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gluten free pumpkin spice donut recipe
Gluten-free pumpkin spice donuts
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
17 mins
Total Time
27 mins

These gluten-free pumpkin spice donuts are a delicious treat for fall. They're like a moist morsel of cake with the flavors of pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten-free donut, pumpkin
Servings: 13 donuts
Author: Michelle Barsness
  • 1/4 cup neutral vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 3/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons King Arthur all-purpose gluten-free flour
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
Cinnamon-sugar coating
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
Confectioner's sugar glaze
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar (powdered sugar)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp milk
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease the donut pans.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar, oil, eggs and pumpkin puree. Mix until it is smooth.

  3. In another mixing bowl, whisk together the gluten-free flour, salt, baking powder and xanthan gum. Then slowly incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet. Whisk the batter until it is smooth.

  4. Fill the wells of the donut pans about 3/4 full in each well.

  1. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.

  2. Allow the donuts to cool in the pan for 2 minutes. Then transfer them to a rack to cool. While still warm, coat the donuts with cinnamon-sugar. Or prepare the glaze and either dip them in the glaze or use a spoon to drizzle the glaze on top.

  3. Store donuts in an air-tight container for 3 - 5 days.

Cinnamon-sugar coating
  1. (Optional) Whisk together the cinnamon and sugar in a bowl. Dip each warm donut into the bowl and gently rub the coating on all sides.

Confectioner's sugar glaze
  1. (Optional) Combine the confectioner's sugar, vanilla and milk in a bowl. Mix until smooth. Dip each donut top into the glaze. Or use a spoon and generously drizzle the glaze over each donut on the rack.

Recipe Notes

If you do not have pumpkin pie spice, you can substitute with 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg and 1/4 tsp ground ginger.

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