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Pumpkin Apple “Timbits”

Have you tried Timbits before? They’re bite-sized doughnut balls that are sold at a Canadian Fast Food chain called Tim Hortons. One of the first places I ate and drank at when I first moved to Canada – 12 years ago!

Since starting my journey towards a plant-based diet, I have been learning how to make my favourite foods, veganized. Lately I’ve been experimenting with sweets and desserts. I’m also enjoying all the mini pumpkin experiments. So I figured why not try making something I haven’t had in a while, because it wasn’t vegan?

Introducing the vegan Pumpkin Apple “Timbits”

A fall-inspired, fried-doughnut balls, filled with cinnamon, apples, and pumpkin. They’re a little crunchy on the outside, fluffy and moist on the inside. With crunchy bits of apples in there too! If you’re planning on hosting a mini gathering in celebration of Thanksgiving this year, consider making these Pumpkin Apple “Timbits” for dessert!

Hope you give this recipe a try. I’m sure you will enjoy it! If you do, I would love to see your recreation and learn how it went. Leave me a comment here and tag me on Instagram/Facebook/Pinterest/TikTok @demeals.ca #demeals

Pumpkin Apple “Timbits”

Recipe by Waseem Hijazi


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Cooking time




  • Dry Bowl
  • 345g Flour – sifted

  • 55g Brown Sugar

  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder

  • 1 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon

  • 1/4 Tsp Ground Nutmeg

  • Pinch of Allspice Seasoning

  • Pinch of Salt

  • Wet Bowl
  • 3/4 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk

  • 2 Tbsp Veggie Oil

  • 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract

  • 2 Tbsp Vegan Butter

  • 4 Tbsp Pumpkin Purée

  • 2 Apples – peeled & diced

  • The Rest
  • 5-6 Cups of Canola Oil – enough to cover for frying the timbits

  • 3 Tbsp Sugar

  • 1/4 Tsp Cinnamon


  • Bring the canola oil to 350 F | 180 C in a large pot.
  • Whisk the Dry and Wet Bowl ingredients in two separate bowls. Carefully add the dry bowl to the wet bowl, and mix with a spatula until the dough is well-combined.
  • Scoop out bite-sized doughnut balls, using a mini ice scream scoop (or create them with 2 spoons and your hand). Drop into the hot oil, and fry for 3-5 minutes. Flip and fry for another couple of minutes – until golden brown.
  • Remove them from oil and place on a wire rack to drain. Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Roll each “Timbit” in the Cinnamon Sugar bowl. Sprinkle more of the sugar on top and serve.

    Enjoy your demeal!

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