Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Donuts

Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Donuts.  To quote my husband, “I could eat this entire plate right now.”  Yeah, these are that good!

They are guilt free because they are made with wholesome ingredients. So feel free to have a few.


chocolate covered pumpkin donuts


Before we embarked on this unprocessed lifestyle, we used to get donuts from Starbucks every Saturday morning.  I think my daughter and husband have missed them the most.

So this was my way of trying to offer them a healthier option.  These are baked and made with whole grains and no processed sugars.


I think this picture says it all, doesn’t it?  She could not shovel them in her mouth fast enough. Haha.

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Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Donuts

Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Donuts

Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 15 min


    For the donut

    For the chocolate coating

    • 2 cups chocolate chips
    • 3-4 T milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)


    1. Preheat oven to 350. 
    2. Grease a mini muffin tray
    3. In one bowl mix the flour, baking powder, salt, and spices. 
    4. In another bowl mix pumpkin, maple syrup, applesauce, egg, milk and vanilla until smooth. 
    5. Add dry to wet and mix just until combined. 
    6. Spoon mixture into the mini muffin tins and bake for about 11 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. 
    7. After the mini muffins have cooled start the chocolate coating.
    8. Using a double boiler, melt the chocolate chips and the milk until you get a smooth chocolate sauce.
    9. Roll the donuts into the chocolate sauce until it is covered. 
    10. Then place each covered donut onto a baking sheet or plate and put in the freezer for at least 10-15 min. 
    11. Store them in the fridge on a plate or baking sheet.


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    88 thoughts to “Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Donuts”

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    2. Is the milk ONLY used for the chocolate coating? Because you have 1/4 c milk in the section for the donut ingredients AND 3-4 T milk in the section for the chocolate coating ingredients. 4T is 1/4 C but not sure if I add the 1/4 C milk to the wet ingredients in addition to milk in the chocolate coating. In the middle of making these right now and I had to stop and ask, I tend to screw up my baking.
      1. Yes there is milk in both. 1/4 cup milk in the donuts and then 3-4 Tablespoons milk in the chocolate coating. I hope that helps clear things up.
    3. What is Flax egg replacement?!?! My daughter has a severe egg allergy and i usually replace with applesauce and I don't know if applesauce would work here... And i have never heard of flax egg replacement, is it still considered an egg product?
    4. I didn't have spelt flour so so I ended up using what I had which was gf pancake mix. Lol just wanted share that they still turned out fantastic! My daughter is devouring them as i type and we haven't even rolled in chocolate yet. Thanks for the yummy recipe!
        1. I know It's just what I keep on hand as I use it in my blueberry muffin recipe. I wasn't familiar with Spelt but looked it up and it packs a good nutritional punch, so I'll get some. Thank you so much!

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