Pumpkin Donuts "Pampoen Koekies" With Amarula Caramel
Light and fluffy, with a warming hit of pumpkin spice, these pumpkin donuts are heavenly topped with our Amarula caramel sauce!
These deliciously light and fluffy pumpkin donuts are known locally in South Africa as pampoen koekies. The pumpkin enriched batter is fried into cloud-like little morsels, then tossed in cinnamon sugar. For a truly indulgent batch, go all out and make our Amarula spiked caramel sauce for drizzling over the top.
Needing only 12 simple ingredients and coming together in 30 minutes, these donuts are an absolute breeze to make and are the perfect no waste solution for your leftover Halloween pumpkin.
If you want to make the batter in advance, simply add all the ingredients and omit the baking powder until ready to fry. The batter can be made up to 24 hours in advance.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I make this gluten-free?
We haven’t tested this with GF flour yet, if you try, do let us know in the comments!