Pumpkin Pie Donut Recipe - Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free

Did you know that I'm scared of baking? Yup, that's right. When it comes to baking I never know what's going to happen. Give me a challenge to make up a new dinner recipe to cook and I'm on it. Yet, if you ask me to come up with a recipe that may mean using a mixer and lots of flour... I get nervous. I don't shy away from baking new things, but when I decided to try something like a Pumpkin Pie Donut recipe, I crossed my fingers and said a little prayer that they would turn out.

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Needless to say, that when I finished putting the final touches on these donuts and took my first bite, I was thrilled beyond words that they tasted amazing.

Packed with a delicious pumpkin pie flavor, these donuts are light and not too overly sweet.

Putting It All Together

With all the right ingredients gathered together, including some fresh pumpkin puree, I set out to put together a pumpkin pie donut recipe that make a perfect breakfast treat for Thanksgiving morning or even just a nice snack during the week.

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Use Fresh When You Can

While at the grocery store the other day, I saw that they were selling little pumpkins for baking. Now I usually use canned pumpkin, but I thought it would be fun to make some homemade pumpkin puree and see if it really made a difference in the taste of a recipe.

I brought home one little pumpkin, cut it into quarters, took the seeds out and roasted it in the oven for a few minutes.

pieces of fresh pumpkin on a cookie sheet

Once they were fork tender, I let them cool and then scrapped the pumpkin into a food processor to puree. It was so easy to make. I can see myself doing this more often for sure.

fresh pumpkin puree in food processor

The homemade puree definitely made a difference with this recipe. The pumpkin flavor was amazing.

I May Just Keep Baking

I've been thrilled that the past couple 'baking' recipes that I have put together have actually worked out. I'm noticing if I am just a little bit more patient and keep tasting as I go, that I may just end up being somewhat good at this baking thing.

all the dry ingredients and a mixer

Pumpkin Pie Donut Batter being put in pipping bag

Piping the Pumpkin Pie Donut mixture into muffin pan

Topping and glaze next to donuts cooling on rack

What About You?

Are you more comfortable cooking up a beautiful meal for your family or doing you enjoy baking up delicious treats? Leave me a comment and let me know which method you prefer or if you are comfortable doing both.

Pumpkin Pie Donuts on cooling wrack with glaze and topping


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  1. ooh sugar and spice and everything nice! I bet those are fantastic and very pretty too

  2. Pumpkin pie donut? This sounds way too good to be true!

  3. It's true! Really it is. And it tastes amazing!

  4. Thanks my friend. They are so simple and so yummy!

  5. DROOOOOLLLL! Seriously - gah! I haven't made donuts in awhile and I am SOOOOO ready to!

  6. Wow, pumpkin and donuts! Sound like an amazing combination!

  7. This looks amazing! And so pretty!

  8. Oh heck yes! I just got a donut pan recently and have only made one batch - this is definitely going to be my second recipe I need to try!

  9. This looks delicious! I love a good donut! :D

  10. These look amazing! I can't wait to try them!

  11. These look yummy. I have never made my own pumpkin puree before. It looks way easier than I thought. Which is silly, I don't know why I've been so scared to do it myself.

  12. Angela @marathonsandmotivation.comNovember 11, 2017 at 11:18 AM

    Yum, these look so amazing! I pinned this recipe to try this weekend, my kids will love it!!

  13. That's awesome. Come back and let me know what you think.

  14. I know Summer. I thought it would be harder too. Super easy!

  15. Thanks so much. I hope you get the chance. Let me know what you think.

  16. Thanks Laura. I definitely was a great combo of flavors.

  17. Thanks Chrissy. Let me know what you think if you get a chance to try them out.


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