Homemade Donuts: How to Make ​Vegan Pumpkin Doughnuts With Cinnamon-Sugar Dust by Chef Gigi Gaggero

Vegan Breakfast Desserts
2 years ago
Homemade Donuts: How to Make ​Vegan Pumpkin Doughnuts With Cinnamon-Sugar Dust

Topped with cinnamon sugar, these vegan pumpkin doughnuts are super duper fluffy! And so easy to make!

You'll need:

  • 1 1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup canned or fresh pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil or vegan butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup nut milk

Cinnamon Sugar Coating

  • 3 teaspoons coconut oil or vegan butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon

Here’s how you make them:

  1. Generously grease a doughnut pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the dry ingredients.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the pumpkin puree, coconut oil and almond milk.
  4. Gently fold the wet mixture into the dry mixture. Stir to combine. Do not overmix.
  5. Spoon mixture into prepared doughnut pan and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the doughnuts spring back when lightly pressed. Cool. 
  6. For the topping, melt the coconut oil. Set aside. Combine the sifted sugar and cinnamon in a medium-sized bowl. Set aside.
  7. Once the doughnuts are cool enough to handle, dip them in the melted coconut oil, then roll them in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
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Donna John
These will be made at my house within days, @chefgigi. How many donuts does it make? And which doughnut pan do you recommend? Metal or silicone? I'm going to order one today. Had a physical today and I've gained 5 pounds. I am blaming you! ;-)
Chef Gigi Gaggero
Hahahahahahha! Donna John depending how wide and deep your mold pan is you can yield six large - a doz reg, and 2 doz mini. Everything in moderation right! Love my Vegan friends ! MWAH! I LOVE Working silicone, but items w less structure that are very delicate and can loose shape easy-- I prefer metal pans. So use metal. I chose to use cake flour in this recipe because the gluten proteins are smaller in cake flour so the end result will render a much more tender product . And if you really
Want super duper light -- add a lots of air when mixing - ( use the whip attachment instead of paddle in a stand mixer) adding air creates lots of bubbles so
In the oven the air escapes which also means the end result will be a much more delicate product! ( it happens more when you add yeast ) Just be careful that tossing in the cinnamon sugar with the coconut oil at the end doesn't deflate or crush them. I hope you love them-- u can increase the pumpkin flavor by adding 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice seasoning to the Cinnamon sugar mix at the end; too ! ( shhh secret ) !
Chef Gigi Gaggero
Ps The chemical Levener in this recipe will add gas --too - the rise and more bubbles = fluffy ! ❤️
Donna John
Got it! And I will add the pumpkin pie spice. Mmmm! I've never made donuts before, so it should be interesting. I've never made them because I thought you had to fry 'em. Love that these are baked. Ordering my metal doughnut pan now... Chef Gigi Gaggero
Kelli Schulte
Omg I love you! :)
Thank you for these!!
Chef Gigi Gaggero
YAY! Kelli Schulte You're welcome! Tis the season eh! And Donuts are super trendy right now in the food world! Enjoy!
Donna John
Right, Kelli Schulte?? I may adopt her. :-)
Donna John
I just ordered two of the Wilton Nonstick 6-Cavity Donut Pans. So, Chef Gigi Gaggero, I'll need more doughnut recipes soon! ;-)
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
O.M.G. I have died and gone to heaven, Chef Gigi Gaggero! And yes, I've gained weight since she joined our tribe, Donna John, LOL!
Meredith Schneider
I'm drooling! Doughnuts and pumpkin in the same sentence?! Major YUM! Need one of those pans. ;)
Donna John
I made these today and they are SOOOO good! Another amazing recipe from Chef Gigi Gaggero! They were so easy that I also made Chrissy Jones Apple Cider Doughnuts. Stay tuned for that recipe!
Ashlee Smith
These were SO delicious! Ordering a donut pan ASAP!
Donna John
We can have donut night. Lol
Donna John
Doughnuts round 2 tonight. This time dipped them in melted chocolate, @chefgigi.
Chef Gigi Gaggero
Donna John Girl - Im calling the authorities! You are off the chain! Whooooo Hoooooo! Get it girl!
Naimah Razak
will try this. 'tis the season although these seem like they can be enjoyed anytime!
Dr. Shayna Mancuso
Are you kidding me Chef Gigi Gaggero !! This looks phenomenal!! Thk you!
Lark Sontag
I am excited about trying these. I'm going to make these for our directors' meeting!
Chef Gigi Gaggero
Great news Lark! Let me know how they come out for you, and if everyone enjoys them!

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