Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Baked Pumpkin Donuts

Ready for more pumpkin recipes? Because there's even more to come after this! I used to not like pumpkin very much at all. I would just eat the pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving and that was it. Now I think I might be a little obsessed with it. But there is a lot you can bake with pumpkin! Pumpkin can be used in so many different way which is great. I might even make pumpkin cake pops one day.

This was a fairly good recipe. But unfortunately, the directions were way off. And some of the ingredient measurements were off too. But the end result was pretty good! They don't taste like most donuts do, but that's what makes them different. I used a cinnamon sugar topping on half of them and used a cinnamon glaze on the other half. I think I liked the cinnamon glaze ones better but the cinnamon sugar ones were pretty good too. If you don't have a doughnut pan, these can easily be made as muffins too.

Baked Pumpkin Donuts
adapted from Culinary Cory

2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin
2 eggs
3 tablespoons milk
1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 375 Degrees F. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg in medium bowl. Set aside. Cream together the butter and light brown sugar. Add the other wet ingredients and mix until well incorporated. With your mixer at medium speed, slowly add the dry sifted ingredients to the wet mixture. Mix until barely just combined. Do not over mix.

Spray the doughnut or muffin pan with cooking spray and fill each mold all the way with the pumpkin batter. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until the exterior springs back when touched. Allow to cool completely before topping each doughnut with glaze or cinnamon sugar.

Cinnamon Glaze

1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tablespoon milk
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Mix all ingredients together until mixture is slightly hard. Glaze should spread on evenly and should not be runny.

Cinnamon sugar

1 stick butter, melted
1 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon mixed together.
Dip doughnuts and butter and roll in cinnamon sugar.

Recipe Yield: makes 9 Donuts


  1. Your photo is making me fall in love with these. I have been scoping out donut pans. Do you have one? If you do, how do you like it? Does it work well?

  2. That is so soo cool! I have been wanting to make my own donuts for quite some time now. It just seems so hard but looking through this recipe.. i think i might be able to do it. I'm in love with pumpkin. :)

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    ps. it looks soooo yummy...

  4. Whats really nice donuts!! My kids love them but I dont like fry, so this recipe is awesome I will a try!! x gloria
    look wonderful

  5. Totally - I'm putting pumpkin in EVERYthing these days. Sometimes I wonder if I'll turn orange, but I'm sure it's ok. I just need to get this pumpkin obsession out of my system. :)

  6. oh this looks like the perfect fall treat!

  7. Very nice! My kids would love if I made these :)

  8. I wanted to ask.....the recipe that you have on this post.....is that the original or does it include the changed you made? I saw that you mentioned the recipe was off, so I was curious. I would like be possibly make these sometime soon.

  9. @Mysweetcreations Yeah I modified the recipe a little bit. But if you make them remember to use one cup of pumpkin instead of a whole can. I used a whole can so that's probably why they ended up sorta weird.