Vegan Baked Pumpkin Donuts Recipe with Cinnamon

Enjoy this fluffy Vegan Pumpkin Donuts Recipe with Cinnamon Sugar. These are healthy baked pumpkin donuts, not fried! Pumpkin Doughnuts are tender dairy-free donuts, dunked in melted vegan butter and drizzled with cinnamon sugar giving each bite a spicy sweet crunch. Sure to please…make these donuts today! Video with how-to’s provided.

Vegan pumpkin cinnamon sugar donuts sit next to a bowl of cinnamon sugar.
This baked pumpkin donuts recipe makes the best donuts!
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When I was a kid, my neighbor’s mom, Sue, used to keep a tub of margarine sitting out on the counter with a bowl of cinnamon sugar beside it. The margarine was nice and soft and with a fresh piece of toast in hand, I slathered it with melted butter and then coated it with cinnamon sugar.

I was hooked!

That’s why vegan pumpkin doughnut recipes strike such a special chord for me. I hope they will for you too. If you love sweet, vegan breakfasts, check out my recipe for Vegan Coffee Cake or Vegan Blackberry Donuts.

Why You’ll Love Vegan Pumpkin Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

I had to make this baked pumpkin donut recipe at least three or four times. Don’t you feel bad for me? Yeah, me neither. This recipe is vegan comfort food at it’s very best. I always have to forgo fried donuts because all the grease upsets my stomach. Even when I was a kid! So, I knew I had to find a way to make these healthy pumpkin donuts baked!

I love dipping the freshly baked donut in the melted vegan butter and then sprinkling it with cinnamon sugar. Imagine them like pumpkin pie donuts.

It’s good to have simple pleasures.

The taste of cinnamon sugar for breakfast? It remains one of my favorite simple pleasures.

The thing is, I’ve mentioned a few times that I’ve not always been a fan of donuts. I think it’s the combination of sugar and grease. It never set well with my stomach. To be honest, I wasn’t blessed with the best of digestion systems. I’ve received a few diagnoses, but I’ll save you the details.

Then one day I discovered the baked donut and I’ve never looked back. Baked pumpkin doughnuts recipes combines the best of so many worlds — that favorite cinnamon sugar flavor from my childhood, a ease of a baked donut, and pumpkin goodness.

We love these cinnamon pumpkin glazed donuts so much we created a video for you!

 

How to Make Pumpkin Donuts

If you’re wondering how I make this yummy Pumpkin Spice Donuts recipe, you’ve come to the right place! The good news is you can make your own in 24 minutes. All you have to do is heat your oven to 350F. Spray a regular-size donut pan with vegetable spray.

In a bowl, add the flour, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder. Stir to combine.

In a microwaveable bowl, place the vegan butter. Heat for 20 – 30 seconds, until the butter is melted. Add the pumpkin puree and plant-based milk. Stir to combine.

Pour the pumpkin mixture into the flour mixture. Stir until just combined (don’t over mix).

Use a spoon or carefully pour the batter into the donut compartments, filling them generously and equally. Bake for approximately 15 minutes, until the donuts are done and slightly golden on the edges.

In the meantime, prepare the Cinnamon Sugar Topping by melting the vegan butter in one bowl. In a second bowl combine the sugar, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon spice.

Once the donut pumpkin treats are done, remove from the oven and allow them to cool for a minute or two. Once they’re cool enough to handle, dip the top part of each donut in the melted vegan butter, followed by a dip in the cinnamon sugar. Repeat with each donut. If you have enough melted butter and cinnamon sugar, repeat this process with the bottom half of each donut.

Expert Tips:

Use these expert tips to make these donut pumpkin delights perfect every time:

  • This recipe calls for vegan butter. I used Earth Balance.
  • Replace half of the vegan butter in this pumpkin spice donut recipe with peanut butter
  • I have a thing for ginger, so adding some dried ginger would be so nice
  • Make a maple cinnamon glaze by combining powdered sugar, maple syrup and cinnamon to coat the donuts in. Maple glaze for donuts is an easy topping!
  • Alternatively, make a pumpkin glaze by adding a tablespoon of canned pumpkin to the melted vegan butter
  • You could use coconut oil in place of the vegan butter
  • Add a quarter cup of chopped coconut to the cinnamon sugar for delicious pumpkin doughnut recipes!

Now, be sure to serve this pumpkin spice doughnuts recipe with something equally tasty, like my skinny tea-infused hot chocolate.

A pumpkin donut with a bite taken out sits on brown paper. A bowl of cinnamon sugar sits behind it.
Pumpkin Baked Doughnuts are best with cinnamon sugar on top!

We hope you love Vegan Pumpkin Cake Donuts recipes as much as we do. If you decide to make it, snap a photo and share it with us using #namelymarly on Instagram or SnapChat (I’m @NamelyMarly). We LOVE seeing your photos!

Vegan Cinnamon Sugar Donuts are a lighter version of the fried donuts we've all enjoyed in the past. These donuts are baked and lightly glazed with cinnamon and pumpkin spice. You'll enjoy sharing these with family and friends, and saving a few for yourself as well!

Vegan Pumpkin Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

Enjoy these fluffy Vegan Pumpkin Cinnamon Sugar donuts that are baked, not fried, and coated with cinnamon and pumpkin spiced sugar. Sure to please!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Vegan Pumpkin Cinnamon Sugar Donuts
Prep Time: 9 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 276kcal
Author: Namely Marly

Ingredients

  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons vegan butter
  • ¼ cup canned pumpkin puree
  • ¾ cup plant-based milk soy, almond, etc

For the Cinnamon Sugar Topping

  • 2 – 3 tablespoons vegan butter melted
  • cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • Heat your oven to 350F. Spray a regular-size donut pan with vegetable spray.
  • In a bowl, add the flour, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder. Stir to combine.
  • In a microwaveable bowl, place the vegan butter. Heat for 20 – 30 seconds, until the butter is melted. Add the pumpkin puree and plant-based milk. Stir to combine.
  • Pour the pumpkin mixture into the flour mixture. Stir until just combined (don’t over mix).
  • Use a spoon or carefully pour the batter into the donut compartments, filling them generously and equally. Bake for approximately 15 minutes, until the donuts are done and slightly golden on the edges.
  • In the meantime, prepare the Cinnamon Sugar Topping by melting the vegan butter in one bowl. In a second bowl combine the sugar, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon spice.
  • Once the donuts are done, remove from the oven and allow them to cool for a minute or two. Once they’re cool enough to handle, dip the top part of each donut in the melted vegan butter, followed by a dip in the cinnamon sugar. Repeat with each donut. If you have enough melted butter and cinnamon sugar, repeat this process with the bottom half of each donut.

If you’re into vegetarian or vegan donut recipes, check these recipes out:

That’s it for pumpkin cake doughnuts recipes! Whatever vegan donut you’re downing, enjoy!

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