There’s nothing better than a good donut. Especially when it’s an amazing gluten-free pumpkin donut that is also egg-free, dairy-free, soy-free and nut-free! But wait, there’s more! These amazing gluten-free pumpkin donuts only require two ingredients. Scout’s honor, I’m not lying. One cake mix + one can of pumpkin and you’re on your way to easy, tasty deliciousness!
Obviously, any of the recipes I include here on this page are gluten-free because I have Celiac Disease. However, between blogging and working with our gluten-free camp, I’ve become really aware for the need of safe treats for those with additional allergies. I often send my extra treats to school with my husband, so they don’t end up filling out my waist line. Last year the staff was really impressed with my gluten-free Chocolate SunButter donuts, so I was ready to “wow” them on the first day of school with these gluten-free pumpkin donuts.
I recently received a box of Really Good Foods Golden Cake Mix in my American Gluten Free Box. They originally suggested that I make a Tres Leche cake, but I made Tres Leche Rice Pudding instead. Golly, that stuff was amazing! I had leftover pumpkin in my fridge from making waffles, and came across a recipe for Two Ingredient Baked Cake Donuts on The BakerMama. I knew automatically that these gluten-free pumpkin donuts were the perfect use for this cake mix.
Any sort of glazes could be used these donuts, even the same one that I use for my gluten-free applesauce bundt cake. But I wanted to make sure that these were totally dairy-free. After consulting many recipes, I decided with a simple cinnamon-sugar coating like on Gluten Free Palate’s site. Just a quick dip in some Earth Balance to keep things dairy-free, a little ruffle in cinnamon and sugar, and these babies are ready for consumption.
These gluten-free pumpkin donuts were really a hit at school. The secretary in the counseling office eats a vegan diet and was so excited to have a safe option for once! Her exact words were “These are SOOOOOOO tasty!” That’s seven ‘O’s there. That’s quite the testimony, if I do say so myself. So the next time you need an allergen-free recipe, make a quick and easy batch of these gluten-free pumpkin donuts. You (and everyone else you know) will be glad you did!