Gluten Free Paleo Pumpkin Donut Holes
You don’t need a fancy cake pop mold to make these, just a mini muffin tin! Grain free, refined sugar free, paleo cinnamon sugar pumpkin donut holes! Light and soft when you bite into them. A healthy and easy to make crowd pleaser!
You guys, you guys!!! It’s fall!! And I am beeeyond stoked. Never did I think those words would come out of my mouth. I dreamed of an endless summer this year. But my trip to that beautiful island in the pacific did me good and prepped me for re-entry… Prepped me in that I got to surf and swim and hang with my pal long enough that I was ready to get back to work, haha. It was so timely, much needed, and a blessing to take a vacation after a grueling year!
So, with that being said, hiiiiii!!!!!! You guys, seriously, I missed all of you! There was a gap for a sec, not chatting online with you beautiful people and sharing recipes.
As some of you know, I took almost a month off of work this September to reset and vacation. Now that I am back, I’m currently very content with the autumn colors busting forth and so freakin’ many pumpkin spices filling the air! So many red maple leaves on my bike rides, sooo many pumpkin desserts (waaaay too many you don’t even know 🙂 ). And as I switch gears and plunge head deep into sweater weather and rain boot season, these dope boots are next on my list.
But, you’re here for donut holes, I know. Me too. 🙂
These perfect little bite size pockets of pumpkin spice goodness have all the holiday feels written all over them. They are the perfect party pleaser. I brought a bowl of these donut holes to my friends house for all my (non-paleo eater) friends and they were devoured! So, I think I can say it’s safe to serve these to any type of house guest 😉
A few housekeeping notes on these donut holes:
You DON’T NEED a cake pop mold or donut hole maker- you can use a mini muffin pan like this one! Whoo hoo! Problem solved. But if you do want to make them into perfect round beauties, this is one similar to the mold I use. It comes in two pieces, is super easy to use and fill (and clean!!!), and they come out super easy!
Also, these store great in the freezer! I have also had them around on the counter for about five days, but then I popped them in the freezer. I don’t know how much longer after five days they would last…
One last thing. For paleoers, just roll these babies in coconut sugar. But if you aren’t paleo and want that gorgeous “crystally” aesthetic on then outside, go way out and use regular sugar.
More like this:
No Bake Paleo Pumpkin Cheesecake
Paleo Pumpkin Cake with Maple Frosting
- 1/2 cup cassava flour
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup tapioca flour
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
|Cook Time||15 minutes|
|Prep Time||5 minutes|
- Preheat oven to 350F. Generously grease a donut hole or cake pop tin with coconut oil. If you don't have either of these baking forms, you can also use a mini muffin pan!
- In a food processor (or by hand) combine all the ingredients for the donut holes until the batter is smooth.
- Fill a pastry bag with the batter, then squirt the batter into a cake pop/mini muffin tin (the cake pop molds will have a little hole in the top of each segment). Fill 3/4 the way full.
- Bake on 350F for 15 minutes. Then roll in coconut sugar (for paleo) or regular sugar (for non-paleo). They store well on the counter for a few days and then in the freezer.
Gluten Free Paleo Pumpkin Donut Holes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 180 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.4g
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 267mg 11%
Potassium 69mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 31%
Vitamin C 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
FEED ME ALL THE PUMPKIN DONUT HOLES. Seriously, these look incredible. Thanks for sharing!
Yay! Thank you Karly 🙂
These look amazing, Kaylie. Just found your site this week and I’m so impressed. Love what you’re doing, your photography and everything. It’s lovely!
Thank you so much Brittany! 🙂
Hi are all 12 donuts equal to 180 calories or is it just for one!!!
Just one 🙂
Looks amazing!! Can this be done with sweet potato instead of pumpkin?
Yes, this should totally work with sweet potato! Yummy idea 🙂
These are incredible I have made them 3xs already!!! I have a donut hole pan but the tops are flat and bottoms round like a donut hole how do I get the top round?!
Hi Mishel, I have a donut pan that is round on both sides. 🙂
will you send me a picture of your donut pan? does it close? I am so confused as the top where you pour the batter is open to the air as its not in the pan?
Yes I can, but I will need to email it to you because I can’t post a picture in the comments here. Please send me an email and I will reply with the photo. 🙂 Thanks!
Can you also make these withouten the Pumpkin
Hi Vi, you could sub the pumpkin for applesauce, banana, or sweet potato mashed. 🙂
What can I subsitute the cassava flour with? Thanks!
Hi Ann, you can sub cassava flour with regular wheat flour. 🙂
Can you sub the cassava flour with GF all purpose?
Hi Nancy, that should work!