Maple Honey Pumpkin Donuts *gluten, milk, cane sugar-free

Feeling the sugar-free blues? Me too. Here’s your fix! and you don’t even need a sugar coating to seal the deal. P1050666


makes approx. 12 medium size donuts


  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (I used powered), 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbl softened butter
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder (warning, includes corn. I didn’t have any substitutes on hand, so I did include this in the recipe)
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/3 cup Almond Milk (or other milk alternative)
  • 1/2 cup pure Canned/Pureed Pumpkin
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups Gluten Free Flour Mix
  • Oil or butter for deep frying.
  • Optional: for more spice add
    • 1 tsp Cinnamon
    • 1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
    • 1/2 tsp Freshly Grated Nutmeg
    • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
    • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
    • 1 tsp (or more) chia seeds
  1. Large mixing bowl: softened butter, maple and honey, salt, optional spices, baking soda and powder.
  2. Add almond milk, pumpkin, vanilla, eggs, optional apple cider vinegar and chia seeds, and beat a little more.
  3. Mix in the flour.
  4. Cover and place in the fridge for several hours (2-3). My dough already turned out thick, but I still chose to fridge just in case. If you’re in a time crunch and the dough is thick, you might be able to skip this step.
  5. Remove and gently roll on a flour-covered cutting board. In these pictures you can see I experiment with different sizes. Use lots of flour, it’s sticky! You can make them as thick or small as you want.
  6. Warm a pot of butter (3-4 tbl) until melted. Heat a large pan alongside. Soak each donut in the butter, and transfer to the pan. It only needs a quick soak to be ready. Once on the pan, flip when golden. This is pancake style.
  7. Cool on a plate nearby.
  8. Option: if you’re all in for a sugar coating, gently sprinkle or coat in maple sugar powder.

P1050654 P1050655 P1050657 P1050658 P1050659 P1050665 P1050666

Based off recipe by Real Sustenance:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s