Made with chia seeds, coconut flour and soaked buckwheat, creamy pumpkin, and warming Autumn spices, these baked vegan and refined sugar free pumpkin donuts are packed with plant-based protein and nutrients you can feel good about indulging in. Serve with a piping cup of joe or a tall glass of almond milk as an afternoon snack, post-workout re-fuel, or seasonal dessert.
Pumpkin Spice Pronuts [makes 12 donuts]
2 tablespoons chia seeds
½ cup filtered water
½ cup all purpose whole wheat flour
½ cup coconut flour
½ cup buckwheat groats, soaked overnight, then drained
¼ cup vanilla chai protein powder // I use Vega One, all-in-one, Vanilla Chai
¼ cup coconut sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground ginger
1 ½ cups light coconut milk
½ cup pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, rack in the middle. Lightly grease donut pan with coconut oil.
In a small bowl whisk together chia seeds and filtered water. Set aside and allow to sit for 10 minutes or until chia gels.
Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, whisk together whole wheat flour, coconut flour, buckwheat, protein, coconut sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon until well combined. Using a wooden spoon, mix in coconut milk, pumpkin, vanilla, and chia seed gel. Your donut batter should have a mousse-like consistency.
Gently scoop donut batter into lightly greased donut pan. This is easiest done using a smaller spoon to fill in the donut ring shape. Bake for 20 minutes (donuts will seem very soft, but will harden once cooled).
Remove donuts from oven and allow to cool to room temperature before removing from pan. Enjoy!
Nutritional Information [per serving = 1 donut]
110 Calories, 19g Carbohydrates, 2.2g Fat, 4g Protein, 5g Fiber, 5g Sugar
Chocolate Coffee Glaze + Sprinkles (optional)
¼ cup coconut oil, liquid
¼ cup raw cacao powder
2 tablespoons black coffee, dark roast preferable
½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
In a small bowl, whisk together coconut oil, raw cacao, coffee, and cinnamon until well combined.
Carefully dunk the top-side of each donut into the chocolate mixture. Sprinkle with coconut flakes, almonds, goji berries, or toppings of choice, then place in fridge for up to 5 minutes to allow chocolate to harden. Enjoy!