Soft, fluffy, baked vegan pumpkin doughnuts (they can also be made vegan AND gluten-free!) flavoured with fresh ginger, ground cinnamon, and nutmeg. They’re the perfect dairy free pumpkin doughnuts for fall (or any other time!).
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I’m building quite the collection of doughnut recipes on this website! It all started with my vegan gluten-free baked chocolate doughnuts and here we are today with the newest addition to the list, vegan pumpkin doughnuts!
With that simple recipe for pumpkin puree, you can make any savoury recipe calling for pumpkin puree, or you can make any of my sweet, easy vegan gluten free pumpkin recipes like:
(You can also use canned pumpkin puree if you don’t want to make your own)
One of the things you can make is this baked pumpkin doughnuts recipe.
Vegan Pumpkin Doughnuts OR Vegan Gluten-Free Pumpkin Doughnuts
As with all of my other doughnut recipes, I’ve included instructions on how to make this easy baked pumpkin doughnuts recipe vegan gluten-free and if you’re not gluten-free, you can make them just vegan, with one slight change to the recipe.
My other doughnut recipes were all able to have just the flour swapped out but with this recipe, because of thickness of the puree and gluten-free flour blend, it needed a little more liquid to make the doughnut batter the proper consistency.
All of those details can be found below.
These dairy-free, eggless doughnuts are very easy to make and contain freshly grated ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and a little more ginger, ground this time, to round things off.
The result is a warm spiced treat that’s perfect for the fall season.
They’re then finished off with a sweet, sugary topping that contains more ground ginger and cinnamon.
I mentioned above that I want everyone to experience these amazing gluten free vegan pumpkin doughnuts, so I give instructions on how to make them both ways.
There are slight differences between both results, but both taste just as delicious as the other.
This is what the vegan pumpkin doughnuts look like on the inside:
And this is what the vegan gluten-free pumpkin doughnuts look like on the inside:
As usual, the vegan version, made with wheat flour, raises more while baking and is more on the fluffy / spongy side, while the vegan gluten-free version does not rise as high and is a little more dense. Wheat flour will always give a result that rises more than gluten-free flour.
This is just the nature of baking vegan gluten-free treats, as I’m sure you’re accustomed to, if you’ve ever done any vegan gluten-free baking (if you haven’t, please read my helpful vegan gluten free baking tips!).
But don’t let those differences scare you, both versions of these baked gluten free pumpkin doughnuts are equally delicious and no matter which version you make, you’ll end up with a treat your family and friends will love.
What is the Best Flour to Use for This Recipe?
I’ve tested with both all-purpose flour and with Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free 1 to 1 Baking Flour (the one with the blue label, not the red). You can see the results from each flour above.
I have not tested with any other flours, other than what I mentioned above, so I cannot recommend any others but I do know for sure that coconut flour will not work.
Keep in mind that all gluten-free flour blends contain different ingredients and may not work the same as the one I used if you choose to substitute.
What Doughnut Pan do You Recommend?
This recipe makes six standard sized gluten free pumpkin spice doughnuts, so you’ll need a pan with six standard cavities.
The doughnut pan I own and love is this one here. It’s heavy duty, I’ve had it for almost 2-years now, and it’s still going strong after many, many uses (I test a lot of vegan doughnut recipes!).
I also like that its non-stick coating does not contain Teflon and I’ve never had to grease my doughnut pan, the coating works perfectly every time, after all this time.
What is a Flax Egg? Why Does This Recipe Call for It?
A flax egg is an egg replacement used in many vegan recipes, including this one.
I wrote a post all about them and included a little video so you can SEE how to make it. Read (and watch!) that post here.
If you like these baked vegan pumpkin doughnuts, you may also like these other easy vegan recipes:
- Vegan Maple Doughnuts
- Chai-Spiced Baked Vegan Doughnuts
- Vegan Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Muffins
- Vegan Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread
- Vegan Pumpkin Scones
- Pumpkin Pasties
How to Make Vegan Pumpkin Doughnuts