Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Donuts are simple because they’re baked and they’re perfect for the fall season. They also happen to be vegan/allergy-friendly, as an added bonus!
Have you been to the cider mill yet this year? Are cider mills nationwide or a Midwest thing? We went for the first time (this year) last week and got cinnamon sugar donuts and cider slushies.
CINNAMON SUGAR PUMPKIN DONUTS
Our favorite cider mill is set on a creek so we fed the ducks then let Julia play on the wooden train they have. The only problem with the cider mill is the bees. Tons of bees. We actually cut our visit short because of the swarming bees and thought we made it out unscathed but about 10 minutes after we left, while we were driving, I got stung in the back. Apparently I brought a stowaway in my shirt.
So, I came home and decided I wanted to make cinnamon sugar donuts at home, in my bee-free kitchen.
Then I decided to add pumpkin because it’s fall and people like to pumpkin all the things. The best part about these donuts is they’re vegan, allergy friendly, and cholesterol free so you can feel good about having a couple 😉
If you haven’t dipped into vegan baking yet, give these a try, I’ll bet you’ll never even be able to tell they’re dairy-free. If you don’t want to (boo for not trying new things), you could probably use cow’s milk and they’d still turn out fine, but I didn’t test it.
- ¼ cup coconut oil, at room temp
- 3 Tablespoons canned pumpkin
- ½ cup almond milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup flour
- ½ cup sugar
- 1½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- For the coating
- 2 Tablespoons sugar + 1 teaspoon cinnamon for the coating
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spray a donut pan with non-stick spray. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, add the wet ingredients - coconut oil, pumpkin, almond milk, vanilla, and apple cider vinegar. Whisk together.
- In another bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients - flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
- Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir to combine.
- Spoon the mixture into a large zip top bag. Cut off the corner and use it to pipe the batter into each donut well.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, remove to cool.
- While they're slightly cooling, mix the remaining sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl, then toss each warm donut into the mixture to coat.
Other vegan treats you may like…
Vegan Chocolate Chip Pecan Cupcakes
Apple Filled Pull-Apart Bread