Your morning coffee companion just got sweeter. Cinnamon Glazed Pumpkin Doughnuts, baked to perfection and loaded with pumpkin. Gluten-free, vegan, and paleo, the flavors of fall will keep everyone warm and cozy!
Remember how I said I was originally going to make some doughnuts when I got my pumpkin flour? Well I did. I just made them the next day 😉 There was no way I wasn’t going to make some doughnuts with that glorious bag of flour! And since I was already ahead of the game with gingerbread doughnuts already on the blog, might as well fill in the seasonal gap with some pumpkin ones! ‘Tis the season!
Not only will these doughnuts fill you with pumpkin-happiness, but also sweet cinnamon love too! Think a sugar-free glaze if you will, infused with the words greatest spice, cinnamon. Pumpkin and cinnamon do make one happy couple. Maybe we humans have forced them into an arranged marriage, but they seem to have grown rather fond of each other. But there is something scary I heard on the morning radio station I listen to on my way to class last week. It may just ripe pumpkin and cinnamon apart!
Apparently there is a major pumpkin shortage this year, according to farmers in Illinois (the top pumpkin producing state). They say there will be enough through Halloween, but come Thanksgiving, there may not be as much readily available canned goodness to stock up on. “Large canned-pumpkin manufacturer Libby says yields could be off by as much as a third this year in Illinois, where about 90 percent of the pumpkins grown in the U.S. come from.” (source) So, Libby’s is telling us that once the rest of the 2015 shipment is sent out, they won’t have more until the 2016 harvest comes in. Meaning…STOCK UP NOW!
I don’t mean to scare your little pumpkin-loving-pants off, but cans of pumpkin are pretty cheap, so don’t wait to buy it in the stores. Stock up the pantry (I always have at least 2 cans on hand at all times…all year). I think we’ll be fine, but maybe this will force us to try our hands at growing our own pumpkins, eh? Although, truth-be-told, I like processed canned puree, rather than homemade stringy pumpkin puree. (I know, shocking!).
At least there isn’t an apple shortage or cinnamon shortage. The world would be coming to an end if that happened! Actually, could you imagine if the shortage is due to pumpkin flour production!? I would feel bad…But I don’t think one company is killing the industry (just yet anyway). Haha! Or maybe it’s due to the fact that Starbucks started using real pumpkin in their damn lattes! Yea! Let’s blame it one them!
Since, for the time being, we have enough pumpkin, let’s bake some doughnuts! And talk about Swerve, which is a new favorite baking sweetener of mine. I’ve used it for these doughnuts and a previous recipe (yet to be posted). They use safe non-gmo, allergy-free erythritol to make some stellar zero sugar and calorie granular sugar and confectioner sugar. Here I’ll be using the confectioner sugar, mixing it with some almond milk, to create the perfect glaze!
I even told the rep at the GFAF Expo, 2 weeks ago, about these doughnut recipes I would be posting (he was someone who had no idea what a food blogger was), but yea know 😉 He gave me a Swerve spoon at least! Awkward conversation aside, I’m pretty sure these doughnuts will please pumpkin-loving people and sugar-free-sugar people all the same! O and cinnamon-lovers! Can’t forget them!
Cinnamon Glazed Pumpkin Doughnuts
- For the Doughnut Batter:
- 1½ Cups Pure Pumpkin Puree
- ⅓ Cup Pumpkin Flour
- ¼ Cup Arrowroot Starch
- 2 Tsp Baking Powder
- 1 Tsp Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1 Tsp Pure Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract
- 30 Drops Vanilla Stevia
- For the Glaze:
- ¼ Cup Swerve Confectioner's Sweetener
- ½ Tsp Cinnamon
- 2 TB Unsweetened Almond Milk (or non-dairy milk or choice)
- Preheat the oven to 375°F.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all the doughnut batter ingredients. Mix well until all in combined (it will be thick).
- In a well greased doughnut pan, divide the batter into all 6 molds as evenly as possible.
- Bake the doughnuts in the oven for 20 minutes. Remove and let cool completely!
- In the meantime, combine the glaze ingredients in a shallow wide-rimmed bowl, stir to combine.
- Once the doughnuts have cooled, dip the rounded side of each of the doughnuts carefully into the glaze mixture and place on a wire rack to set.
There you go my pumpkin people! Healthy, glazed, allergy-friendly baked doughnuts! (That taste good too…of course!) I feel cruel always enticing you with these sweet pumpkin goodies on a Monday, but hopefully they just make the start to your week even better (and have you craving the weekend so you can get your baking on!) But on the way home from work, it might be a good idea to swing by the grocery and pick up some canned pumpkin!
So tell me:
+ Do you always have a can or two of pumpkin on hand like me?
+ Do you actually ever dip baked goods into you coffee? No. That kinda sounds gross to me…I really don’t want soggy treats. Same with cookies. I would never dip cookies in milk. Yuck! Then the crumbs get in the liquid too and just…no! **cringe**
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