Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Donut Holes

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These pumpkin chocolate chip donut holes are a must make this fall! They require only a few simple ingredients and are gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free. If you love pumpkin, donuts, and chocolate, you have to give these a try!

How many donut holes does this recipe make?

This recipe makes 20 donut holes! If you want to make more, feel free to double the recipe.

pumpkin chocolate chip donut holes close up photo

What ingredients will I need to make these pumpkin chocolate chip donut holes?

You’ll need just a couple simple ingredients to make these. Here’s the list:

  • gluten free oat flour (I use homemade)
  • pure pumpkin puree
  • pure maple syrup
  • pure vanilla extract
  • cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • chocolate chips

How do I make homemade oat flour?

To make your own oat flour, simply blend rolled, old fashioned or quick oats in a high speed blender until they turn into flour. See a video of how I make homemade oat flour here.

Where can I find dairy free chocolate chips?

I used Enjoy Life Foods dairy free mini chocolate chips in this recipe! They have dark, semi-sweet, and white dairy free chocolate chips!

chocolate covered pumpkin chocolate chip donut holes in a dish

Do I have to add chocolate chips?

If you prefer not to add chocolate chips to the donut holes, you can just omit them from the recipe. You can replace them with another mix-in of choice if you want to (e.g. chopped nuts).

Do I have to dip/coat the donut holes in melted chocolate?

No! If you prefer not to coat/dip the donut holes in melted chocolate, feel free to skip step 5.

How should I store these pumpkin chocolate chip donut holes?

You can store these donut holes on the counter for 2-3 days, in the fridge for 4-5 days, or freeze them for several months!

Looking for more pumpkin recipes?

If you’re in the mood for all things pumpkin, check out some of my other tasty pumpkin recipes!

Ready to make these donut holes? The full recipe is below!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Donut Holes

Servings 20
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups gluten free oat flour (I use homemade)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 3/4 cup pure pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup + 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips, divided (I use dairy free)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper (or grease with cooking spray).
  • Add the oat flour, baking powder, salt and spices to a large mixing bowl and mix until well combined. Once combined, add in the pumpkin puree, maple syrup and vanilla extract and mix until a thick dough forms. Add in ¼ cup chocolate chips and mix well.
  • To make the donut holes, scoop the dough with a cookie scoop and roll into balls using the palms of your hands.
  • Place the donut holes on the prepared tray and bake for 15 minutes. Once baked, allow the donuts to cool.
  • Optional: While the donuts cool, melt the remaining ¼ cup chocolate chips in the microwave, stirring frequently so the chocolate doesn’t burn. Once cooled, dip the tops of the donuts into the melted chocolate, or coat completely with melted chocolate. Next, place the donuts in the fridge for 15-30 minutes to allow the chocolate to harden.
  • Enjoy immediately!

Video

Notes

  • Coating/dipping the donut holes in melted chocolate is totally optional.
Course: Breakfast
Diet: Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free, Nut Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Vegan
Keyword: donut holes, healthy donut holes, pumpkin chocolate chip donuts, pumpkin donut holes, pumpkin donuts

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  1. Can I use coconut sugar in place of the maple syrup? This recipe looks so good but I’m low on maple syrup. If its for flavor and extra moisture could I add the yogurt and coconut sugar

    1. Hi Sivina! Coconut sugar might work! Another option would be to use honey, date syrup or agave nectar. But if you don’t have any of those, coconut sugar should be okay. You will definitely want to add more liquid if you do use coconut sugar, like you mentioned. You could definitely try adding some yogurt for liquid, that’s a great idea! Not sure how it will turn out, but worth a try! Let me know how it goes!

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