One-bowl paleo pumpkin donuts with a sweet potato frosting that is sugar-free and vegan!

So about two weekends ago, Jared and I decided to travel all through Williamsburg, over the bridge (thanks to the L train being shut down!), and to Donut Plant to try some of their amazing donuts. We got a pumpkin spice, an apple spice, and a marcona almond donut- two people, three donuts, seems about right! Ha!

Needless to say, they were heavenly, and I’ve been thinking about them ever since, so I needed to make even more donuts to satisfy that craving! But, seeing as I’m super lazy during the week and just want things to be one step, I decided there were probably more people in the world like me that could use a super simple recipe that still tastes amazing!

Yep, they’re just one bowl, one blender, and one pan! All you need:

Birchbenders Paleo Pumpkin Pancake Mix

Pumpkin Puree

Coconut Flour

Sweet Potato

Coconut Butter

Chai Spices

One thing that I noticed about the frosting is that it blends much easier when the sweet potato is still slightly warm (also helps to melt the coconut butter!). It’s also a great frosting that can be used as icing on pumpkin brownies or even as a “syrup” on coconut milk or banana ice cream! I’ll probably be adapting some form of it to make as a whipped cream to go on top of my paleo vegan pumpkin pie that I make every year for Thanksgiving!

Anyways, back to work for me! Enjoy, and happy Wednesday!

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Paleo Pumpkin Donuts with Sweet Potato Chai Frosting

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  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: baked goods, Breakfast, Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 cup Paleo Pumpkin Spice Pancake Mix
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 3/4 cup filtred water


  • 1 small japanese sweet potato, baked & skin removed
  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • 3 tbsp coconut butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp all spice
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder


  1. Preheat oven to 400F and grease a donut pan with coconut oil.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together donut ingredients and pour into donut pan.
  3. Place donut pan into the oven and let bake for 20-25 minutes.
  4. While the donuts are baking, place all frosting ingredients into a blender and blend at high speed. Add more water if needed.
  5. Place in fridge to cool.
  6. Once donuts are baked, let them cool before frosting.