Brown Sugar Pumpkin Donuts (vegan + gluten free)


Pumpkin Donuts (vegan + gluten free)

This recipe in adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction. They are vegan, gluten free, and are covered in a brown sugar icing and walnuts! They literally didn't last 24 hours in my family's home.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Breakfast, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 donuts


  • donut pans


Pumpkin Donut

  • 1 3/4 cup gluten free all purpose flour (bob's redmill 1 to 1)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 2 tbsp flax meal
  • 6 tbsp water
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup almond milk (or any plant based milk)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Brown Sugar Icing (optional)

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup almond milk (or any plant based milk)
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter melted
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Toppings (optional)

  • 1/4 cup crushed walnuts


Make Pumpkin Donut

  • Mix together dry ingredients. Gluten free flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger.
  • In a separate bowl. Mix "wet" ingredients. Flax meal, water, vanilla extract, pumpkin puree, coconut oil, almond milk, vanilla extract.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.
  • Use piping bag or spoon to add batter to donut mold.

Make Brown Sugar Icing

  • Add all ingredients to small pot on low and simmer for 5 minutes or until mixture is smooth and even.

Put It All Together

  • Let you donuts cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes
  • Remove icing from heat.
  • Dip donuts one at a time to begin icing (make sure icing has begun to cool, but isn't solid yet)
  • Let your icing solidify.
  • Eat up. 🙂



This recipe was adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction. She has awesome stuff. Check her out. 
Keyword autumn, baked, baked donuts, donut, doughnut, fall, gluten free, pumpkin, thanksgiving, vegan
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