Gluten-free Pumpkin Spiced Donuts
Try this delicious recipe to satisfy your pumpkin craving – the healthy way!
Pumpkin Spiced Donuts
4 to 5 large Medjool dates (organic if you can find them), pits removed
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
6 eggs (organic pastured if you have)
4 Tablespoons canned coconut milk
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted – plus more for donut pan
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
Coconut or organic pure cane sugar
Coconut Butter Icing
1/4 cup coconut butter, melted
Unsweetened Shredded Coconut and Nuts of choice for topping
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a donut pan with melted coconut oil. Be sure to grease the pan really well to prevent the donuts from sticking to the pan.
In a microwave-safe bowl, place dates plus 1 tablespoon water. Heat in microwave on high for about 30 seconds to soften the dates. Using a fork, mash the dates.
In the bowl of a food processor, combine date mixture, pumpkin puree, eggs, coconut milk, coconut oil, and vanilla extract and process until smooth and dates are completely broken up.
In a small bowl, whisk together the pumpkin pie spice, coconut flour, sea salt, and baking soda. Add dry ingredients to the bowl of food processor and process again until fully incorporated.
Remove bowl from food processor and gently scoop batter into donut pans using a spoon. You can fill to the rim of donut pan holes. Bake for about 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in donut comes out clean. All ovens are different so pay close attention and check regularly. Once done, remove, and allow to cool on a wire rack before attempting to remove from pan, about 5 to 10 minutes. Carefully remove donuts from pan.OpoSprinkle with sugar
Try optional toppings:
Sprinkle with Coconut or organic pure cane sugar.
Coconut Butter Icing
If you would like to try the coconut butter topping, just melt coconut butter in a microwave-safe bowl with an opening wide enough to dip the tops of the donut in the coconut butter once melted. Place dipped donuts on a wire rack and top with toppings of choice and enjoy!
We recommend storing these donuts in the refrigerator if they are not consumed all at once. These are great without the coconut butter too. They can also be frozen without coconut butter.
Adapted from Multiply Delicious.