Usually, by the time August comes around, I’m completely over summer and already pulling out my fall decorations. This year has been a little different. I haven’t been in a rush for “what’s next” like I usually am. I’m definitely in love with the stage Turner is in right now. He’s hilarious and non-stop, so I’m not trying to wish anything away! I actually wish time could stand still.
Last night seemed to be the turning point for me. I spent the night at Starbucks while Stew hosted a poker game with his friends, and I was enjoying the cooler weather that seemed to just appear out of nowhere! I sipped on my Salted Caramel Mocha and played around on Pinterest. Everything I came across was hinting towards cooler weather: dark nail polish, chunky sweaters, and pumpkin everything! It definitely got me into the fall spirit!
This morning, we had a slow start to the day which allowed me time to bake a little fall treat. I love everything apple and pumpkin-spice! So I made a healthier version of pumpkin spice donut holes. I swapped out the flours and baked them instead of frying. They were absolutely delicious! I had to take a second to share them with you!
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 3/4 cup almond meal
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/8 tsp ground clove
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
- 1/3 cup coconut oil (warmed to liquid)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Cinnamon Sugar (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Lightly coat a mini muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a standing mixer, combine flours, spices, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together pumpkin puree, milk, brown sugar, egg, applesauce, oil and vanilla.
- With the mixer on low, pour in the wet ingredients. Mix until just combined.
- Use a small ice cream scoop to place batter evenly in muffin tray.
- Bake for 15 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
- Serve warm or at room temperature.