Pumpkin Donut Recipe

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Lindsay Boyette, Photographer

Now that the fall season has begun, the pumpkin food craze is here. The desire to not only eat “pumpkin everything,” but also continue on a much needed health kick due to our sedentary lifestyles during quarantine is greater than ever right now. In order to satisfy your pumpkin dessert cravings but not cheat your diet, you might want to try these healthy baked pumpkin donuts! These donuts are tasty enough to be served as a treat and are so easy to make.

Ingredients

    • Almond flour – blanched almond flour works best
    • Coconut flour
    • Cane sugar 
    • Baking powder 
    • Ground cinnamon, ginger, and cloves 
  • Sea salt
    • Milk of choice
    • Eggs
    • Apple Cider Vinegar 
    • Avocado oil 
  • Pumpkin puree – canned pumpkin works great for this recipe
  • Silicone donut pan

How to make healthy baked pumpkin donuts:

  • Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350ºF.  In a large mixing bowl, combine almond flour, coconut flour, sugar, baking powder, ground cinnamon, ginger, and cloves.  Mix until all the almond flour lumps are gone and the cinnamon is mixed in well.  
  • Step 2: In a small mixing bowl, add the eggs, dairy-free milk, avocado oil, pumpkin puree, and apple cider vinegar.  Whisk until creamy and smooth.
  • Step 3: Pour the wet pumpkin mixture into the dry almond mixture.  Using a large spoon, stir until well mixed.
  • Step 4: Evenly fill all silicone donut pans ¾ of the way full, smooth the tops, and make them even with the back of the spoon or with your finger.
  • Step 5: Bake for 25-27 minutes. Remove only when fully golden brown and all sides of the donut have pulled away from the pan.  
  • Step 6: Let donuts fully cool before attempting to remove from the pan.  
  • Step 7: Once the donuts are cool, remove from the donut pan and eat up!

For coating in cinnamon-sugar

  • Step 1: In a bowl or plate, mix together the cinnamon and sugar. 
  • Step 2: Take one donut and lightly mist with water (or dampen one finger and lightly brush along the top of the donut) then place moist side down on the plate of cinnamon-sugar to coat. 
  • Step 3: Repeat with all donuts.

 

These donuts can be served in the morning with a cup of coffee or as a dessert after dinner. Eating healthy for teenagers and kids is a struggle, because healthy foods are not always very tasty and appealing. However, these donuts are the perfect texture, gluten free, and appealing to all ages! Take my advice and get to baking!