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PALEO Chocolate Donuts with Pumpkin Maple Cream Cheese Frosting6

Gluten Free Chocolate Donuts with Pumpkin Maple Cream Frosting

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon, doughnut, fall, icing, PSL, pumpkin
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Servings 12
Cost 12$
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  • mixing bowls
  • electric mixer
  • donut molds (linked above)
  • icing spatula


For the donuts:

  • 1 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 egg
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • olive oil spray

For the icing

  • 2/3 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup For a sweeter icing, add maple syrup 1 tbsp at a time until desired taste is met.
  • 1 container Kite Hill Plain Cream Cheese If you aren't dairy-free, substitute with 8 oz regular cream cheese.


For the frosting:

  • Add all listed ingredients to a bowl and use an electric mixer to combine.

For the donuts:

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Gather two mixing bowls and required ingredients. Begin by adding and incorporating all dry ingredients in one mixing bowl.
  • In a seperate bowl, add and whisk together all wet ingredients.
  • Slowly add and mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
  • Spray donut molds with olive oil spray, then spoon batter into each mold, filling to just beneath the brim of each mold.
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  • Place in oven for 16 minutes. Once finished baking, remove and let doughnuts sit in their molds for about 10 minutes to cool. During this time, use a spoon to edge around each donut. This separates the edges from the pan and makes it easier to remove them from the molds.
  • After cooling, use a spoon to remove the donuts from the molds. The best way to do this is to use the spoon to lift and twist each doughnut from its mold.
  • Adding the donuts to the freezer for about 10 minutes prior to frosting will help the frosting stick to and spread evenly on the surface of each doughnut. 
  • Using a kitchen knife or icing spatula, spread desired amount of frosting on each donut. Frost the side that was facing down in the donut pan. Garnish with anise stars, cinnamon, and cinnamon sticks.
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  • ENJOY! If you make this recipe I would love it if you shared the link to this recipe with a friend, left a comment below or tagged me on instagram with a picture @alliannaskitchen


Store the donuts in the fridge for up to a week. 
Perfect for fall, these donuts have subtle notes of chocolate and cinnamon, with a delectable cream cheese pumpkin frosting on top.
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