Monday, October 1, 2012

Pumpkin Spice Donuts

I'm still not sure that I'm totally ready to embrace fall (it was 80 degrees in Minnesota this weekend) but these pumpkin donuts could make me a convert. The flavor of these is SO spectacular, and I can't resist the delicious cinnamon sugar coating. I made these for a party at work, and after people got over the initial surprise that a person can actually MAKE donuts (!), they couldn't stop raving about them. Now that I think about it, I didn't get to eat enough of these. Guess there's one solution to that.

In a large mixing combine the brown sugar,

eggs, oil, milk,

vanilla and pumpkin

and mix well. Add the flour,

baking powder, salt, cinnamon,


allspice and cloves and mix just until combined. Grease your donut pan, then fill the donut cups with the batter.

Bake for 12-14 minutes until donuts spring back when touched lightly.

Turn the donuts out of the pan and onto a wire rack. Cool for a bit. When donuts are cool enough to handle, melt the butter for coating. In a second dish, combine the cinnamon and sugar. Dip the donut in the butter

and shake off the excess.

Coat with the cinnamon sugar mixture

then place back on the wire rack to dry.

These are really delicious warm, and also great at room temperature. They'll keep for a couple days in an airtight containers. Or you could make your friends really happy by sharing these delicious donuts!

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Pumpkin Spice Donuts

3 1/2 cups flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. allspice
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
2/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
3 tsp. vanilla extract
1 - 15 oz. can solid pack pumpkin pumpkin
1 cup milk

For Coating:
1/2 cup butter, melted
2/3 cup sugar
1 Tbsp. cinnamon

In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and cloves together and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl whisk together the oil, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, pumpkin and milk until combined. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the mixture and stir until just combined, careful not to over mix.

Spoon batter into greased donut pans. Bake at 350 for 12-14 minutes, until donuts spring back when gently pressed. Turn donuts out onto a wire rack and allow to cool for a few minutes.

While the donuts are cooling, melt butter in one bowl and combine the sugar and cinnamon in another. When donuts are still hot (but not too hot to touch), quickly dip each donut in melted butter, then coat in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Serve immediately. Makes 18-20 donuts.


  1. This is very easy to make and I love pumpkin spice donut. Thanks for sharing the recipe.


  2. Mmm, pumpkin! These look so good!

  3. I just bought this donut pan and I love pumpkin - This recipe is a sign to make them

  4. These look delicious Sara! I can't wait to make them :)

  5. Sara, just looking at those is setting off cravings! Thanks for adding them to the collection. Cheers


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