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October 19, 2022

Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts

by Jaclyn Corrado, MS, RDN

These easy to make spiced pumpkin doughnuts will make your home dance with the warm Fall fragrances that everyone will enjoy! With a few simple ingredients and a few minutes in the oven, even the kids will love creating this delicious home treat. Gluten-free, grain-free, and paleo friendly! This recipe can also be modified for those keeping sugar consumption low and inflammation at bay!

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

30 minutes


8-10 servings



1 cup blanched almond flour (substitute tigernut flour for nut free)

1/3 cup arrowroot flour

1/2 cup diced apple of choice, small pieces

¼ tsp real salt

½ tsp baking soda

2 tsp ground cinnamon

½ tsp ground nutmeg

½ tsp ground ginger

1/3 tsp ground cloves

2 tbsp butter or coconut oil

1/3 cup swerve or monk fruit confectioners sugar (or regular)

3 large eggs

1 cup pumpkin (pureed)


Pumpkin Glaze

8 oz Kite Hill cream cheese or regular cream cheese

½ cup Lily’s pumpkin chips, or chips of choice

½ cup almond milk (or preferred milk of choice)

1 tsp vanilla

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp pumpkin spice

¼ cup pumpkin (pureed)

3 tbsp swerve or monk fruit confectioners sugar



  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Grease your doughnut pan or silicon mold.
  2. Combine your almond flour, arrowroot flour, baking soda, salt, and spices in a large mixing bowl. In another bowl, mix together your coconut oil, sweetener, eggs, and pumpkin until smooth.
  3. Carefully stir your wet ingredients into the dry until well combined.
  4. Spoon batter into the pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 30-40 minutes for standard size doughnuts.
  5. While your doughnuts are baking, add the ingredients for your glaze into a pot and place over the stove on medium low heat, stirring for 3-4 minutes until smooth.
  6. Remove from the heat and let cool.
  7. Once your doughnuts are cooked through, remove them from the oven and place on a cooling rack for 10-15 minutes.
  8. Drizzle with glaze and serve!


Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 Doughnut

Calories: 258, Fat: 20g, Protein: 7g, Carbohydrates: 20g, Fiber: 4g, Sodium: 168mg

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