These Easy Gluten Free Pumpkin Doughnuts are soft, flavorful and sweet. They are the perfect fall treat for after school or for taking to a class Halloween party. Once you've mastered this basic recipe, you'll use it again and again.
I truly hope that you guys aren't getting sick of donuts yet. They are always my most shared and pinned recipes so I've decided to update an old one with some prettier photos. I made these again the other day and changed them just a bit. The old recipe had a cinnamon sugar coating while these have a maple glaze. The donut recipe is the same.
These Easy Gluten Free Pumpkin Doughnuts are not deep fried and have a light and fluffy texture. I swear you can't tell they are gluten free and it's way better than paying for gluten free ones at Whole Foods!
Once you get this recipe down, you can use it to make my other popular donut recipes...
- Gluten-Free Doughnuts (Krispy Kreme Copycat)
- Gluten-Free Apple Cider Doughnuts
- Gluten-Free Chocolate Doughnuts
I use my Wilton Donut Pan all the time. The kids think it's such a treat to have donuts for breakfast on the weekends or when they have sleepovers. You can serve them straight up with no icing to cut down on the sugar or go crazy with toppings; icing, sprinkles, nuts and chocolate shavings.
The only flour I have ever used for these donuts is Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour. I am sure all purpose flour would work but if you want it gluten-free, I'd stick to Bob's. This recipe is infinitely adaptable so use your imagination and mix it up.
These Easy Gluten Free Pumpkin Doughnuts are...
- infinitely adaptable
- gluten free
Happy fall! Hope you find time to make some Gluten Free Pumpkin Doughnuts.
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Easy Gluten Free Pumpkin Doughnuts
- 1 ½ cups Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Baking Flour
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅔ cup sugar
- ½ cup unsalted butter melted and cooled
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup milk I used coconut
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 2 tablespoon coconut milk more or less to preferred consistency
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the first seven dry ingredients, flour through sugar.
- Make a well in the center and add the melted and cooled butter, vanilla, eggs, pumpkin, and milk. Mix gently.
- Transfer mixture to a large baggie with the tip cut off. This makes it easy to pipe into the donut maker.
- Fill each well ¾ full without covering the middle section. If you do, your doughnuts won't have a hole.
- Cook for about 8-10 minutes.
- Allow to cool and make the frosting.
- Mix frosting ingredients in a small bowl. Adjust the amount of milk to your liking. More milk = thinner icing.
Consuelo | Honey & Figs
These donuts looks so delish and adorable!! Can't believe they're gluten free! 😉
These doughnuts make the perfect treat!
Michelle | The Secret Ingredient Is
I am never sick of donuts! These look SO good - and I love that they are gluten free, makes them even better. I love the photography for these too - makes me want to jump through the screen and grad one! (Or 2...)
Thanks Michelle. I could never get sick of them either!
Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours
I love baked doughnuts and do not feel as guilty about them as the fried ones. These sound delicious and I want to dive into a bowl of that frosting.
Liz @ I Heart Vegetables
Yum!!! These look SO GOOD! My husband loves donuts and I like pumpkins so these seem like a win win for the two of us 🙂
Lisa |Garlic and Zest
These doughnuts sound amazing! Love that they're baked instead of fried - and wow -- that pumpkin!!!
Thanks Lisa! Happy Halloween!
Beth @ Binky's Culinary Carnival
These look so fun! I have to look for the donut pan. I would love to try these!
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
I'll take that whole tray Karen! These look delicious. I love the maple syrup in the glaze topping and the little sprinkle of pecans too! Happy Halloween!!
Happy Halloween to you too Mary Ann! Jealous of your kitchen!
I think I'm having these for lunch! Haha! They look absolutely amazing. 🙂
Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
Lovely donuts! I'm still enjoying all things pumpkin 🙂 Hope you had a wonderful Halloween 🙂
You too Jennifer!
Baked doughnuts are the best, Love the frosting.
Green Valley Kitchen
Love these - I've never made donuts before - but you're inspiring me, Karen. The maple glaze and pecans are a delicious combo! You did a great job updating the photos - they look gorgeous.
That means a lot coming from you. Thank you!
These look so good Karen 🙂 Perfect fall treat!
Cindy Barrack Celt
Loved these! Made another batch and subbed apple sauce for the pumpkin. Lighter in texture, but just as yummy!
Cindy, I'm so glad you liked them. I appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment.
Vesna @ VespressoCooking
These pumpkin doughnuts look stunning! I can't wait to give them a try! 🙂
I'm going to make these, but deep fry them instead of baking! Can't wait !!
Let me know how it goes bc I have been wondering if this would work!