Easy Baked Pumpkin Sunflower Butter Donuts

December 22, 2019

These Easy Baked Pumpkin Sunflower Butter Donuts will surely satisfy those taste buds without compromising your healthy sweet treat choice. Made with bold sunflower butter and pumpkin flavors, and boasts of a soft, fluffy, cake-like texture. Only a few ingredients are needed and it’s all done in simple steps. Entirely Vegan, Nut-Free, and Dairy-Free. Gluten-free option available.

Easy Baked Pumpkin Sunflower Butter Donuts

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Easy Baked Pumpkin Sunflower Butter Donuts

Anyway, I wanted to use pumpkin as a way to keep things festive and pairing it with SunButter is just as dynamite!

Easy Baked Pumpkin Sunflower Butter Donuts

What’s SunButter Anyway?

If you aren’t aware, SunButter is a great alternative to Peanut Butter, Almond Butter, or any other Nut Butter rather. Specifically awesome for those who are allergic to specific nuts, SunButter is a healthy, new way to enjoy foods!

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SunButter is one of great quality, has no GMOs, vegan, gluten-free, and so GOOD! Plus, SunButter is free from the top 8 allergens: peanuts, tree nuts, soy, milk, eggs, wheat, fish, and crustacean shellfish.

I definitely recommend purchasing a jar or two on their website or a major retailer like Amazon. Don’t worry–you can always see Where To Buy SunButter.

Easy Baked Pumpkin Sunflower Butter Donuts

Amazing Benefits of Sunflower Seeds!

When it comes to Sunflower Seeds, they are rich in healthy fats and include several vitamins and nutrients. They are especially high in Vitamin E (an incredible antioxidant) and selenium. Together, both work to help protect the body’s cells against free radical damage.

Also, Sunflower Seeds include beneficial plant-compounds which acts as antioxidants as well.

Other Health Benefits:

  • Helps to reduce Inflammation
  • Helps to lower your blood pressure, which helps with Heart Disease
  • Reduces Blood Sugar levels + helps with Diabetes
Easy Baked Pumpkin Sunflower Butter Donuts

How Can I Use SunButter in Recipes?

While you might think that SunButter is too much of a bold flavor which kills it’s ability to be used within creative recipes, I’ll let you know that this is far from the truth!

 Let’s take this SunButter Chocolate Chip Quinoa Banana Bread for instance. It has been highly sought after by our readers and honestly, it’s so so good and further proves my point of the perfect flavor marriage!

WHAT YOU’LL LOVE MOST ABOUT THIS RECIPE?

Super soft + tender.

Easy to make.

Minimal ingredients.

One bowl required.

All Vegan + Gluten-Free.

Packed with nutrients.

Quick sweet treat substitute.

Naturally sweetened.

Delicious with EVERY. SINGLE. BITE.

Then, I’d recommend trying these Vegan + Gluten-Free Banana SunButter Oat Waffles. Made right in a blender, these Gluten-Free waffles are naturally sweetened, fluffy, thick, airy, and full of flavor including the nuttiness from the SunButter.

Easy Baked Pumpkin Sunflower Butter Donuts

These Delicious Vegan Sunflower Butter Cinnamon Rolls have been one of our most popular SunButter recipes and for good reason! SunButter + Cinnamon Rolls? Yup. Topped with a nicely whipped Maple Glaze, this recipe makes for a great sweet option for those who enjoy a dairy-free, allergy-free, and vegan version of the classic cinnamon roll dessert.

These Vegan Banana Bread Cupcakes + SunButter Frosting are the ultimate definition of something perfectly sweet and nutty. These cupcake are a great balance between tender and fluffy, and 100% delicious! Made with a nicely whipped SunButter buttercream/frosting that comes nestled generously on top of each deeply flavored banana cupcake. All Vegan + Gluten-Free option available.

This Homemade Pumpkin Sunflower Butter Soft Pretzels recipe is one of the many easy homemade foods that will surely satisfy those taste buds without compromising your healthy food choice. Made with bold sunflower butter and pumpkin flavors, and boasts of a soft, fluffy brioche-like texture. Only a few ingredients are needed and it’s all done in simple steps. Entirely Vegan, Nut-Free, and Dairy-Free.

Easy Baked Pumpkin Sunflower Butter Donuts

For more delicious SunButter recipes, simply search our website’s search section using ‘SunButter’.

WHICH SUNBUTTER IS THE BEST FOR THese donuts?

OK, so if you’ve been following my SunButter recipes, then you’ll know that there are a variety of flavors. While I’ve had the pleasure of trying out all of the flavors and textures added, I must let you know that using a specific version for these donuts is a matter of preference.

Because SunButter has a different texture and “oiliness” than other butters, it’s so important to use the right amount AND the right version, especially for certain desserts. However, after much testing, I’ve realized that the SunButter Creamy version worked just as great with this recipe as the other versions.

Personally, the creamy version is just that—smooth and creamy and it mimics most popular butters (in terms of consistency) the best. Granted, you can also use their Organic, No-Sugar Added, or Natural versions. In addition, you can also use their Natural Crunch version, if you’re into enjoying a little crunch in every bite.

Easy Baked Pumpkin Sunflower Butter Donuts

Now, let’s dig right into this recipe, shall we?

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly dress your doughnut/donut baking pan wells with coconut oil using a paper towel or pastry brush.

Start by adding the Almond milk with the apple cider vinegar, mixing until combined and let it site for 5-10 minutes to create a ‘Buttermilk’.

In a medium bowl, sift together the all-purpose flour, brown sugar, pumpkin spice, baking powder, baking soda, and sea salt.

In a separate mixing bowl, add the ‘Buttermilk’, melted vegan butter, pumpkin puree, SunButter, and vanilla extract.

Next, add the wet ingredients in with the dry ingredients and using a rubber spatula, stir until well combined. **DO NOT OVER-MIX!**

Spoon the donut batter into a pipping bag and pipe it into prepared donut pan wells.

Bake donuts for 10-12 minutes or until fluffy or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Remove from oven and then let them cool for 5 minutes before turning them out onto a cooling rack so that they can continue to cool completely.

To Coat Donuts:

Add the powdered sugar to a shallow medium bowl and press each donut into the sugar, turning them over to their opposite sides and shaking off any excess. Set them back onto the cooling rack and continue until all donuts are coated.

Bon Appetit!

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Easy Baked Pumpkin Sunflower Butter Donuts
Easy Baked Pumpkin Sunflower Butter Donuts

Easy Baked Pumpkin Sunflower Butter Donuts

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 12 mins
Total Time: 17 mins
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups organic All-purpose flour  (I used Bob's Red Mill; See Notes!)
  • 1/2 cup organic brown sugar (I use Sugar in the Raw; Vegan-approved!)
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsps pumpkin spice (See Notes!)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 3 Tbsps vegan butter, melted (See Notes!)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup organic pumpkin puree (Canned version, not pie filling!)
  • 1 cup Almond milk + 2 Tbsps (You can use your favorite plant-based milk!)
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar (See Notes!)
  • 1-2 Tbsps SunButter, Creamy (See Notes!)

Other:

  • 1 cup organic powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly dress your doughnut/donut baking pan wells with coconut oil using a paper towel or pastry brush.
  • Start by adding the Almond milk with the apple cider vinegar, mixing until combined and let it site for 5-10 minutes to create a ‘Buttermilk’.
  • In a medium bowl, sift together the all-purpose flour, brown sugar, pumpkin spice, baking powder, baking soda, and sea salt.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, add the ‘Buttermilk’, melted vegan butter, pumpkin puree, SunButter, and vanilla extract.
  • Next, add the wet ingredients in with the dry ingredients and using a rubber spatula, stir until well combined. **DO NOT OVER-MIX!**
  • Spoon the donut batter into a pipping bag and pipe it into prepared donut pan wells.
  • Bake donuts for 10-12 minutes or until fluffy or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and then let them cool for 5 minutes before turning them out onto a cooling rack so that they can continue to cool completely.

To Coat Donuts:

  • Add the powdered sugar to a shallow medium bowl and press each donut into the sugar, turning them over to their opposite sides and shaking off any excess. Set them back onto the cooling rack and continue until all donuts are coated.
  • Bon Appetit!

Tips & Tricks

FLOUR: If you want your donuts to be more of a ‘cakey’ texture, substitute 1 cup of All-purpose flour with Super-Fine Cake Flour. 
PUMPKIN SPICE: If you don’t have Pumpkin Spice readily available, you can use the following: 2 tsps ground cinnamon, 1 tsp ground nutmeg, 1/2 tsp ground ginger, 1/4 tsp ground cloves, and a pinch of allspice. 
SWEETENER: If you choose to opt out of brown sugar, you can always substitute for coconut sugar or pure maple syrup instead. If using pure cane sugar, ensure that it is Vegan-approved such as the Wholesome brand, etc. 
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR: If you choose not to use apple cider vinegar, simply substitute with lemon juice.
GLUTEN-FREE VERSION: To make these donuts GF, I recommend using a GF Flour Blend (Bob’s Red Mills has a great version!). **NOTE: When using this GF flour, be sure to reduce the ‘buttermilk’ by 1/2 cup and add 1 Tbsp additional milk if needed.**
BUTTER: Instead of vegan butter, you can also use coconut oil or vegetable oil, if preferred.
SUNBUTTER: I definitely recommend purchasing a jar or two on their website or a major retailer like Amazon. Don’t worry–you can always see Where To Buy SunButter.
 
 

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