Baked Spiced Pumpkin Donuts

Difficulty: Medium

Makes 18-20

You dudes have requested some Halloween treats and although it’s not a huge deal in Australia, it’s always fun to get a little spooky. The iconic Halloween pumpkin combined with my newfound love of baked donuts creates a sweetly spiced, chocolate dipped taste sensation that you’ll want to continue to bake all year round. For this recipe I’ve created a mixture of traditional donut shapes and bone shapes.


  • 1/2 cup soy milk
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 7 gram packet dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon Nuttelex, melted
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • Spray oil
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons soy milk
  • 1/4 cup Nuttelex
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegan chocolate sprinkles


  1. Warm your milk in in the microwave for a minute before whisking through the apple cider vinegar and setting aside for a few minutes.
  2. Pop the mixture into a large bowl before adding the yeast and melted Nuttelex. Allow to sit for a few moments before adding the vanilla, pumpkin and brown sugar.
  3. Sift in the flour and combine well in the bowl before tipping out onto a lightly floured surface.
  4. Knead with your palms for about 10 minutes until the dough is smooth.
  5. Spray a large bowl with spray oil and roll the dough around to coat it. Cover and allow to rise for one hour.
  6. Preheat the oven to 200°C and line two baking trays with baking paper.
  7. Punch down the dough and tip out onto a lightly floured surface. Give it another light knead for a couple of minutes before rolling the dough out to be about 2cm thick.
  8. Using your cookie cutter, cut your dough into shapes, placing them out 5cm apart on a tray. Cover and allow to rise for another 30 minutes.
  9. Pop the trays in the oven and cook for about 10-15 minutes, until they’re lightly golden.
  10. Melt together the chocolate, soy milk and Nuttelex before sifting in the icing sugar.
  11. Dip each donut half way into the mixture before adding the sprinkles and allowing to set on cooling racks.


  • It is fun to get spooky, we used to try and trick or treat but the people in our street weren’t very cooperative!

    These mini donuts look bite-sized and delish!

    • Chelsey

      Thanks Mandee, they were super tasty 😀