Baked Pumpkin Donuts

Baked Pumpkin Donuts Gluten Free and Vegan

Things come round so very quickly ,whether it be the Blog Post on a Saturday or Autumn Vibes

It doesn’t seem a year since I was knee deep in learning just to bake a cake right !!!

Only really baking since June 2017 its been a steep learning curve.

So sticking with things I new was necessary……..Pumpkin Baking this Autumn is a whole new experience……. it shows my inexperience really and well the ‘ Pumpkin Revolution’ is only just hitting the UK 😜😜

In my lifetime I’ve seen the the demise of Bonfire Night ( 5th November ) and the rise of Halloween to epic proportions, so best embrace the ‘Trend’.

Luckily my baking playgroup is littered with Halloween and Pumpkin Experts, infact I have the pleasure of my own #pumpkinqueen Melissa who can keep me right πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

So as the ‘Novice’ Pumpkin user I’m here to give you a nice easy and delicious recipe to introduce to benefits of Pumpkin baking ( shhh don’t tell Melissa I’m converted )

It works fantastically with Gluten free Vegan baking, making this donuts delicious and soft, helping hydration and texture and just…………well DELICIOUS

Now if you want to debate

  1. Doughnut or Donut
  2. Baked Donuts are cake not a Donut

Then I suggest this is the wrong Blog Post for you !!!!

Off you trot…….BYEπŸ™Š

As with the S’mores Pumpkin Cake from 2 weeks ago Ive shown at the end of the recipe how to roast your own and make your own puree

I know canned is hard to come by in some places, including the UK……and if you can’t get pumpkin then Butternut squash will be more than fine ( rumour is the canned American stuff isn’t pumpkin either …….ssshhh its a secret πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚)

For those of you not having a Donut pan this is the one I use

Right lets get baking. It wont take long and you can sit back and eat these beauties with a warm cup of hot chocolate………….money is on you will russle these up on an evening and just need to finish them all πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ

After all they are part of your 5 day, full of pumpkin ( which is a fruit as i just had to Google it πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚)

All singing ‘ Nigella ‘ Donuts…..Sexy and Pouting

Baked Pumpkin Donuts GF, DF V

Easy Way to have a quick and delicious Autumn Donut in less than 30 minutes

This Donut recipe makes 8 standard donuts , best eaten on the day of making , but will keep moist for 48 hour if kept in an airtight container


  • 200 g Plain Gluten Free Flour Blend ( I recommend Pilsbury Cup for Cup US or Dove Farm UK)
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Xanthan Gum ( omit if your flour blend has it in )
  • 60 g Vegan Butter ( Pure UK or Earth Balance US )
  • 80 ml Dairy Free Milk ( I Used Alpro Soya )
  • 110 g Brown Soft Sugar
  • 120 g Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 tsp Apple cider Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Mixed Spice ( Pumpkin or Apple US )
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • For the Cinnamon Sugar Coating

  • 100 g Vegan Butter
  • 200 g Caster / Superfine Sugar
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon


  1. Preheat Oven to 160 Convection / 177 Standard / 350 F
  2. Grease your Donut Tin Well with vegan butter or oil
  3. Add the apple cider vinegar to the milk and set aside
  4. Melt the vegan butter in the microwave on 10 second intervals until melted or on a low heat in a pan on low heat
  5. Mix the Flour, baking powder , baking soda Xanthan, Cinnamon, Mixed Spice with a whisk in a medium sized bowl until fully mixed
  6. Sieve flours into a bowl
  7. Add Brown sugar and mix until all lumps have disappeared
  8. Mix the Vegan butter and Milk concoction together until fully Incorporated
  9. Add the Pumpkin puree
  10. Add the puree mixture to the flour mixture
  11. Mix together with a spatula until fully combined
  12. Place in a piping bag or freezer bag as shown below and pipe into the tins.
  13. Once piped dampen the join or the top of the donut hole with a wet finger just to smooth
  14. Place in the oven for 12 minutes.
  15. Leave to cool in tin for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a wire baking tray
  16. Leave for a further 5 minutes whilst you make the Cinnamon Sugar
  17. Make the Cinnamon Sugar

  18. Mix the sugar and Cinnamon in a bowl
  19. Melt the Vegan butter
  20. QUICKLY Toss the Donuts in the Butter and then into the sugar, I just leave them on the wire rack to set up
  21. Enjoy
  22. Pumpkin Puree


  23. Place Oven on at 200 c / 395f
  24. Cut Pumpkin an half….carefully and scoop out the seeds
  25. Place flesh side down onto lined baking tray
  26. Roast for 30/ 40 minutes until soft
  27. Leave to Cool
  28. Scoop put flesh and blitz in a food processor or with a hand blender or potato masher until smooth

So there you go… nice and easy and seriously yummy 😍😍

Now as you will see I’m having a play with some different styling on the pictures

Where ever possible I will get the #crumbporn as near to natural as I can….hard as it is in the dark.

Luckily I had some daylight for a short while but the rest are atmospheric πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ to get you in the ‘Sultry Autumn Mood ‘

Let me know what you think…….I’m pleased with the effect but as the reader you may not……who knows !!!!

Just Look at that Sugar 😍😍😍😍😍
Perfect Hole !!!!!!
Her and that ‘bloody stacking ‘πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
Ultimate #crumbporn
Donuts and my ‘Breeding’ Pumpkin selection’ πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ

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Until Next week


Author: clarescauldron

UK first time blogger. Intolerance baking is my passion. Hobbiest but a tad obsessedπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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