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Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts


Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts

My goal by this time in my blogging life would have been to share at least one fried (yeast)doughnut with all of you. I haven't gotten there yet.

It's hard to believe that 3 years ago in November I shared a baked cake style donut. What happened since then? How could I not share any others? I can honestly say they were extremely loved by everyone here at our "baking headquarters"...actually, they were devoured in minutes and I did even leave a few to share with a dear neighbor.  This recipe yielded 8 donuts for me. I did fill the pan almost to the top.
Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts


Back to these cake style donuts. Can I tell you how much I love my Wilton donut making pan...just love it! I don't use it enough. It's so easy to put together a cake style donut recipe. The possibilities of what you could create are truly endless.

My kids are loving pumpkin every thing these days, so pumpkin it was!


If you ever get a mad craving for pumpkin donuts in the fall, you have to try making your own! These donuts are so easy to put together. They are filled with all of fall's warm spices and a gorgeous cake like texture. The cinnamon-sugar coating is that extra special touch that helps make these donuts one of our favorite fall recipes! If you don't have a piping bag, you could use a large zip-loc type bag and snip a bottom corner off after you fill it with the batter. It really helps to fill the donut tray with the batter to use a bag.


 Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts
Yield: 8 Donuts

Ingredients
  1. For Donuts:
  2. 1 3/4 cups flour
  3. 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  5. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  6. 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  7. 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  8. 1/8 teaspoons ground cloves
  9. 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  10. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  11. 1 egg
  12. 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  13. 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  14. 1/2 cup milk
  15. For Coating:
  16. 1/2 cup butter, melted
  17. 2/3 cup sugar
  18. 1-2 tablespoons cinnamon (more if you're a cinnamon lover)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven 350 F. Spray a donut pan with baking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt and spices; set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix oil, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, pumpkin and milk until combined.
  4. Slowly add in the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Stop 1/2 way in the process to scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula and incorporate it well.
  5. Using a pastry bag, fill each donut cup with the batter. Fill almost to the top. Bake 12-15 minutes, or until donuts spring back when gently pressed.
  6. Turn donuts out onto a wire rack and allow to cool for a few minutes.
  7. 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.

18 comments

  1. We love our donut pans as well and same here, any donut (and yes none have had yeast....I have a fear of yeast) I have made never sicks around long...Poof! These looks scrumptious!

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  2. I love pumpkin everything and I'm loving these are baked not fried! Awesome!

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  3. I love those doughnut pans, too. There's one in my basement somewhere :-) I need to go dig it out and get ready to make these for the absolute most perfect Thanksgiving breakfast.

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  4. Yay! I'm putting a donut pan on my Christmas list! Sounds delish!

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  5. I need a donut pan as well! I would love to make them at home, especially if they were pumpkin!

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  6. I've made this recipe before (with a different amount of spices) and it's sooo good! Best pumpkin donuts ever. :) And I'm with you on the fried donut thing. I don't know how I haven't posted one before!

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  7. These sound fantastic, and I'd give pretty much anything to eat one alongside my coffee right now, Lora. You know what's funny? I've been meaning to share a baked variety of doughnut on the blog for years...and yet, I've only done fried (seriously, I've never baked a doughnut). ;)

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  8. I'm with you, I love my donut pan too and certainly don't use it enough. Now I want donuts! These have that lovely pumpkin orange color and the cinnamon sugar on top is perfect.

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  9. These donuts look so tasty! I know I don't need them for my waistline or another baking pan in my kitchen, but it's awfully tempting to make a few batches of these for the holidays, especially for family and neighbors.

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  10. Our house loves donuts! I like that they are baked ;)

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  11. OMG I need a baker's dozen of these to bribe the peeps at the 9to9 - for a bit of holiday cheer - fabulous recipe - will have to give it a whirl!

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  12. I really need to get a donut pan so I can make these. I'm loving all the fall flavors in these delicious looking donuts!

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  13. I love frying up donuts but a donut pan is great when you want to be more healthy and not fill your house with the smell of oil! The pumpkin spice is the perfect flavor for fall!

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  14. Wow, these baked donuts look so tempting! I need to take out my donut pan & bake these using Butternut Squash.
    ~Judy

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