vegan Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Donuts made with all gluten-free and nut-free ingredients. These are a healthier donut recipe that still tastes delicious and is perfectly cakey and sweet just like an actual donut.

What ingredients you need to make healthier pumpkin cinnamon sugar donuts:

  • Organic pumpkin puree – make sure to get one with no added sugar. Brands can be so sneaky!
  • Non-dairy milk – any variety works. I look for unsweetened here too.
  • Liquid coconut oil or avocado oil – either oil works for this recipe. If melting coconut oil just let it cool before using.
  • Vanilla extract
  • Gluten-free oat flour – I haven’t tested another flour here but spelt flour would work if not GF
  • Coconut sugar – the only form of sugar here. Please don’t sub maple syrup or honey. A mix of cane and brown sugars would work well
  • Cinnamon

How to make vegan and gluten-free cinnamon sugar pumpkin donuts:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a donut tray with coconut oil
  2. Mix together the pumpkin puree, milk, oil and vanilla until smooth
  3. Add in the flour, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon and mix until smooth and creamy with no clumps
  4. Spoon batter into donut pans then bake in oven for 10-12 minutes or until ready (I stick a toothpick in!)
  5. Allow the donuts to cool for a few then gently remove (I usually quickly flip the donut tray upside down and gently tap to get them out)
  6. Add the melted butter or oil into a shallow bowl then mix the sugar and cinnamon in another shallow bowl
  7. Dip each donut in oil/butter then sugar then enjoy!

A few of my other favorite healthy pumpkin recipes:

The Dreamiest Paleo Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Bread

The Best Paleo Pumpkin Banana Bread Muffins

Deliciously Healthy Pumpkin Corn Muffins (gluten-free)

The Best Gluten-free Pumpkin Bread Ever

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The Best Vegan Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Donuts

The Best Vegan Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Donuts made with all gluten-free and nut-free ingredients. These are a healthier donut recipe that still tastes delicious and is perfectly cakey and sweet just like an actual donut.

The Best Vegan Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Donuts made with all gluten-free and nut-free ingredients. These are a healthier donut recipe that still tastes delicious and is perfectly cakey and sweet just like an actual donut.

  • Author: Rachel
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 6 donuts 1x
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Ingredients

Donuts:

  • 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon organic pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 tablespoon liquid coconut oil or avocado oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup gluten-free oat flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • You can add in pumpkin pie spice too if you want!

Cinnamon sugar coating:

  • 1/2 cup vegan butter, melted or liquid coconut oil
  • 2/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a donut tray with coconut oil
  2. Mix together the pumpkin puree, milk, oil and vanilla until smooth
  3. Add in the flour, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon and mix until smooth and creamy with no clumps
  4. Spoon batter into donut pans then bake in oven for 10-12 minutes or until ready (I stick a toothpick in!)
  5. Allow the donuts to cool for a few then gently remove (I usually quickly flip the donut tray upside down and gently tap to get them out)
  6. Add the melted butter or oil into a shallow bowl then mix the sugar and cinnamon in another shallow bowl
  7. Dip each donut in oil/butter then sugar then enjoy!

Notes

*Store leftovers in container for 5 days or freezer for longer

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