Is it even possible to have Halloween donuts in a healthier form? Without a doubt, fellow creepy-crawly-holiday lovers, it IS possible. Okay so notice that I didn’t say that these Mummy Pumpkin Quinoa Donuts are healthy, just healthier than your average donut. How is that possible, you ask?
There are three ingredients that we have to thank: 1). The pumpkin puree. It not only gives these donuts incredibly soft bite but it also acts as an egg replacer too (wanna learn more about egg subs? Read here); 2). The coconut palm sugar. Coconut sugar is not as sweet in flavor in comparison to granulated sugar and has a little more nutritional value. But because we are trying to keep an eye out for the amount of sugar we consume, these donuts are going to taste a little less sweeter than normal. Have no fear though, since we are also topping them with decadent melted dark chocolate you won’t even notice. See it’s all about balance; and 3). Ancient Harvest’s quinoa flour.
This is my go-to brand for quinoa flour because I genuinely trust the quality of Ancient Harvest. And thanks to the quinoa flour in these Mummy Pumpkin Quinoa Donuts, you can actually nix the xanthan gum. Why? Quinoa flour has more of a natural ability to mimic the gluten properties of regular wheat flour than other gluten free flours, which makes for a good rise (wanna learn more about gf flours? Read here). Oh and don’t forget that quinoa flour also adds a boost of nutrition. Hooray!
So who’s ready for donuts? Let’s dig in dip into their coffins and make them rise from the dead.
How to create these Mummy Pumpkin Quinoa Donuts:Print
Mummy Pumpkin Quinoa Donuts
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 25 mins
- Yield: Makes 14 mini Mummies 1x
Made with only the freshest ingredients, these pumpkin quinoa donuts are a healthier choice for your kids this Halloween.
- 3/4 c. Ancient Harvest quinoa flour
- 1/2 c. arrowroot powder
- 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder, unsweetened
- 1/2 c. coconut sugar
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. sea salt
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
- 3/4 c. nondairy milk
- 1/2 c. pumpkin puree
- 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
- 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 c. dark chocolate, melted
- 2 Tbsp. nondairy white chocolate, melted
- 28 homemade googly eyes
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a mini donut pan.
- Whisk together the dry ingredients (up to the nutmeg) in a medium bowl. Add the nondairy milk, pumpkin, oil, and vinegar and stir until just combined.
- Pipe into the mini donut pan and bake for 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool outside of the pan on a wire rack.
- Dip the tops of the donuts into the melted dark chocolate.. Allow to set on a piece of parchment paper. Add the googly eyes.
- Drizzle the melted nondairy white chocolate onto the top of the donuts to create the look of gauze.
- Calories: 117
- Sugar: 4g
- Sodium: 66mg
- Fat: 4.5g
- Carbohydrates: 7.3g
- Fiber: 1.1g
- Protein: 3.2g
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These look amazing! Do you have any suggestions of a donut pan substitute? I’m not a big fan of non-stick cookware and all of the donut pans I’ve seen are non-stick. Thanks!
These are adorable!!
These are adorable, I can’t wait to try these out! I’m not much of one for sugar and sweets, but I am for sure going to make these 🙂
They are the perfect amount of sweetness too. Enjoy the Mummies 😉
Just wanted to let you know I’ve tried a couple of your recipes for the first time yesterday and they were so easy to prepare and make. Not only that; they we’re absolutely delicious! I’m very pleased and always will be looking forward to what new gluten free vegan and sugar free recipes you’ve put together.
Thanks A Million!
Aw man, that is just the greatest thing to hear THANK YOU SO MUCH! I really appreciate it Gena 😉
Loving your Halloween obsession – it’s my favorite holiday!! Also loving the sound of these donuts… It has been an embarrassingly long time since I’ve had a donut – because it’s been so long since I’ve made them. You’ve inspired me to right that wrong 😉 I especially love that these have a healthier slant. Oh, and lots of chocolate! Also found you through Chopped and can’t wait to get together with everyone next week!! XO
ERin @ Lemon Sugar
Hi! Saw you’re going to Chopped and wanted to come by and say hi – and the first thing I saw were these adorable donuts! LOVE!
Look forward to meeting you!
♥ Erin @ Lemon Sugar
Hey Erin, thank you so much for stopping by! Made my day 🙂 Excited to meet you next week, xo.