What is brunch without a little something sweet? It's that one meal where it's not only ok, but expected, to combine sweet and savory dishes, ideally with a cocktail on the side. These Gluten and Dairy Free Pumpkin Cider Donuts are the perfect addition to your brunch plans, but easy enough for any morning of the week.
Making donuts at home is easier than getting in your car and going to pick them up. All you need is a donut pan and a mixing bowl, and in less than 20 minutes you'll have your kitchen smelling like fresh hot donuts!
Sugar and Spice, and Everything Nice
We're skipping the apples and infusing all the warm spices of cider with pumpkin for the ultimate mashup of flavors. Gluten and Dairy Free Pumpkin Cider Donuts bring all of the flavors of fall and winter in a bite.
It's no secret I love making donuts at home. They're easy, fun, and such a great way to play with flavors. Other than a donut pan you don't need any fancy equipment. There's no letting dough rise, or frying and making splatters everywhere. It's truly mix and bake!
These donuts combine the naturally sweet flavor of pumpkin with the warmth of pumpkin spice, allspice, and nutmeg. In addition to adding flavor the pumpkin puree also keeps these donuts tender and moist.
Once these donuts come out of the oven they're dipped in melted Dairy Free butter and tossed in even more aromatic spices. I promise once you bite into these, you will already be planning to make them again.
Adding depth and dimension to the flavors of these donuts is D'Vash Organics Date Syrup. The date syrup gives that deep caramel flavor while being low on the glycemic scale, Keto and Paleo friendly, Gluten Free, and Certified Organic. I love it because it's also a one to one replacement for sugar which makes it ideal for baking.
Hot Donuts with Gluten and Dairy Free Pumpkin Cider Donuts
Just go ahead and turn on that imaginary neon sign. As soon as these easy donuts hit the oven your family will be rushing to the kitchen as they perfume the air. Let's break down all the steps so you're serving up your very own hot donuts.
- Pregame! Preheat your oven to 375. Spray your donut pan with nonstick baking spray and set aside.
- Add your Dairy Free melted butter, pumpkin pie spice, and sugar to a bowl and mix for a couple of minutes until the sugar is slightly dissolved.
- Add your egg, date syrup, and pumpkin and mix to combine.
- Add your remaining ingredients and mix until everything is just incorporated. You don't want to over mix.
- Divide your batter between the 10 donut molds. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. I promised these were quick!
- Turn them out onto a cooling rack.
- Melt your Dairy Free butter for dipping.
- Combine your sugar, pumpkin spice, and cinnamon together.
- Dip one side of the cooled donut into the melted butter and then dip the other side. Then generously coat it in the sugar and spice mixture. Shake off any excess.
Making Gluten and Dairy Free Pumpkin Cider Donuts at home really is that easy! Make sure you check out my recipe for Delicious Gluten Free Churro Donuts. Now let's get baking!
Gluten and Dairy Free Pumpkin Cicer Donuts
- Donut pan
- Mixing Bowl
Pumpkin Cider Donuts
- 1 ½ cups Gluten Free 1.1 flour
- 1 ½ tbsp date syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- dash of nutmeg
- dash of allspice
- 1 tsp pumpkin spice
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 2 eggs
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 tbsp Dairy Free butter, melted
- 6 tbsp Dairy Free butter, melted
- 12 cup sugar
- 1 tsp pumpkin spice
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Spray a donut pan with nonstick baking spray. Set aside.
- Add your melted butter, sugar, and pumpkin spice to your mixing bowl and mix for a couple of minutes until the sugar is slightly dissolved.
- Add you egg, pumpkin, and date syrup and mix to combine.
- Add your remaining ingredients and mix until everything is just incorporated. Don't over mix.
- Divide the batter between the 10 donut molds. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Turn out onto a cooling rack and continue to the cider coating.
- In one bowl melt the butter. In another bowl mix the sugar and spices to combine.
- Dip one side of the donut into the melted butter and then dip the other side.
- Coat both sides of the donut in the sugar and spice mixture.