I LOVE this time of year. Toronto has always been full of Halloween cheer and I’m so grateful to experience Halloween in this city. Seeing all the little kids run through the leaves, up to the houses to collect candy, all excited…it’s just the best.
In honour of the famed festive vegetable, I made these pumpkin donuts. They are not like your usual donuts that are fried. These ones are baked, moist and somewhat light. The glaze is the perfect level of sweetness and the pumpkin seeds add a nice little crunch. Check out the recipe notes below for some tips.
12 serving donut pan *
1/4 cup unsweetened plain almond milk, warmed/room temperature
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1/3 cup coconut sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup pumpkin puree
2 tsp pumpkin spice
1/4 tsp sea salt
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
¼ cup + 2 tbsps brown rice flour
1 ½ cups almond flour, sifted
4 tbsp shredded coconut
6 tbsp maple syrup
6 tbsp coconut oil
Pinch of cinnamon
Toasted pumpkin seeds
Preheat oven to 375F. Lightly grease the donut pan with coconut oil.
In a small bowl, mix together the pumpkin, egg, oil, sweeteners, vanilla extract and almond milk.
In a large bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients. Be sure to break up any clumps.
Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture, whisking to combine well.
Fill the donut pan molds ¾ full.
Bake the donuts for 20-22 minutes, or until they are slightly firm and spongey.
Meanwhile, blend together the glaze ingredients in a high-powered blender. Alternatively, you can mix the ingredients by hand, but you will have a coarser mixture.
When the donuts are done and have cooled for about 10 minutes, dip or drizzle the glaze on the donuts. Sprinkle with toasted pumpkin seeds.
*A silicone pan is best and easiest to use because you can easily pop the donuts out!
**You can try making these donuts vegan by subbing in a flax egg for the egg. Mix 1 tbsp of ground flax with 3 tbsp of water. Let this sit for 15 minutes before adding to the wet ingredients.
Be sure to tag me @megan_rhn if you make these! I’d love to see your creations! Happy Halloween! 🙂