Pumpkin Carob Chip Protein Donuts (vegan)

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Another baking milestone – accomplished! This time it was in shape of donuts. Yes, I finally made use of the doughnut tin I purchased off Sur La Table a few months back. About time, right? These Pumpkin Donuts were born. They include a nice addition of carob chips and protein to make them that much more awesome.

By the way, I have no idea what the proper way to write “doughnuts” is. Is it donuts or doughnuts? Personally, I prefer the word “donuts” – it is much cleaner and easier to write. Doughnuts make it sound so… heavy. But then again, regular ol’ doughtnuts are heavy – they are fattening, sugary, fatty, and full of calories. Empty calories. Doughnuts are a no-no on a diet. Or a clean lifestyle. But why should you forbid yourself donuts if you like them? Especially Pumpkin Donuts that are healthy and protein-filled!

I personally never liked doughnuts. But I like the shape. It’s cute. So I decided to finally made a clean version of this cute popular snack. These Pumpkin Donuts (see the different spelling! It’s intentional) that I made are clean, with no yucky ingredients and they are low calorie and low sugar! Plus there’s a bit of a protein kick in each one – something I personally love. Can’t do without protein, I always say..

Since it’s Autumn season (almost), using up a can of pumpkin I purchased a while back is the way to go. Granted, I didn’t nearly use the whole can – but that’s fine because now it means I have to make more things using it so that it doesn’t go bad. So expect some more pumpkin recipes in the near future.

Oh yeah, it’s my first time making donuts. And it’s my first time using canned pumpkin. Yay for first times! Anyway, these are simply delightful. The pumpkin flavor is so deliciously fragnant and prevalent, it’s mouthwatering just thinking about it. If I ever doubted whether I liked pumpkin, my doubts are now all gone (that was a hypothetical statement, I mean come on. Why doubt pumpkin?) I am very happy with the outcome and will totally make these babies again. Delicious breakfast or snack. Pumpkin. Protein. And it’s vegan! Who doesn’t love vegan meals! I know I love them ๐Ÿ™‚ They make my tummy happy!

Recipe adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie.


Nutritional stats (1/4 of the recipe): 155 calories, 6.7g fat, 16.6g carbs, 3g fiber, 6g sugar, 6.6g protein

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Kammie wants to know:

  • Have you ever had carob before?

  • What’s your favorite Autumn flavor for baked goods?

Let me know in the comments below!

Last Updated on March 27, 2019

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  1. Oh my these look fabulous!!!!! Yum!! I can’t get enough pumpkin!!

  2. Omygosh I am obsessed with these!! I literally just bought a doughnut pan yesterday for the first time – I’ve been craving homemade apple cider doughnuts ๐Ÿ™‚ These look so good Kammie!

  3. holy moly these look fabulous!! I am not eager to get a donut tin!! and by the way, i agree, I like the spelling “donut” way better ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. These sound amazing! I love pumpkin chocolate chip anything!

  5. Looks delicious! I also prefer “donut”

  6. Great recipe share! These donuts look so good and pumpkin in anything is always high on my list, especially this time of year. Wonderful job for your first time making donuts!

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving sweet messages on my Buckeye & Baked Apple Pie Tortilla Rolls posts! I hope you find a Buckeye tree and some buckeyes!

    Cheers ~ Mary

  7. I am in love with my donut tin! And I love that these are the better for you version! Thanks for stopping by and saying hi!

  8. These don’t just sound great, the look is so Fall. I really need to get a donut tin!

  9. Sounds great!! I’m never sure how to spell donuts either! Thanks so much for stopping by!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. I’ve gotta check into that donut tin! Sounds like a kitchen essential to me! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Yum! I love this healthy and mouth-watering! Thanks for check out my blog, my dear!


  12. Vegan donut..you stole my heart. These look so good!

  13. i loveeee donuts! I actually have a baby donut maker! it is seriously the best! plus i love anything pumpkin! YUM! itsaharleyyylife.com

  14. All these donut (not doughnut ๐Ÿ™‚ ) recipes are making me re-consider my decision to not buy a donut pan :/

  15. Hey there girly! I’m finally back in the blog world after a crazy busy summer! We need to catch up soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Oh wow these sound and look amazing! The donut shap is so fun! Pinning!

  17. that’s it! I’m hanging up my muffin pan for a donut pan and some carob! YUM!

  18. YUmmers! I havent used my donut pan in a while. thanks for the inspiration!

  19. Sounds lovely & looks great! Thanks Kamila for visiting me and for your sweet words ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Kammie,
    These look amazing and sound delicious! I love that they are good for you ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Canโ€™t wait to see what you share this week. Have a great week.

  21. Good morning! I’m stopping by to let you know that this is one of the featured projects at this week’s It’s Fall Y’all ~ Linky Party. Thank you so much for linking up!

  22. These donuts look so good! I cannot wait to try pumpkin in donuts! I am featuring this recipe on my blog tomorrow on Healthy Vegan Fridays. I hope you join us again tomorrow for another edition of Healthy Vegan Fridays!

  23. Yum! These donuts look amazing and it’s great that they are vegan too. They are making me hungry!

  24. I made these twice already since I found your blog. Absolutely delicious! I made them gluten free, using a gluten free flour mix!

  25. Kammie, thanks for popping over and adding these to the collection. Cheers

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