Try these Pumpkin spiced donut made with tofu and homemade pumpkin puree that’s finished off with a sticky pumpkin spice glaze. It tastes so delightful and delicious, especially during these colder seasons.

This donut made of tofu idea was actually inspired by Jorge Lee’s Chocolate Tofu Donuts and I will say that they are amazing, but I also wanted to do something that’s more seasonal and something for the fall in general and this is how my Pumpkin Spiced Donuts made with tofu was born!

HOW TO MAKE THIS PUMPKIN SPICE DONUT:

This is a super easy recipe to make and it requires no frying, except baking in the oven.

The harder part of this recipe is the tofu. You have to make sure to press and drain out as much water as possible because this will determines how wet or dry your dough will be. Lastly, during the tofu smashing process, I like to smash it to the finest size as possible, this way you won’t see white pieces of tofu in your doughnuts! (This is really only for the texture purpose and not the flavor.)

Like all baking process, combine all of the wets and mix until combined. In another bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients until mixed. Now add dry into the wet and mix until a dough forms.

Form into a bowl, cut into four equal portions and shape each portion into logs and connect the ends to form a donut hole! Bake and glaze with a pumpkin spice glaze and that’s it!

Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • Soft or silken tofu (silken will make the batter smoother, but you can also use soft, you just have to smash or food process more!)
  • Pumpkin puree
  • Pumpkin Spice
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Confectioners sugar
  • Oat milk

Before we start making these pumpkin spiced donuts, let’s learn about the ingredients in this recipe and just how it can effect our body from both beneficial and “things to watch out for” point of view.

DISCLAIMER ALERT! All of my posts are not intended to treat or override the decision to see your personal doctor or physician. I strongly advise everyone to discuss any serious condition or to your medical health provider. Everything I say and write are all based on personal experience and through reading materials provided by medical professionals. I believe everyone’s body is unique and there’s no one miracle diet or medicine for everyone! I am here only to provide and share knowledge I have learned from the general holistic wellness point of view. All of the information and recipes that I am providing are safe for majority of people. All of the information listed can be found through the reference

BENENFITS:

Pumpkin:

  • Help relieve water retention.
  • High in antioxidants.
  • Mood lifter.
  • Boosts immunity.

Tofu:

  • Relieves menopause symptoms.
  • May prevent memeory loss.
  • Lowers bad cholesterol.

THINGS TO KNOW:

  • As always, I think desserts made with any kind of sugar or flour (specifically non gluten free ones), should only be enjoyed on occasional basis!
  • If you are taking MAOIs for mood disorder, it may spike your blood pressure.

References:

Raman, Ryan M. “9 Impressive Health Benefits of Pumpkin.” Healthline, 28 Aug. 2018, http://www.healthline.com/nutrition/pumpkin.

“Health Benefits of Tofu.” WebMD, 27 Aug. 2019, http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/benefits-tofu.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Pumpkin Spiced Donut (Vegan)

Try these Pumpkin spiced donut made with tofu and homemade pumpkin puree that's finished off with a sticky pumpkin spice glaze. It tastes so delightful and delicious, especially during these colder seasons.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Oil Free, Tofu, Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 Donuts
Author Yu-Hua Golnick

Ingredients

Doughnut

  • 200 g silken or soft tofu, drained, pressed and smashed as fine as possible.
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 tso pumpkin spice
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 4 tbsp pumpkin puree

Pumpkin Spice Glaze

  • 2 tbsp oat milk
  • ½ tsp pumpkin spice
  • ½ cup confectioner sugar

Instructions

Doughnut

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Drain and press water out of soft or silken tofu in paper towel or cheesecloth. (It will crumble, its ok!) Smash tofu in a bowl with a fork or use a food processor and grind until fine.
  • Combine pressed, drained and smashed tofu with pumpkin puree and sugar together and mix until combined. (try to get the tofu as lump free as possible)
  • Stir in flour, baking powder and pumpkin spice. Stir to combine until a dough forms. (If the dough is sticky, add more flour 1 tbsp at a time)
  • Place on floured surface and shape into a bowl. Cut into four portions and shape each portion into same size long logs.
  • Shape the logs into a donut. Bake for about 25-30 minutes. Rest for about 10 minutes and glaze with a pumpkin spice glaze and serve.

Pumpkin Spice Glaze

  • Combine oat milk, pumpkin spice powder and confectioner sugar together and whisk until combined and glaze over doughnuts.

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