Gluten Free Pumpkin Orange Glazed Doughnuts {Dairy Free}

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It’s November!  I hope you don’t hate me for saying this, but I’m so glad Halloween is over.  I feel like I know so many people whose favorite holiday is Halloween, but I am just not one of them.  I loved it has a kid, thought it was ok in college, but now I’m just kinda over it.  I’m guessing that I’ll get back into it one day when we have kids, but right now I’m just not into it, sorry!

Last night, my husband and I watched movies in the dark because we didn’t want anyone thinking we were home and trying to get candy.  I kinda felt like a cranky old person, but the truth was that neither of us wanted to buy a bunch of candy that we would probably eat half of before the kids even started coming and Cheeto freaks out every time the doorbell rings.  So, instead, we opted for a calm, candy free night and it was actually pretty nice!

Gluten Free Pumpkin Orange Glazed Dougnuts Steps

I may not be into Halloween but I am most definitely into all things pumpkin!  And these delicious baked gluten free pumpkin orange glazed doughnuts are no exception!  I’ve made these doughnuts about ten times now and each batch only lasts for about 2 days.  Fried glazed doughnuts used to be a big guilty pleasure of mine but since I started eating a little healthier and went gluten free, I still need my doughnut fix!

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I have a favorite cookie this time of year that I’ve been making since high school that is soft, fluffy and filled with delicious pumpkin and orange flavors.  I decided to put those same flavors into these doughnuts and they might just be my new favorite.  And since doughnuts are technically a breakfast food, I think it is safe to say that you can enjoy these all day long :)


Gluten Free Pumpkin Orange Glazed Doughnuts {Dairy Free}

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12
  • Category: Dessert, Breakfast, Gluten Free


  • 2 cups gluten free 1:1 baking flour (I use Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup plain, unsweetened almond milk
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter, cooled (I used non-dairy Earth Balance)
  • 1 teaspoon orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest


  • 2 cups confectioners sugar, sifted
  • 3 tablespoons plain, unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a doughnut pan and set aside. In a medium sized bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt and spices. In a large bowl, beat together the pumpkin brown sugar and eggs. Next add the almond milk, cooled melted butter, orange juice and orange zest and mix again until combined.
  2. You can either spoon the batter into the doughnut pan or you can place the batter into a pastry bag fitted with a large tip and pipe the batter in. Make sure batter isn’t overflowing. Bake doughnuts until a toothpick inserted comes out clean, about 12 minutes. Carefully remove doughnuts from the pan and let cool on a rack. Re-peat process with remaining batter. You should be able to get 12 doughnuts from this recipe.
  3. Make the glaze: Add all glaze ingredients to a small bowl and whisk together until you have a smooth glaze with no lumps. Spoon desired amount of glaze over each doughnut and enjoy!

 Adapted from these Pumpkin Doughnuts with Maple Glaze from Live Well Bake Often

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  1. says

    Ha! I loved reading your honest sentiments about Halloween. It’s pretty far from my mind here in Switzerland too. They do celebrate it but not nearly at the same scale, so I’d forget about it if it weren’t for food blogs and the like. 😉 Have been wanting to get a doughnut pan. These are beautiful and I love the idea of the orange pumpkin pairing.

    • She Likes Food says

      Haha, I’m glad you enjoyed it! We are just old grumps, ha! You should totally get yourself a doughnut pan, I promise that you will never regret it :)

  2. says

    Shawn and I live on this secluded ranch that is basically hidden from the street. We’re WAAAYYYYYY back there. Like, it’s really hard to explain to people how to find our house. So we always joke that it would be beyond creepy to get a trick or treater. Like, “How did you find us back here?! What do you want!? You’re a murderer aren’t you?” Haha! These donuts look amazing!

    • She Likes Food says

      haha, that would be pretty scary if you got some trick or treaters! That is so nice that you live so far out though! Thanks, Natalie :)

  3. says

    Awww, you sweet cranky old lady, Izzy 😉 good thing you didn’t hand these donuts to trick or treaters, because they look simply amazing and you would never be able to have a quiet movie night on Halloween ever again!

  4. says

    I’m glad Halloween is over — I just wasn’t feeling it this year because my kids are old now. haha As for these doughnuts, they’re so gorgeous, and I love the pumpkin-orange flavor! These look so light, fluffy, and perfect!

    • She Likes Food says

      yeah, Halloween isn’t quite as fun when you are older and don’t get candy for dressing up, haha! Thanks so much, Marcie :)

  5. says

    These look absolutely amazing, Izzy! I love homemade donuts much more than the store-bought kind, which I think are usually way too sweet. I can see why these don’t last long in your house! And your Halloween sounds similar to ours – we stayed in and watched a scary movie too. We watched The Gift, which was so creepy that I didn’t sleep well all night! Have you seen it?!

    • She Likes Food says

      Thank you so much, Julia! I wish I could say we watched a scary movie but we are kinda lame and both of us get too scared, haha! It was nice to stay in though :)

  6. says

    haha Emma freaks out when the doorbell rings so we always just sit outside and give out candy! So much easier that way! I’m glad Halloween is over too – it’s never been my thing and now we move on to the good holidays!! :)

    And these donuts sound fantastic – orange is one of my favorites in baking!

    • She Likes Food says

      That is a good idea to sit outside! Cheeto might not like that either though because I think he gets mad when we go outside and he doesn’t get to come, haha! I agree, the good holidays are almost here!

  7. says

    These look perfect! Yum! I wasn’t home for Halloween night, but I did leave a bowl of candy out. I always wonder if kids these days are honest or if the first kid took the whole bowl! LOL! Oh well, at least my neighbors see I tried! 😉

    • She Likes Food says

      I told my husband we should just leave a bowl out but he is kinda cheap and didn’t want to buy any candy, haha! I’m sure the kids with their parents are honest, I can’t say that for the older ones though!

  8. Heather says

    I’m not much of a cook, but would love to try these, so please forgive possibly an ignorant question. Is there a way to make these without using a donut pan? I don’t have one and not sure if I want to invest in one yet. My household really doesn’t eat donuts, but these sound wonderful!!

    • She Likes Food says

      Hi Heather! Not ignorant at all! It is more of a batter than a dough like you would have for fried doughnuts, but I think it would work well if you just spooned some into muffin tins. I would only fill them about 1/2 inch full though or else they might not cook all the way. Good luck!

  9. Charlie says

    Hey Izzy! I am in the midst of making these…. Can you confirm the measurement for brown sugar? Not sure how much to use. 2/3 plus 2 TBSP , is that 2/3 cup plus 2 TBSP or 2 2/3 TBSP. Thanks!

    • She Likes Food says

      Hi Ashley, I haven’t made them vegan myself yet, but I would think you could make them with an egg substitute and they would still turn out pretty good!

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