Enjoy the warm, cozy flavors of fall with this pumpkin spice donut recipe. A delightful blend of pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg in every bite!
When it comes to fall flavors, pumpkin and pumpkin spice are the clear winners. Whether I am enjoy pumpkin muffins, pumpkin scones, or the perfect pumpkin spice latte, I know the seasons really are changing when this classic flavor starts showing up everywhere.
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Today’s recipe for baked pumpkin donuts is full of all of those wonderful flavors of fall. Serve them with a hot cup of coffee or your favorite tea. Have them for breakfast or a snack. Just try not to eat the whole batch by yourself!
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Over the last couple of years, I have discovered just how easy it is to make my own donuts at home. This baked donut recipe is a great way to get started with making your own donuts at home.
There is no messing around with hot oil and you only need one bowl to mix your ingredients, so cleaning up is pretty simple too. Let’s get started!
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- Stand mixer or
- Medium bowl and a handheld mixer
- Measuring cups
- Donut pan
- Large freezer bag
- Small plate or saucer
- Wire rack
Start with these simple ingredients from the grocery store. Find my substitutions at the bottom of the post.
- All-purpose flour – this is my everyday baking flour.
- Baking powder and baking soda – to aid in rising.
- Ginger – or skip this combination and use pumpkin pie spice.
- Vegetable oil – any kind works.
- Brown sugar – lightly packed.
- Eggs – we like farm fresh brown eggs.
- Pureed pumpkin – homemade works too!
- Milk – whatever you have in the fridge.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine dry ingredients.
3. Add remaining wet ingredients and mix well.
4. Scoop the donut batter into a large freezer bag or piping bag.
5. Spray doughnut pans with non-stick spray.
6. Pipe the batter into each cavity of the donut pan.
7. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until just golden brown.
8. Transfer donuts to a cooling rack.
9. Pour melted butter on a saucer.
10. Mix cinnamon and sugar on another saucer.
11. Dip the top of each donut in melted butter and then coat it in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
Tips and Tricks
- If you don’t have a stand mixer, using a large bowl and electric mixer works just as well.
- Top your homemade donuts with a vanilla glaze instead of the cinnamon sugar. Combine powdered sugar with a little milk and a splash of vanilla extract, then drizzle it over the donuts. Make it a maple glaze by using maple extract or maple syrup, instead of the vanilla.
- Make mini donuts in a mini donut pan. Make sure you adjust the baking time accordingly.
- Store leftover donuts either in an airtight container or covered tightly with plastic wrap.
- To get the best results from this recipe, when purchasing pumpkin, make sure that it is real pumpkin puree, rather than pumpkin pie filling. Even better, make your own puree during pumpkin season and freeze it.
- You can then use your homemade pumpkin puree all year long to make your favorite pumpkin treats, like pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, or these pumpkin spice donuts.
- If you do use pumpkin pie filling, omit the spices. You may need to add more milk depending on how thick the filling is.
- Skip the combination of spices and use a pumpkin pie spice blend instead.
Next time you have a craving, save yourself a trip to the donut shop and make your own pumpkin spice cake donuts at home.
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Pumpkin Donut Recipe
- 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp ginger
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup pureed pumpkin
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine dry ingredients.
- Add remaining wet ingredients and mix well.
- Scoop the donut batter into a large freezer bag or piping bag.
- Spray doughnut pans with non-stick spray.
- Pipe the batter into each cavity of the donut pan.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until just golden brown.
- Transfer donuts to a cooling rack.
- Pour melted butter on a saucer.
- Mix cinnamon and sugar on another saucer.
- Dip the top of each donut in melted butter and then coat it in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 212Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 261mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 3g
All values are approximate and based on ingredients used by the recipe writer. Always calculate your own individual nutritional values for the most accurate calculation.