Perfectly fall-flavored, these Mini Cinnamon Pumpkin Doughnuts are an easy and delicious gluten-free treat. They’re also dairy-free and egg-free, and only sweetened with honey.
Pumpkin = fall.
There isn’t much that says fall more than pumpkin. All the recipes start piling up in my brain around August in preparation for my favorite time of year. Pumpkin this, pumpkin that… Give me all the pumpkin things!
Pumpkin isn’t only delicious, it’s so good for you, too! The seeds and flesh (what we usually eat) are full of vitamins A, C, E, and K. These give your body antioxidants and help boost your immune system. Pumpkin is also a great source of B-complex vitamins like folate, niacin, vitamin B-6, thiamin and pantothenic acid, making it good for people who struggle with MTHFR.
Mini Cinnamon Pumpkin Doughnuts.
Yep, there isn’t much that says fall more than pumpkin, and there isn’t much that makes my kids happier than doughnuts. Especially cute, little “baby” doughnuts like these mini cinnamon pumpkin donuts. Suffice it to say, these little guys make everybody happy. They’re perfect for a fall treat, and are delicious plain or topped with cinnamon sugar, the way my kiddos like them.
Beware, oh you mothers and wives who bake these doughnuts, they will evaporate in front of children and husbands… Good thing they’re super easy.
All the pumpkin things.
If you’re here for the pumpkin everything, don’t stop at these mini cinnamon pumpkin doughnuts. You can always use more pumpkin goodness in your life to help you enjoy fall!
- Pumpkin Chai Latte
- Paleo Chocolate Pumpkin Pie
- Death By Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Bread
- Honey Orange Pumpkin Pie in the Instant Pot
- No-Churn Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream
- Savory Pumpkin Muffins with Apple & Sage
- No-Bake Maple Pumpkin Pie
- Pumpkin Spice Fruit Dip
- Pumpkin Pie Gummies
- Hot ‘N Creamy Pumpkin Flax Cereal
- Chocolate Almond Butter Pumpkin Smoothie
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Mini Cinnamon Pumpkin Doughnuts
Free from gluten, eggs, dairy, and refined sugar.
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (learn how to make your own, it’s easy!)
- 3 tablespoons applesauce
- 1/2 cup brown rice flour
- 1/2 cup potato starch
- 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoons allspice
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder (it’s easy to make your own!)
- 1/8 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoons guar gum
- 1/2 cup hot water
Preheat oven to 325 and grease a mini-doughnut pan (you can find find them here).
Slightly warm honey until liquid, then stir in pumpkin puree and applesauce.
In separate bowl, combine dry ingredients.
Stir into pumpkin mixture. While mixing, slowly pour in hot water and stir until well combined.
Scoop batter into a plastic bag and cut off about 1/2 inch from one corner. Squeeze batter into prepared pan.
Bake for 15-20 minutes. Doughnuts will pull away from the sides of the pan and brown slightly when done.
Let cool for a few minutes before removing from the pan.
Dip in melted coconut oil and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
Makes about 30 mini-doughnuts.
I imagine this would help me get nominated for mom of the year if I made them. Thanks for the recipe. Now, to go find one of those cute pans!
YUM! Pumpkin is the best, especially in Fall!
I agree! Thanks for stopping by, Rachel!
Wow, Raia, these look so fantastic! I have just started to enjoy pumpkin this year and these are the best donuts I’ve seen in a long time. Fabulous photos, too! Visiting from Natural Living Monday – always a pleasure to pop in to your blog 🙂
Thanks so much for the encouragement, Robyn! I’m glad you’re enjoying the blog. 🙂 These donuts are a pretty fantastic way to enjoy pumpkin, if I do say so myself. 😉
Those look so yummy… and no wheat flour! Must try!
I hope you like them, Bren! Thanks for stopping by!
These look delicious!
Love them! Stumbled!
Thanks, Ali! 🙂
Mmm, these look so good! I am going to have to try out this recipe and get my 4-year-old’s help in the kitchen 🙂
Thanks for linking up to Natural Living Monday. You’ll be featured this week!
Thanks so much, Andrea! I hope you and your family enjoy them!
Wow, these look amazing! Thanks for linking up to Good Tips Tuesday. We are featuring your post tomorrow on our new party post!
Thanks, Heather! 🙂
Yum! Doughnuts are definitely one of my favorite desserts, especially mini ones. I love how perfect these ones are for fall!
Thanks for stopping by, Chantel! I hope you enjoy them if you get a chance to give them a try. 🙂
These look soooo delicious! And you make them seem so easy to make, too!!!
Haha! Thanks, Sara Elizabeth! They really aren’t that hard at all. 😉
Can I use another flour besides brown rice flour? I can’t have rice products!!
Sure, Alie! Sorghum would be a great sub, or oat flour would probably work as well. 🙂 Hope you like them!
What could I use in place of the Arrowroot Powder in this recipe? They sound delicious!
Hey Jeane! You could sub any starch: potato starch, corn starch, tapioca powder. Hope you enjoy them!
These look fabulous, Raia!
Thanks, Adrienne! 🙂
Would these work as big donuts? They sound delicious!
I haven’t tried them in big donut pans, Sarah, but I would think they would work alright if you adjusted the bake time. Hope they work out for you!
This is everything a gourmet treat should be, and then some! Can’t wait to enjoy these!
Aw, thanks so much, Sara! I hope you get to enjoy them!
This recipe is perfect for my life at the moment! Do you think I could make it without the honey – and if so, do I just add an extra 1/4 cup of applesauce? (or half a banana?)
I would go for the half a banana. 🙂 I hope you enjoy them, Ksenia!
I love that these are mini, although I’ll probably eat way too many! So delicious for fall!
Haha! I do have that issue, as well… 😉
Well all I can say is WOW WOW WOW! These are on a whole other level of awesome!!
Aw, thanks, Daniela! They’re definitely a family favorite. 🙂
Divine mini-doughnuts! The taste of Fall!
Thank you, ChihYu!
Just seriously drooling at these perfect doughnuts. You are getting me SO excited for fall!
Haha! Thanks, Jean!
OMG. These look uh. mazing. I’ve been putting off buying a doughnut pan but now I have to get one just so I can make these!
Haha. Yes, a donut pan is pretty much a necessity. 😉 I hope you get to enjoy them!
You know I love these in #alltheways !! 🙂 Especially love egg-free, gluten-free. Thank you, such a fun recipe to serve my kiddos this fall!!
Thanks so much, Megan! I hope your kiddos enjoy them!
Those are just perfect for my kid’s Lunch Boxes.
Yes! They would be!
These look like the perfect doughnut to serve in the fall!
Love how you have made mini versions of doughnuts! Gorgeous – my family will love these!!
Thanks, Hope! They’re definitely a hit with the kids. 😉
What gorgeous little pumpkin doughnuts! That sweet cinnamon coating on top is making me drool!
Thank you, Stacey!
I am ready for all things pumpkin!! so excited to make these!
I hope you enjoy them, Heather!
New recipe .thank you SO MUCH,I WILL TRY THIS….
I hope you enjoy them, Sharada!