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Pumpkin Maple Donuts Dairy-Free & Egg-Free

Dairy and egg free donuts your kids will love!

In a fun, seasonal flavor of pumpkin, maple, and cinnamon. 

Easy bake, no frying necessary. See recipe below!

pumpkin maple donuts egg free


Tradition at our house in recent years has been this.

Birthdays equal donuts. 

And while my non-food allergy son can enjoy a quick trip to the donut shop with dad,

my food allergy son doesn’t have that luxury.

So I often make him safe, milk-free and nut-free donuts from scratch.

But this year,

I thought my pre-teen might really enjoy a variety of donuts NOT made by mom.

Enthusiastically, I offered to pick up three different boxes and flavors of milk-free donuts at the grocery store.

They do contain egg but not milk or nuts.

My son’s response?

He preferred me making them.

A donut buffet for the whole family, would I mind working on that?

Sure thing, kiddo!

Way to make your mom feel needed. 

Knowing he loves chocolate donuts and vanilla donuts,

I first added those to the line-up.

Then I was motivated to create a new special flavor for my special birthday boy.


The dairy-free, egg-free Pumpkin Maple Donut was pulled off without a hitch,

and we absolutely love the delicous maple glaze.

We frosted our vanilla donuts with it, too!

If you don’t have a donut pan (affiliate), these can be made in a muffin pan.

Fill muffin wells only 1/3 full so they come out similar to donut size.

Or mini muffin pans (affiliate) make adorable “donut holes”.

These are the best pans ever, as the donuts will pop right out and clean up is effortless. 

Hope you get to make these dairy-free and egg-free pumpkin maple donuts soon!

Be sure to also check out our other donut flavors at the bottom of this post.

pumpkin maple donuts egg free


Makes 6 Regular Donuts

Oven 350 Degrees


1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons solid coconut oil or dairy-free butter
1/4 cup dairy-free buttermilk (1/4 cup dairy-free milk mixed with 1 tsp. lemon juice or vinegar)
1/4 cup canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg, flax egg, or 3 tablespoons applesauce

pumpkin maple donut vegan


Lightly grease your donut pan. USA pans don’t need greased. 

Preheat oven to 350℉

In a large bowl or your Kitchen Aid Mixer bowl (affiliate) combine 1 c. flour, 1 tsp. baking powder, and 1/4 tsp. baking soda.

Whisk in 1/2 c. sugar, 1/2 tsp. nutmeg, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, and 1/2 tsp. salt. 

Add in 2 Tbs. solid coconut oil or dairy-free butter until the flour becomes coarse crumbs. The Kitchen Aid Mixer (affiliate) is great for this.

In a separate bowl mix together 1/4 c. dairy-free buttermilk (see above), 1/4 c. canned pumpkin, 1 tsp. vanilla, and egg or 1 flax egg, or 3 Tbs. applesauce.

Pour the wet ingredients into the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Don’t over mix.

Use a spoon to fill each donut well 1/2 full.

Bake on 350 until doughnuts spring back to the touch.  Start at 12 minutes.

Let cool before frosting.


1 cup powder sugar
3 tablespoon real maple syrup
1 tablespoon dairy-free butter
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1-3 teaspoons water

With a mixer, beat powdered sugar, maple syrup, dairy-free butter, cinnamon, and vanilla on high speed until smooth.

Add 1/2 teaspoon of water at a time until it reaches consistency of a drizzle glaze. 

Drizzle or paint onto cooled donuts.

Or dip the donuts into the glaze, top down.

Let the icing set and harden in the refrigerator or on the counter.

Store in airtight container once the icing firms. 


Chocolate Donuts

Vanilla Donuts

Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

Apple Cider Donuts

Powdered Sugar Donuts


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Monday 29th of November 2021

Made these for Thanksgiving and they turned out amazing! My daughter was so happy to have her first donut! 🍩

Jamie Kaufmann

Monday 29th of November 2021

Well this makes our day! Thanks so much for sharing!


Thursday 20th of September 2018

Could you substitute GF flour cup for cup with this?

Jamie Kaufmann

Thursday 20th of September 2018

Jennifer, I'm not sure on that but if you try, we would love to hear a report! Thanks!


Friday 20th of October 2017

Yum, it was delicious!

Isadora Guidoni

Wednesday 11th of October 2017

Yummy! These look delicious! I'll sure try making them, I'm curious if this recipe would work if I replaced the flour for rice flour...what do you think?


Monday 1st of April 2019

Can you substitute the coconut oil with another type of oil like Canola? Along with dairy and egg, my kiddo is also allergic to coconut, so it isn't a option for us. Which makes baking and alternative products difficult.

Thanks in advance!

Jamie Kaufmann

Wednesday 11th of October 2017

Hi Isadora! If you usually sub that flour for wheat, then I don't see why not. But I often hear people using flour blends successfully. If you try it, let us know how it works!

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