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Baked Pumpkin Donuts

These incredible Baked Pumpkin Donuts are a fall staple! Easy to make and even easier to eat! 

Pumpkin Donut Recipe

I first made this recipe way back in 2012. In fact, it was one of the very first to appear here on the site! Most of the early treats I made slowly were forgotten or pushed to the back of my mind so imagine my surprise when these suddenly shot into my top TEN most viewed! The funny thing was that I had originally made them in a muffin tin and they didn’t resemble donuts AT ALL. They were more like pumpkin lumps…

>insert super embarrassed face here<

SO I decided it was time to remake them!

Baked Pumpkin Donut Recipe

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Holy crap, these are delicious! Like, melt-in-your mouth pumpkin flavor with the sweet addition of a cinnamon and sugar coating. It took all of the willpower I had not to eat all 18 of these things as they came out of the oven. I had four woofed down in the first few minutes and decided my waist would appreciate if I slowed down. PLUS I was probably going to need some for pictures.

Ingredients to make baked pumpkin donut recipe:

Pumpkin Donuts

Baked donuts are always a little more cake-like. Don’t expect the raised fried dough you’re used to, but also don’t expect to hear any complaints from anyone you serve these too.

How to make baked donuts:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Lightly mist your donut pan with non stick spray.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Combine 1/2 cup sugar with the butter in the bowl of an electric mixer. Stir with the paddle attachment on low speed until fluffy. Scrape the sides of the pan and add the egg, pumpkin, vanilla, and milk.
  4. Fold in the dry ingredients.
  5. Spoon or pipe into your prepared pans filling each space 1/2 full. Bake 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. While the donuts are baking whisk together the remaining 1/2 cup sugar with the cinnamon.
  7. Brush each baked donut with melted butter and roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
Baked Pumpkin Donut Recipe

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Baked Pumpkin Donuts

Yield: 12 donuts
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These incredible Baked Pumpkin Donuts are a fall staple! Easy to make and even easier to eat! 

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1-1/2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • For the topping:
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Lightly mist your donut pan with non stick spray.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Combine 1/2 cup sugar with the butter in the bowl of an electric mixer. Stir with the paddle attachment on low speed until fluffy. Scrape the sides of the pan and add the egg, pumpkin, vanilla, and milk.
  4. Fold in the dry ingredients.
  5. Spoon or pipe into your prepared pans filling each space 1/2 full. Bake 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. While the donuts are baking whisk together the remaining 1/2 cup sugar with the cinnamon.
  7. Brush each baked donut with melted butter and roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture.

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Esther Lord

Friday 15th of January 2016

Hi Jesseca, hope you enjoyed the holidays !! I wanted to make these little gems ever sense before Halloween and just did not get around to it. I am actually glad it worked out this way because, well, during the holidays everyone is so busy baking for everyone and his brother the same old request, which by the way, I love doing :) but this year, I saved a couple of "new" ( to me anyway ) recipes to try. Waiting until yesterday to make these was the ticket. I got to sit back and thoroughly enjoy them (well, one anyway, and man was it hard not to eat two of them :) Thank you for sharing. Happy New Year !!!

Whitney

Wednesday 14th of November 2012

Wow! I actually came here for the donuts (Pinterest find) but the giveaway was a great surprise! I'd love a mixer for baking, of course, but also for mashed potatoes!

jan

Wednesday 14th of November 2012

pizza dough. My family loves my homemade pizza

Brittany

Tuesday 13th of November 2012

I think the first thing I would make is my chocolate chip cookie dough pie...followed soon after by just about everything else that is a dessert

Michele Chavers

Sunday 11th of November 2012

I love baking, cooking, creating, etc...First thing I would make would be my Aunt Elvis' pound cake. Best I've ever tasted!!

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