Dive into Autumn with Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes! 5 Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes TIU31

Dive into Autumn with Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes!

A healthy and delicious Fall treat without the guilt.

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As the amber leaves start to dance in the cool breeze and the aroma of pumpkin and spices fills the air, there’s no denying that fall is upon us. And what better way to truly sink into the season than indulging in the flavors that epitomize it? Allow me to introduce you to my latest obsession: Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes. These bite-sized delights are a perfect blend of the rich, earthy notes of pumpkin with the warm embrace of spices, all wrapped up in a sweet cinnamon-sugar coat. Ready to treat your taste buds?

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Who Are These For?

Well, simply put, anyone and everyone! Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast looking for a protein-rich treat, a vegan foodie searching for your next sweet adventure, or someone who just adores the taste of autumn in a bite, these Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes are your match. They’re dairy-free, high in protein (thanks to that vanilla protein punch), and utterly addictive.

Why These Donut Holes Are a Must-Try

  • Healthier Alternative: With almond meal as a base and the natural sweetness of maple syrup, these donut holes offer a healthier spin on a classic treat.
  • Protein-Packed: Incorporating vanilla protein adds to the flavor and gives a protein boost, making them great for a post-workout snack.
  • Dairy-Free Delight: Thanks to the use of cashew milk and flax egg, this recipe is free from dairy, catering to those with dietary restrictions.

Let’s Get Baking: What You’ll Need

Ingredients:

  • Dry Mix:
    • 1/2 cup almond meal
    • 1/2 cup vanilla protein (I used Kroma Wellness but opt for your favorite brand!)
    • 1 tsp. baking powder
    • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
    • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
    • 1/2 tsp. vanilla powder
  • Wet Mix:
    • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
    • 1/4 cup 100% pure maple syrup
    • 1 flax egg or 1 egg
    • 1/4 cup unsweetened cashew milk
    • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • Cinnamon Sugar Topping:
    • 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
    • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
    • 1 Tbsp. coconut sugar
    • Coconut oil spray for greasing

Kitchen Equipment:

  • Medium-sized mixing bowl
  • Whisk or spatula
  • Cake pop mold
  • Oven
  • Toothpick
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Let’s Whip These Up!

  1. Set the Stage: Preheat your oven to 350°F, ensuring a consistent temperature throughout.
  2. Dry Ingredients Assemble!: In your medium-sized bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients. This forms a uniform base, ensuring every donut hole is a perfect bite.
  3. Wet Meet Dry: Add in your wet ingredients to the dry mixture, stirring until you achieve a smooth, unified batter.
  4. Prep the Mold: Generously spray your cake pop mold with coconut oil spray. This ensures your donuts pop right out after baking.
  5. Batter Up!: Spoon your batter into each mold cavity. Aim to fill each about 3/4th full.
  6. Bake to Perfection: Slide them into the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes. The donut holes are done when a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  7. The Finishing Touch: Once cooled for about 5 minutes, roll each donut hole in your cinnamon and sugar mixture. Ensure they’re fully coated for that extra flavor punch!

This recipe yields 12 delightful donut holes.

Recipe Notes & Variations:

  • Flax Egg Replacement: If flax eggs aren’t your thing, chia eggs are a great alternative.
  • Milk Options: Almond milk or oat milk can be used in place of cashew milk for similar creamy results.
  • Sweetness Factor: If you prefer your treats on the less sweet side, consider reducing the maple syrup by a tablespoon or two.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Can I store leftovers?

A: Absolutely! Store your leftover donut holes in an airtight container. They’ll remain fresh for 3-4 days.

Q: Any drink pairings you’d recommend?

A: These pair wonderfully with a hot cup of coffee or a pumpkin spice latte. For an evening treat, try them with a glass of almond milk or a cozy chai tea.

Q: Can I freeze these for later?

A: Yes, these freeze beautifully. Store them in a zip-top bag, removing as much air as possible, and they can last up to a month. Just thaw and enjoy!


Final Bite

Fall is all about embracing warmth, both in temperature and flavor. These Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes encapsulate just that! The next time you yearn for a taste of autumn, you now have the perfect recipe.

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Published in October 20216 and updated by our editors September 2023.

Hi, I’m Valerie!

I'm an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200), offering guidance to high achievers in aligning their lifestyle with well-being through daily wellness and self-care routines, promoting balance and harmony. Join me at Wellness Bum for tips on living well, and consider subscribing to my newsletter or booking a coaching session.