20 Delicious Pumpkin Recipes featuring Baked Pumpkin Donuts
Fall is right around the corner, and that means it’s time to break out the pumpkin recipes! Here are 20 delicious recipes to give a whirl this season – like these baked pumpkin donuts! Will you find a new favorite?
I recently purchased a donut pan and have been dying to try it out ever since! When Kristen from Ella Claire Inspired invited me to participate in her annual Taste of the Seasons blog hop, I knew exactly what I wanted to make when it came time to share a pumpkin recipe: baked pumpkin donuts!!
If you’re stopping by for the first time, I am so glad you’re here! Each week throughout the holidays we will be sharing recipes and decorating ideas to inspire you throughout the seasons! I am excited to share some of my favorite blogging friends with you, I know you’ll love them as much as I do! If you missed last week’s round of apple recipes, you can get them all here!
Sometimes when you start dreaming of a recipe, you fail a few times before nailing it. A little too much sugar or a little too much milk…This happened recently with some popsicles, which now that I think about it, we totally gave up on.
These pumpkin donuts though? We nailed it on the first try. These are *so* good. Not too sweet, and just the right about of dense to satisfy.
While I researched this recipe and referenced other baked donut recipes, I couldn’t believe that the temperatures called for 400-425 F. Yet, I decided to give it a go. Turns out, 400 F is the perfect temperature for baked donuts – just for future reference. Now I’d like to make baked donuts for every dessert!
While baked donuts are really just cake in cute packaging, there is just something so fun about the entire process of making them!
If you like the taste of pumpkin pie spice, you will LOVE these baked pumpkin donuts. If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice on hand, simply combine cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and ginger (that’s what we did!).
If you don’t happen to have a donut pan, not to worry – these could easily be made in a mini muffin tin! Also, if you don’t want to pull out a piping bag to pipe the batter into the donut pan, you can simply spoon the batter into a large ziplock baggie, then cut the tip off and voila; a makeshift piping bag!
I hope you enjoy these baked pumpkin donuts, and I encourage you to visit my other friends (links below), I know they’d love for you to stop by and say hello! As always, thanks so much for stopping by!
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 3/4 cup + 2 T milk - divided
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- pinch of salt
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 cup powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 400 F
1. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugars together until light and fluffy.
2. Add eggs and vanilla to the butter & sugar and beat until light and fluffy again.
3. Add milk and pumpkin puree into the same bowl as the butter & sugars, beat until thoroughly combined.
4. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, salt, baking powder, and pumpkin pie spice.
5. Using an electric mixer, gradually combine the flour mixture into the pumpkin mixture. Beat until thoroughly combined.
6. Use a piping bag to transfer batter into a donut pan. Bake at 400 F for about 10 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.
7. Allow the donuts to cool completely. Drizzle with glaze and enjoy!
For the glaze: Sitr together 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla extract, and 1 T milk. Add more milk as needed in 1 tsp increments until the consistency reaches that of glue.
Try drizzling one-ingredient crockpot caramel sauce
on top of these baked donuts!
20 Delicious Pumpkin Recipes
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