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Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Doughnut Holes

Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Doughnut Holes

Alison Needham
These spiced, bite-sized beauties are light, fluffy and delicious. I serve them for breakfast, with hot coffee or cider, but they would be equally wonderful for dessert with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. Yum.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 doughnut holes
Calories 108 kcal


  • Mini Muffin Tin


For the Doughnuts

  • cups all-purpose gluten-free flour blend I prefer Bobs Red Mill 1-to-1
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • ½ teaspoon xanthan gum omit if your flour blend already contains it
  • cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie filling
  • ½ cup whole milk

For the Sugar Coating

  • 9 tablespoons butter melted
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and spray a 24 count (or 12 count) mini-muffin tin with gluten-free cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, spices, and xanthan gum in a large bowl. Add the oil, brown sugar, egg, pumpkin puree, and milk and whisk until smooth.
  • Using a small scoop or tablespoon, fill holes in pan about ¾ full. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of one comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes. You will probably need to bake 2-3 batches, depending on how big your pan is.
  • Place sugar and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Dip or brush the doughnut holes on all sides in the melted butter, then place in the bowl and use your hands or a spoon to roll the doughnut in the sugar mixture so it is evenly coated. Serve immediately. These are best when eaten the same day.


Serving: 3doughnutsCalories: 108kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 98mgPotassium: 41mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 1220IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 47mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Doughnut Holes
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