These Baked Pumpkin Donuts are FULLY vegan and require just a handful of simple ingredients. They can be made ALL in one bowl and are seriously the most delicious fall treat!

I mentioned on my Instagram recently that I’m planning a PUMPKIN WEEK on my blog that consists of a new pumpkin recipe every day for 6 (or maybe 7?) straight days. It’s gonna be GOOD! OH and it starts on October 15th. GET EXCITED (because I am!)!!

BUT, as you see, I couldn’t resist posting a pumpkin recipe before then. In fact, I’m posting another one next week. #notsorryaboutitatall

cinnamon sugar baked pumpkin donuts on a tray.

These beautiful little Pumpkin Donuts are vegan, dairy free, and the fluffiest little pockets of goodness that I’ve had in a long time.

What is it about donuts that just really makes me feel like I’ve baked something extra fancy!? Or, is that just me?

cinnamon sugar baked pumpkin donuts on a tray.

How to Make these Pumpkin Donuts

This recipe is very similar to my vegan muffin recipe which means that it’s an easy one bowl recipe. You’re welcome.

We’re going to start by sifting together the dry ingredients and then gently mixing the wet ingredients right into the same bowl.

ingredients to make pumpkin donuts in a large white bowl before being whisked

To make for an optimally smooth and pretty donut, I put my batter into a baggie, cut off one corner, and then piped the batter into the donut pan.

pumpkin donut batter being piped into a donut pan

One of my favorite parts about this recipe is that it only takes the donuts TEN quick minutes to bake. As you can see from my photos, I’m incapable of waiting for the donuts to cool down before icing them and then digging in. Speaking of which, I like my icing on the thinner side so that there isn’t too much on the donut and overpowering the pumpkin taste.

BUT you can make yours as thick or as thin as you prefer (not that you need my permission, ya know).

baked pumpkin vegan donuts laying on a wire rack on top of a green kitchen towel

That’s all I have for you this week! I hope you have a lovely weekend and that the weather is finally starting to cool off for you like it is here in Nashville (it was in the upper 90s ALL week but tomorrow the high is only 76- woohoo!).


I’ve played around with these donuts a bit and made them into actual pumpkins. I simply added a few drops of orange food coloring to the icing and then used a pecan as the stem. This is optional but I also used some green gel icing from the store to create little stems. SO CUTE!

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cinnamon sugar baked pumpkin donuts on a tray. 1 donut is cut in half so you can see the inside

Pumpkin Donuts

  • Author: Food with Feeling
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 donuts 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


These Baked Pumpkin Donuts are FULLY vegan and require just a handful of simple ingredients. They can be made ALL in one bowl and are seriously the most delicious fall treat!


Units Scale
  • 1 cup of all purpose flour (can also use pastry flour or something similar), I have not tried these with a gluten free flour except a 1-1 flour substitute
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 cup of maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree

For the topping:

  • 1/2 cup of sugar (I use cane sugar)
  • 1/2 tablespoon of ground cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
  • Cooking spray


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 6 cavity donut pan.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and pumpkin pie spice.
  3. Stir in the milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and pumpkin puree. Stir until well combined.
  4. Evenly divide the batter into the donut pan. You can spoon it in and shake the pan a bit to level it out OR you can pour the batter into a baggie, cut one corner, and then pipe the batter into the donut pan.
  5. Bake for 9-12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the donuts comes out clean. Mine took right at 10 minutes.
  6. While the donuts cool, make the sugar topping. In a shallow bowl, mix together the sugar and cinnamon/ pumpkin pie spice.
  7. Once donuts have cooled a bit, lightly spray with cooking spray and then toss them into the cinnamon sugar until fully coated. ENJOY!
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 194
  • Sugar: 26.5 g
  • Sodium: 506.1 mg
  • Fat: 0.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 45.3 g
  • Protein: 3.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.4 mg

Keywords: baking, pumpkin spice, donuts, vegan