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Homemade Pumpkin Donuts

๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‚ Continuing with Pumpkin Season Favorites - Homemade Pumpkin Donuts! ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŽƒ

glazed pumpkin donuts

As we welcome the approach of Fall, I'm happy to be diving right back into sharing some beloved pumpkin recipes. With the official pumpkin spice season having kicked off on August 24th, this week marks the perfect time to embrace all things pumpkin and usher in the autumnal vibes we adore.


To celebrate this delightful season, I've crafted a recipe that embodies the essence of fall โ€“ Homemade Pumpkin Donuts. Imagine sinking your teeth into the perfect blend of pumpkin and spices, all wrapped up in a delectable donut. Donuts are universally cherished, so why not elevate them with a dash of pumpkin magic? ๐Ÿ๐Ÿงก


Healthy Benefits of the Ingredients:

  • ๐Ÿ‚ Pumpkin Puree: Brimming with vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants, pumpkin introduces a wholesome element to these treats.

  • ๐Ÿฅฅ Coconut Oil: Infuse these donuts with nourishing fats that contribute to a balanced diet.

  • ๐Ÿฅ› Almond Milk: A dairy-free alternative that imparts a subtle nutty undertone, all while keeping things light.

  • ๐ŸŒพ Whole-Grain Flour: A conduit for essential nutrients and fiber to complement your indulgence.

  • ๐Ÿฏ Organic Sugars: Opting for organic sugars brings a touch of mindful sweetness to the recipe.


just glazed donuts

๐Ÿง๐Ÿ‚ Homemade Pumpkin Donuts Recipe: ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿง

Wet Ingredients:

  • 3 organic brown eggs

  • ยฝ cup coconut oil

  • ยฝ cup almond milk

  • 2 each 15-oz. can pumpkin puree (approx. 3 cups fresh cooked)

  • ยฝ T organic, non-alcoholic vanilla extract

  • 1 cup organic sugar

  • 1 cup coconut sugar

Dry Ingredients:

  • 3 ยฝ cups organic all-purpose baking flour

  • 2 tsp baking soda

  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • 1 ยฝ tsp Pink Himalayan salt

  • 2 ยผ tsp pumpkin pie spice mix

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs until frothy. Incorporate the coconut oil, almond milk, pumpkin puree, and vanilla extract. Stir until the mixture is smooth.

  2. Add both organic sugar and coconut sugar to the wet ingredients, mixing thoroughly.

  3. In a separate bowl, combine all dry ingredients and blend well.

  4. Gradually incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet mixture, stirring continuously to ensure a smooth, lump-free batter. The consistency should resemble that of thick pudding.

  5. Grease donut pans with coconut oil. Fill each cavity ยพ full with the batter. Alternatively, use a lined mini muffin tin if donut pans are unavailable.

  6. Bake in a preheated 350ยฐF oven for 15-18 minutes for donuts (or 23-25 minutes for muffins). Perform the toothpick test to determine doneness.

  7. Once cooked, remove from the oven and allow to cool for approximately 5 minutes. Transfer the donuts (or muffins) to a cooling rack to further cool.

  8. Create a delightful cinnamon sugar coating by combining sugar, cinnamon, and optional pumpkin pie spice mix in a large zip lock bag. Add a few donuts at a time to the bag and shake vigorously to coat them in the sugary goodness. Place them on plates to allow the sugar to set.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):
  • Calories: ~220

  • Total Fat: ~10g

  • Saturated Fat: ~7g

  • Cholesterol: ~40mg

  • Sodium: ~280mg

  • Total Carbohydrates: ~30g

  • Dietary Fiber: ~2g

  • Sugars: ~15g

  • Protein: ~3g

Storage Recommendations:

Preserve the delightful freshness of these donuts by storing them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. For an extended shelf life, consider refrigerating for up to a week or freezing for up to a month. When you're ready to enjoy, a gentle reheating session will restore that just-baked magic.


Serving Recommendations:

Pair these Homemade Pumpkin Donuts with a comforting cup of your preferred warm beverage โ€“ coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. Share them at cozy brunch gatherings, family breakfasts, or as a delightful afternoon treat. Allow the aromatic pumpkin spice to envelop your surroundings in the spirit of the season.


pumpkin muffin bites

Variation:

For a unique twist, consider making standard or mini pumpkin muffins by greasing a mini muffin pan. Adjust the baking time accordingly, and check for readiness with a toothpick. For added texture and flavor, toss in crushed walnuts or pecans to the batter.


Indulge in the heartwarming taste of autumn with these Homemade Pumpkin Donutsโ€”a cherished recipe from years ago. Enjoy the wonders of #AugustPumpkinSeason! ๐Ÿ๐Ÿงก


As we enter the Fall season, let's enjoy and appreciate the simple pleasures. Take a moment to savor each bite of these delicious pumpkin-spiced treats. For more ideas and tasty recipes, feel free to check out my other posts. Join me in celebrating the pumpkin season in my cozy kitchen. ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿฉ


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