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Pumpkin Donuts Recipe

This fall, skip the vanilla donuts and go straight for these Pumpkin Donuts. You won’t regret making them! The pumpkin-flavored batter, baked in donut pans (no deep frying), covered in a cinnamon-sugar glaze.

Pumpkin Donuts

These mouth-watering fall donuts are easy to make and since they are not deep fried they are healthy too!

They’re so good you’ll be making them every fall.

Pumpkin Donuts are perfect with your morning coffee or an afternoon snack when you need something a little sweet.

In less than an hour, you’ll have soft, pumpkin-flavored donuts covered with a sweet glaze ready to enjoy!

HOW TO MAKE PUMPKIN DONUTS

Pumpkin batter is poured into donut pans and baked until golden brown then dipped into a delicious cinnamon-sugar glaze.

It’s a delicious snack the whole family will enjoy! Are you ready to get started?

You’ll find the specific ingredient amounts and detailed instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of this post.

Pumpkin Donuts on a napkin

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PUMPKIN DONUT INGREDIENTS

donut ingredients

This comforting Pumpkin Donut recipe uses everyday kitchen staples to create a delicious snack your family will love.

All you need is:

  • vegetable oil or canola oil
  • eggs
  • some sugar
  • pumpkin puree
  • all-purpose flour
  • pumpkin pie spice 
  • salt
  • baking powder
  • powdered sugar, 
  • a little bit of milk
  • cinnamon sugar 

PUMPKIN DONUT RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Coat donut pans with non-stick cooking spray.

donut process 1

In a large bowl beat together the oil, eggs, sugar, and pumpkin until smooth.

donuts process 2

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and baking powder.

Pumpkin donuts process 4

Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and combine until smooth.

Pumpkin Donuts

Next, fill the donut pan with the batter.

Bake the donuts until lightly browned.

Allow the donuts to cool on a wire rack.

Once the donuts are mostly cool, gently remove them from the pan.

If using glaze, let donuts cool completely, then dip into glaze.

In less than an hour, you’ll have a yummy fall snack that’s sure to become a new favorite!

donuts on a brown board

PUMPKIN DONUTS TIPS AND QUESTIONS

If you’ve never baked donuts in the oven, don’t worry! Below are some common questions and helpful tips.

Hopefully, this will answer any questions you may have.

If not, feel free to ask in the comments and I’ll answer the best I can.

HOW LONG DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO BAKE PUMPKIN DONUTS?

This Pumpkin Donut recipe takes approximately 43 minutes. TOTAL.

This includes:

  • About 3 minutes to mix the wet ingredients
  • Close to 2 minutes to mix the dry ingredients
  • Around 5 minutes to mix the batter and pour into the donut pans
  • 20 minutes to bake the donuts
  • 5 minutes of cooling time
  • 8 minutes to make the glaze and dip the donuts in it

CAN I USE CANNED PUMPKIN PIE FILLING INSTEAD OF PUMPKIN PUREE?

Yes! You can use pumpkin pie filling instead of pumpkin puree to make pumpkin donuts.

Make sure you skip adding the pumpkin pie spice to the batter since the canned pumpkin pie filling already contains it.

WHAT GOES WELL WITH PUMPKIN DONUTS?

Pumpkin Donuts go well with a wide variety of snacks and drinks.

Some of my personal favorites include:

Pumpkin Donuts

HOW DO I STORE PUMPKIN DONUTS?

You can store donuts in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze them for up to 3 months. 

WHAT ELSE CAN I ADD TO THIS PUMPKIN DONUT RECIPE?

This comforting pumpkin donut recipe not only tastes great, but it’s also incredibly versatile.

Try switching a little bit of the powdered sugar in the glaze for maple syrup to make a maple syrup flavored glaze. YUM!

Donuts with glaze

PUMPKIN DONUT RECIPE

Yield: 18

Pumpkin Donuts

Pumpkin Donuts on a napkin

This fall, skip the vanilla donuts and go straight for these Pumpkin Donuts. You won’t regret making them! Pumpkin flavored batter, baked in donut pans (no deep frying), covered in a cinnamon sugar glaze.

Prep Time 18 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cooling 5 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ cup oil, vegetable or canola
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 can, 15 oz pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling
  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice ** see notes
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder

Coating

  • Glaze: 2 cups powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon milk
  • Cinnamon Sugar for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Coat donut pans with non-stick cooking spray
  3. In a large bowl beat together the oil, eggs, sugar, and pumpkin until smooth
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and baking powder
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and beat just until smooth
  6. Fill donut pan about ¾ full ** see notes
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned
  8. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes
  9. Remove from pan
  10. If using glaze, let donuts cool completely, then dip into glaze

Notes

Spices - can also use ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg and ¼ teaspoon ground ginger

 

Donut pan - to make filling the pan easier, use a plastic decorator bag or resealable bag

 

Glaze - Add powdered sugar to medium bowl, add milk and whisk until smooth

Add additional liquid if the glaze is too thick. Dip donuts top side down into glaze and place on a wire rack to drip off excess.

Cinnamon Sugar - combine about ¼ cup granulated sugar with 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, sprinkle immediately over glazed donut

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

18

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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WHAT’S NEXT

I hope you enjoy this fall donut recipe as much as my family does!

If you get a chance to try it, let us know! Leave us a comment below, or share it with a picture on Instagram or Facebook! Don’t forget to tag us @kelly_reci_ and use the hashtag #Kellysthoughtsonthings so we can see what amazing meals you are cooking up!

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Cherry Lynn

Sunday 15th of November 2020

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