Pumpkin Donut Holes GF | DF | Paleo

gluten free pumpkin donut holes

This is a fabulous gluten free pumpkin recipe that everyone will love.

It is no secret that I love pumpkin. Once fall hits, I crave all things pumpkin and this is no different. Those pumpkin spice lattes are to die for! I know I am not the only one.

I have found that adding pumpkin to recipes adds that nice moisture to make sure nothing is dry. If you are interest in other pumpkin recipes, try these paleo pumpkin recipes.

As always, I invite my family to help in the kitchen and love the help. Not only is it a family activity, but they learn how to cook and bake. I know I did this a little bit as a kid and I did learn a few things.

Do you invite your kids and husband into the kitchen to help you to? Let me know, I want to see if anyone else likes it as much as I do.

Gluten Free Donut Hole Recipe

You can trick your friends and family that these are real donut holes.

They are that good!

After many years of experimentation, I have finally perfected a pumpkin donut hole recipe.

I have not ventured out to deep-fried donuts, I bake them. One day I might get the nerve to try the deep-frying method.

I find the baked method totally amazing though, so maybe not? What do you think?

Overview: How to Make Gluten Free Pumpkin Donut Hole Recipe

While the full written recipe is below, let me walk you through these simple steps first. This is a very easy to prepare. It reminds me of a cookie recipe in terms of preparation, ease, taste, and texture. Only two bowls needed!

  1. Mix the dry ingredients.
  2. Mix the wet ingredients.
  3. Combine wet & dry ingredients.
  4. Roll dough into balls.
  5. Bake.
  6. Serve.

Dairy Free Pumpkin Desserts

There are true dairy allergies and that is a huge reason why someone may not want to eat any dairy at all in their diet.

For me, I am sensitive to it and it wreaks havoc on my digestion. I get bloated, feel gross and I can tell that I have ate something my stomach does not appreciate. I also notice headaches and joint pain. These are all terrible symptoms that I do not want to have, so I just do not eat dairy.

There are other good sources of calcium, so you do not need to have dairy. Here is a list of some other options to gain calcium:

  • Chia seeds
  • Almonds
  • Figs
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Broccoli
  • Kale
  • Sardines
  • Salmon
  • Sesame seeds
  • Sweet potato

Paleo Donut Holes

This recipe is paleo, which is a great dessert option. They do have maple syrup in them, which you can have a limited amount. It is all about not going overboard and overeating these things.

Have you heard about the benefits of eating the paleo way?

I have sure benefited from eating healthier and for me, this is a modified paleo way of life.

Paleo means no gluten or grains, legumes, dairy or sugar. I know it may seem like a lot of things not to eat, but it is completely doable.

After dedicating yourself to trying it and writing down your weight loss and seeing the symptoms you have had for years disappear or get noticeably better, you will be a believer.

If you want to know more, here is a good source to read.

If you focus on what you CAN eat, you will have the right mindset.

Try to choose:

  • Good quality lean meats
  • Fish and other seafood
  • Eggs
  • Vegetables
  • Fruit
  • Nuts

With the list above I can make tons of delicious meals.

In this article, the author discusses seven scientifically proven benefits of eating paleo. Here are the seven categories:

  • Weight loss
  • Less hunger and staying fuller for longer
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Improve glucose tolerance
  • Boosted immune system
  • Improved lipid profile
  • Reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer

With the benefits above, it sure does speak volumes to how what we eat can drastically impact our health in the short and long-term.

gluten free pumpkin recipe

Pumpkin Donut Holes GF | DF | Paleo

This is a fabulous gluten free pumpkin recipe that everyone will love. After many years of experimentation, I have finally perfected a pumpkin donut hole recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20


  • Baking sheet


  • 1 cup tiger nut flour (90 grams)
  • 1 cup coconut flour (90 grams)
  • ¾ cup arrowroot flour (80 grams)
  • cup lard (melted)
  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree
  • ¾ cup maple syrup
  • 3 eggs (or gelatin egg)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • Dash salt
  • 1 cup raisins (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Mix the flours and baking soda together in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
  • In a separate medium-sized mixing bowl mix together the lard and maple syrup until combined well. 
  • Combine the maple syrup mixture to the flour mix bowl and mix well.
  • Add the pumpkin puree, eggs (or gelatin egg), cinnamon and salt to combine.
  • Roll the dough into small donut hole sized balls and place on the parchment paper.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
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Some pumpkin muffin recipes use a whole can of pumpkin puree but I use a bit less so the muffins are not super heavy and have a subtle pumpkin flavor. They are tender and stay moist for 3 days.

You can play with the amount of spices if you want.

There are tiny donut hole baking tins that you could also use. I do not have that pan and do not have room in my kitchen so I just roll them by hand.

**All my recipes and articles are based on my own personal experience. **

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