Vegan Coconut Pumpkin Donuts

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Thankfully, these baked vegan coconut pumpkin donuts allows a little sweet indulgence without the guilt.

I LOVE donuts and I can not lie! Not only are these baked, but I made 12 of these vegan coconut pumpkin donuts in under 20 minutes. Now if that isn’t the best news ever, I don’t know what is. That is my idea of fast food. Totally WINNING, like wins for days!!!

Thankfully, these baked vegan coconut pumpkin donuts allows a little sweet indulgence without the guilt.

 

Thankfully, these baked vegan coconut pumpkin donuts allows a little sweet indulgence without the guilt.

Who doesn’t love a fresh donut? Donuts might just be the perfect food. During my teenage years, it was an important and beloved food group. Some kids carried around milk money, but I had donut money. It was a simpler time.

Thankfully, these baked vegan coconut pumpkin donuts allows a little sweet indulgence without the guilt.

Thankfully, these baked vegan coconut pumpkin donuts allows a little sweet indulgence without the guilt.

 

Now, I have made fried donuts in the past. Don’t get me wrong, I love ’em too. They’re totally worth the effort. However, I always feel a little guilty eating fried donuts. Thankfully, I got the genius idea of baking my donuts. I love everything about these baked vegan goodies.

Thankfully, these baked vegan coconut pumpkin donuts allows a little sweet indulgence without the guilt.

I wanted to have a little fun with the frosting because that is equally as important as the batter. I couldn’t decide whether I liked the regular frosting best or the toasted coconut topped ones best. Which in my book is a good problem to have, indeed.

Thankfully, these baked vegan coconut pumpkin donuts allows a little sweet indulgence without the guilt.

Thankfully, these baked vegan coconut pumpkin donuts allows a little sweet indulgence without the guilt.

Confession: I have always been intimidated by baking vegan desserts. No butter AND no eggs, I was lost. When I first started on my vegetarian journey, I used “egg replacers” and my cakes would always fall flatter than a pancake. So I gave up for a while. Then one day I dug my heals in and tested a million ways of getting the right texture in my basic vegan cake batter.  Literally I did a happy dance in my kitchen with Mr. Snicker. ‘Twas a good day.

Thankfully, these baked vegan coconut pumpkin donuts allows a little sweet indulgence without the guilt.

Thankfully, these baked vegan coconut pumpkin donuts allows a little sweet indulgence without the guilt.

Is it me or does it seem as if during November and December, donuts make a BIG comeback? Everywhere that I turn I see a new donut shop. And because I have never met a donut that I haven’t eaten: I am compelled to try them ALL out. Fact: I workout so that I can eat donuts. That is sound logic right there.

Thankfully, these baked vegan coconut pumpkin donuts allows a little sweet indulgence without the guilt.

We have a standing report card  tradition at home. On the day of report cards are sent home I usually make some sort of dessert. If the kids’ report cards are good, it a celebratory event and if their report cards aren’t so awesome “the talk” always goes better with the addition of sweets. So I thought this was the perfect time to make these. Insert these little vegan coconut pumpkin donuts.

Here is a quick tutorial to help you along your DONUTing way ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Thankfully, these baked vegan coconut pumpkin donuts allows a little sweet indulgence without the guilt.

 

Here are the pros to making these:

They cause happiness.

They are happiness.

Therefore, make these and happiness will find you.

 

5 from 3 votes

Vegan Coconut Pumpkin Donuts

Servings 12
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients

  • Vegan Coconut Pumpkin Donut:
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup Pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Frosting:
  • 1 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup toasted unsweetened coconut flakes

Instructions

  • In a small non stick pan, toast coconut flakes. Do not step away. When you smell the coconut, turn off the stove. Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F).
  • Grease a donut pan; set aside.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl whisk together the pumpkin puree, melted coconut oil, vanilla and coconut milk. Gently fold the wet mixture into the dry mixture – don’t over mix! Trust me, it is better to take it slow on this step.
  • Spoon mixture into a ziplock bag. cut tip, squeeze mixture into prepared donut pan, and bake for 13-15 minutes, or until the donuts pass the toothpick test. Allow donuts to cool a few minutes in the pan before transferring to a wire rack to cool for a few more minutes.
  • In the meantime, melt the coconut oil for the sugar frosting; set aside. Mix the sugar and oil together in a medium-sized bowl until smooth.
  • Once the donuts are cool enough to handle, dip them in the melted coconut frosting, then roll them in the toasted coconut flakes mixture; repeat until all donuts have been covered.
Author: Ann

That all seems like sound logic to me.

Make these today!

 

Thankfully, these baked vegan coconut pumpkin donuts allows a little sweet indulgence without the guilt.

Join the Conversation

  1. 5 stars
    I can’t wait to make this tomorrow, I’ll sub the brown sugar for coconut sugar (low GI) aside from that I’m in love with the recipe, glad I found your blog it’s awesome!

    1. Awesome Charlene! Let me know how you like ’em ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. these look incredible! I just want to dip these in some coffee right now and call it a day!

    1. That is my current situation. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank Rachel!

  3. these are a must try for me!!! two of my favorite things- pumpkin and coconut! plus, being 8 months pregnant, donuts {and pizza} are my favorites.

    1. Hahahahaha, happy to help with your pregnancy cravings! And congrats Nelle ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Oh my yum! Had to share on my blog’s FB page!!

    1. Thank you so much Bethany ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I have a huge craving for donuts now! This recipe looks fantastic. Pinning for later ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. I had the last of them for breakfast and lunch. LOL! Thank you Sabrina ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. These are beautiful!!

    1. Thank you so much Mandi!

  7. Now I need some donut after reading this post! Looks delish!

    Mash | http://www.sarmash.com

    1. Thank you Mash ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. I’ve never had pumpkin + coconut together, but I can see where it would be a fabulous combo!! Totally trying these ๐Ÿ™‚ I love healthier doughnuts!

    1. Thank you Liz ๐Ÿ™‚ I am all about healthy donuts this Fall.

  9. Omg girl these look so good

    1. Thank you so much Paula!

  10. YUM! I need to try this recipe – I LOVE donuts and basically anything with pumpkin so it seems like a great mix.

    1. Thanks Emily!! Pumpkin, spices and coconut will always save the day for me:-)

  11. 5 stars
    I am making these today. Donuts should be a food group ๐Ÿ™‚ hahahhaha!

    1. Hahahahahaha Monica! I think we should start a petition to add donuts to the food pyramid ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. I love donuts. And pumpkin and coconut are some of my favorite ingredients so I’ll definitely be trying these. Plus I have a donut pan that I really need to start using. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. You are so welcome:-) I hope you like them Autumn!

  13. 5 stars
    Are you kidding me??? These look amazing. I LITERALLY drooled over my keyboard.

    1. I kid you not Ali! These are legit ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ #therealdeal

  14. YASSSS!!! Making these when I go home for break.

    1. Sounds like a plan Nikki!!!!!!! I hope you love ’em ๐Ÿ™‚

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