On Saturday morning we woke up without an alarm. We then lounged in bed for a while, enjoying the warm bed while listening to the wind outside.
When we got out of bed, we make fall-spiced lattes. Then I decided we needed something delicious for breakfast. Down to the last of our groceries, I went through a mental list of what we could make. We seemed to be out of most everything I thought of.
And then I thought of donuts.
- +For Donuts
- ½ cup Chickpea Flour
- ½ cup Cake Flour
- 1 cup pumpkin
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon allspice
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup almond milk
- ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- ½ teaspoon maple extract
- 4 tablespoons non-dairy butter (Earth Balance)
- +For Frosting
- 1½ cup cranberries
- ¾ cup apple cider
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 6 tablespoons non-dairy cream cheese
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a small bowl, combine almond milk & apple cider vinegar. Set aside.
- Combine flours through cinnamon in a medium bowl and whisk together until combined.
- Add remaining ingredients to milk mixture and mix to combine. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
- Spray donut pan with cooking spray. Transfer batter to donut pan using small spoon or tablespoon – stopping below the top of the center piece. This will ensure that your donut still has a hole after baking.
- Place pan in oven and bake for 14-16 minutes, or until donut springs back when lightly touched.
- While donuts are baking, simmer cranberries, apple cider, and brown sugar over medium heat in a small saucepan. Simmer until cranberries pop, then crush with a fork or potato masher. Mix together and transfer to a small bowl. Whip in cream cheese until creamy.
- Allow donuts to cook completely, then use butter knife to loosen the donut edges from the pan and transfer to wire rack or plate.
- Spread frosting on donuts with a spatula.
I like to use chickpea flour in baked goods, because it does add a little protein to the mix. You could just use all cake flour, however, if you don’t have any on hand.
I’m thinking these donuts would be a great way to start Thanksgiving day – kind of like a breakfast version of Cranberry Sauce & Pumpkin Pie. Although I won’t tell anyone if you really want pumpkin pie for breakfast.
Serve with hot apple cider or spiced lattes to really make your breakfast festive and fun!
Questions for you:
Do you eat jellied cranberry sauce or homemade on Thanksgiving?
What are your favorite holiday flavors?