Sunday, August 12, 2012

Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts

I've been loving the cooler weather we have been having the past couple of days. It reminds me a little of Indian summer even though that is still a month or so away. I even broke out my fall Yankee candles and have been burning my apple and cinnamon stick candles all weekend. The cool mornings have put me in the mood to make something autumn like and these donuts were the perfect breakfast treat. I also loved that they are baked instead of fried so I can feel somewhat less guilty! :)

Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup pumpkin puree
2 eggs
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 cup butter, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 For Coating:
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar
1-2 tablespoons cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a doughnut pan by spraying with non-stick cooking spray. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and pumpkin pie spice. Set aside. In another bowl, cream together the brown sugar, butter and pumpkin. Add in the eggs, mix well, then mix in the vanilla and milk. Stir in the reserved dry ingredients.
Place the mix in a large zip-top bag. Cut off the corner and pipe into the doughnut pan.
Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 10 minutes. Remove pan from oven, let rest for 5 minutes, then remove from pan and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.

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.

This recipe is also linked to this party


  1. These look really good! I love pumpkin anything!

  2. The fall time always brings the wonderful fall flavors. Pumpkin Spice is one of my favorites. I bet these are delicious.

  3. Oh I love this, esp since the fall is coming! Thanks for linking up to Heavenly Treats Sunday!

  4. I seriously can't wait for fall!! These look amazing...and yes, butter & cinnamon/sugar in perfect harmony...WOW! So happy you stopped by to party with me today!


  5. I am ready for fall!!! :) So pinning these.

    Stopping over from the Marvelous Monday Party :)

  6. These look divine! I'd love for you to share them at Mix it up Monday:

    I hope to see you soon :)

  7. Pumpkin Spice? *does happy dance* I love punkins! I cannot wait for fall when that pumpkin spice latte makes its appearance from Starbucks. This will be a perfect addition to it!

  8. OH Bridget... these are fall food at it's best! I will have to go out and get a donut pan just to make these, I am SERIOUS! You are a love for posting this!!!
    Please share this at ON THE MENU MONDAY, my weely foodie linky! Link goes live at 8:00 pm!

  9. These look and sound absolutely delish! Would love if you'd share with our Countdown to Fall link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week!

  10. I want a doughnut pan!!!! These look amazing! Almost like a pumpkin churro, yummm! Saw you over at A Little Nosh and am your newest follower! Hope you're having a great week!


  11. I haven't had these before, but they sound very interesting.


  12. Fantastic looking donuts!
    I actually never tasted pumpkin donuts and I'm dying to :)

  13. Did you say pumpkin spice? I'm in! Thank you for sharing at our
    Pinteresting Party!

  14. Just found your blog. These look amazing & I'll be trying them soon. So nice to have found a local blogger. We are from the Chicago burbs too.

  15. YUM! Can't wait for fall and all the lovely flavors it brings - I'm pinning these to make later!

  16. Looks delicious and I like the fact that they are baked too!

  17. Hi there, today I am collecting pumpkin recipes. Please do drop me a line on if you are ok with me linking to your post in my blog (Carole's Chatter). Cheers

  18. Wow...these look so good! It is so cold here today, it feels like the perfect day to bake a batch :)

  19. Thank you! I hope you enjoy them! :)


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