This homemade donut recipe brings pumpkin, spice, and everything nice to everyone’s favorite treat. Before you start thinking this Pumpkin Spice Donuts Recipe is loaded with sugar, we’ll just tell you the recipe calls for Kodiak Cakes Pumpkin Flax Energy Cakes to make the donuts, so you’re getting the nourishment of 100% whole grains and flaxseed in each bite. If you do decide you want a little extra sweetness atop these donuts, you can always add the optional chocolate glaze to satisfy your sweet tooth.
1/2 cup coconut sugar*
1 cup canned pumpkin purée** (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted***
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk****
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup Kodiak Cakes Pumpkin Flax Flapjack and Waffle Mix
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
For the optional glaze:
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life brand)
1-1/2 teaspoons coconut oil
* Other sugars will also work – brown sugar would be a good substitute.
**Sweet potato or butternut squash purée could be substituted for the pumpkin. Fresh roasted pumpkin (mashed) could also be used.
***Substitute with melted butter or olive oil, if preferred.
****Other milk varieties will work. I love using unsweetened vanilla cashew milk too.
Nutritional information does not include the optional glaze.