Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts - Vegan & Gluten Free





Doughnuts:


Makes 8 doughnuts.


1 cup Bob's Red Mill All Purpose gluten free flour

1/2 cup finely ground almond flour

2 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin spice (I used Mountain Rose Herbs')

1 teaspoon baking powder

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup organic pumpkin purée

1/2 cup dairy free milk of choice (almond, soy, etc)

1/3 cup oil (olive, melted vegan butter, sunflower or grapeseed)

1/2 cup organic sugar

1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract

1/2 tsp maple flavoring (natural, and optional - otherwise add more vanilla!)


Directions: preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Sift dry ingredients (flours, baking powder and soda, spices, salt) into a mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together all wet ingredients and sugar. Combine wet and dry ingredients, mixing thoroughly. Oil doughnut pan(s) either with vegan butter or oil. Put batter into a piping bag, or use a large ziplock bag with the corner cut off. Pipe batter into doughnut pans (if you don't have one, do a quick google search and find one in your price range!) to the top of each well. Bake for 11-12 minutes.


Let the doughnuts cool before flipping pan over into a cutting board or other flat surface. You could coat them in powdered sugar or leave them as is, I made a glaze.


Glaze:

1/2 cup organic powdered sugar, sifted

1/4 teaspoon organic vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon natural maple extract (or more vanilla)

1 tablespoon pumpkin spice

1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon dairy free milk of choice

Mix ingredients thoroughly in small bowl. Dip one side of each doughnut into the glaze, then rest until glaze dries a bit. Then eat as many as your heart desires!


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Oh, Fall! Wonderful Fall. The nights are chilly and the days are perfectly dipping into the 60s. Leaves are turning bright red and orange and brown, and out comes the pumpkin spice. Pumpkin pie has ALWAYS been my favorite, so I'll take any excuse to do something pumpkin. Also, I love heavily spiced anything. Year round. I go heavy on the spices here, feel free to lighten up if you'd prefer. The doughnut itself isn't overly sweet to balance out the very sweet glaze. I love this time of year, and I reallllly love doughnuts.






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