Curl up on the couch with a book and these vegan pumpkin spice baked donuts. Healthy, delicious, and gluten-free, these vegan pumpkin donuts are the perfect way to start off the fall season.
So, I have a confession to make. I’ve never actually made anything with pumpkin before. I’ve never bought pumpkin puree. I’ve never made anything with the words “Pumpkin” and “spice.” I also used to not be a fan of pumpkin at all. Pumpkin pie? nope, hated it. Pumpkin spice lattes? absolutely not. Then, like with many other foods, my taste buds changed. Now, I will admit that I drown in pumpkin everything.
I know that there are probably a billion pumpkin recipes filling up your pinterest account and instagram page. Its just that time of year again!! I thought I would give you all a simple, unfiltered, non-fancy pumpkin recipe that you can whip up for breakfast. These pumpkin donuts don’t even have a glaze, so you can say that they are reallll simple.
When I make baked pumpkin donuts, I honestly just eat them like waffles or pancakes. I put a few on my plate and top with maple syrup. No need for sugary, syrupy glazes when you can just eat them like classic breakfast food. If you want a glaze to go on top, there are a billion maple glaze recipes on pinterest that would pair with these really well! I just prefer my baked donuts to be messy, simple, and delicious when served with a side of syrup and coffee.
I used oats as the base for this recipe because I find them to be the best consistency and to hold up really well. I also realized that pumpkin puree really doesn’t have that strong of a taste. It’s really all in the spices that you accentuate it with, especially cinnamon.
Pumpkin Spice Baked Donuts
- 2 cups rolled oats (or another gluten-free flour)
- 1 cup pumpkin puree (not filling)
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 tbsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup oat milk (maybe)
- 5 ripe bananas
- Preheat oven to 375 F.
- Add the banana and pumpkin puree to a bowl and mash together.
- Then, add in all the other ingredients and mix together thoroughly. Only add the oat milk if the mixture is pretty thick.
- Pour the mixture into a donut pan. Bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.