Making your pumpkin spice treats at home is a sure fire way to get it the healthy way! After all, did you know that pumpkin spice actually does NOT include any sugar?
That’s right. You can make your own Pumpkin Spice at home using just 3 tbsp of cinnamon, 2 teaspoons of nutmeg, 2 teaspoons of ground ginger, 1 1/2 teaspoon of all spice and 1 1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves. Now you can even buy “pumpkin spice” already mixed together for you in the spice section of your local grocery store. Put a little shake of this baby in your morning coffee or mix it into your favorite coconut creamer for a healthy, sugar free way to add a little pumpkin spice to your day.
Below is one of my favorite ways to celebrate the season by making delicious pumpkin spice donuts that are so easy to whip up, you’ll have a hard time believing just how nourishing they are for your body.
Healthy Vegan Pumpkin Spice Donuts.
- 2 cups of trader joe’s whole grain baking mix ( you can use any baking /biscuit mix – for gluten free try Bob’s Red Mill’s!)
- 1 cup of organic pumpkin puree
- 3 tbsp of coconut oil
- 2 flaxs -‘eggs’ (2 tsp flaxseed meal + 6 tsp of water whisked)
- 3 tsps of pumpkin pie spice (or to your taste, I like a lot of spice!)
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
This recipe is super easy to make. Whip all ingredients in together in your mixer, and place in a pastry bag (if you don't have one, use a Ziploc bag and cut a corner off) for easy batter dispensing into the doughnut pan. Bake in the oven on 375 degrees until golden on the edges. Set on cooling rack. Sprinkle the top of the donuts with the dusting ingredients of your liking; coconut sugar, pumpkin pie spice, or crushed cacao nibs, and enjoy!