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Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Maple Glaze

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These baked pumpkin donuts are ready to eat in about 30 minutes fresh from your oven. Made from scratch, these pumpkin spice cake donuts are the perfect fall treat for breakfast or dessert. You are going to love this easy donut recipe.

Baked Pumpkin Donuts with maple frosting and dusted with cinnamon

If you love pumpkin season desserts, you will love these pumpkin spice cake donuts. They are easy to make and ready to eat in about 30 minutes. They are baked donuts, not fried. Plus you can eat these delicious homemade cake donuts with or without the maple icing.

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Pumpkin Spice Donut Ingredients

Simple ingredients that you can find at your grocery store. Most will likely already be in your cabinets.

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of pure pumpkin puree, like this (Not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1/4 cup milk (you can substitute pumpkin spice creamer)
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (you can substitute olive oil)
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice, like this
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda

Maple Glaze Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup salted butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp milk (can substitute pumpkin spice creamer)
  • 1 tsp maple extract
  • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
Baked Pumpkin Donuts with maple frosting dusted with cinnamon

Tools Needed

Donut pan, like this. You can use a mini donut pan or one for full size donuts. The number of donuts you make will depend on the size pan you use.

A large mixing bowl for the wet ingredients. You will pour the dry ingredients into this bowl which is why it needs to be large.

A medium mixing bowl for mixing the dry ingredients.

Whisk for mixing the recipe together. Mix the dry ingredients first so you won’t need to get two whisks dirty.

Measuring cup and measuring spoons.

Piping bag or sandwich bag for piping the pumpkin doughnut batter into the baking pan.

Scraper Spatula for scraping the bowl.

Donut Recipe Directions

Y’all this recipe is so easy you won’t even need to drag out a mixer. A good whisk is all you need and a couple of mixing bowls. Let’s get started baking some delicious homemade pumpkin donuts.

First

Preheat the oven to 350°.

In a large bowl, add the pumpkin puree, eggs, milk, coconut oil and vanilla extract. Whisk everything together until well combined. Set aside.

Two

In a medium bowl, add the flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin spice, and salt. Whisk until well combined.

how to measure flour

BAKING TIP

Always measure your flour into the measuring cup and use the back of a knife to scrape the flour off level with the top of the cup for an exact measurement.

Mixing ingredients for baked donuts

Three

Add the dry mixture to the pumpkin mixture and mix until smooth.

Spray your donut baking pan with nonstick spray.

donut batter in a piping bag

Bake

Now, spoon or pour the donut batter into a piping bag or use a ziptop bag with a corner snipped off. Fill each section of the donut baking pan about ¾ full.

Piping donut batter into the baking pan

Bake the donuts in the middle of the oven for about 12-14 minutes, or until fully cooked. You can use the toothpick test to check if they are done. A toothpick inserted into the center that comes out clean means they are done.

Cool then frost

Remove from the oven and cool on a cooling rack before frosting.

While the donuts are cooling, prepare the maple glaze.

Baked pumpkin spice cake donuts glazed and plain ready to eat

Maple Glaze Recipe

A quick and easy maple frosting or glaze. I dipped my donuts but you can pour the glaze over the top if you like. Just sit your cooled donuts onto a wire rack over a baking pan to catch the drippings.

Measure the powdered sugar into a medium bowl.

In a medium bowl, melt the butter. Then add the maple syrup and milk to the melted butter and stir to combine.

Now add the powdered sugar and whisk until smooth.

Frosting the donuts by dipping the tops into the glaze

Once your pumpkin cake donuts are cooled, dip each donut in the glaze on the top half of the donut.

Optional: Dust your frosted donuts with a little cinnamon. Maybe dust a few with cinnamon, leave some without.

Serve and enjoy!

Baked Pumpkin donuts frosted with maple icing

This recipe is so simple. You whisk together the wet ingredients and you whisk together the dry ingredients. Then you combine the two and whisk some more. Then you pour and bake. The final result is delicious homemade cake donuts. Plus your house smells ahhmazing!

Serve your homemade pumpkin cake donuts for a delicious fall breakfast or dessert. They are great to take to a potluck or an office party because they are finger food.

Storage

You can store your pumpkin doughnuts in an airtight container on the kitchen counter for a couple of days if you have any leftovers.
Make these a day ahead to take to Autumn parties.

Yield: 12

Baked Pumpkin Donuts

Baked Pumpkin Donuts with maple frosting and dusted with cinnamon

These baked pumpkin donuts are ready to eat in about 30 minutes fresh from your oven. Made from scratch, these pumpkin spice cake donuts are the perfect fall treat for breakfast or dessert.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of pure pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup milk (you can substitute pumpkin spice creamer)
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (you can substitute olive oil)
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda

Maple Glaze Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup salted butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp milk (can substitute pumpkin spice creamer)
  • 1 tsp maple extract
  • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. In a large bowl, add the pumpkin puree, eggs, milk, coconut oil and vanilla extract. Whisk everything together until well combined. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, add the flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin spice, and salt. Whisk until well combined.
  4. Add the dry mixture to the pumpkin mixture and mix until smooth.
  5. Spray your donut baking pan with nonstick spray.
  6. Add the dry mixture to the pumpkin mixture and mix until smooth.
  7. Spray your donut baking pan with nonstick spray.
  8. Bake the donuts in the middle of the oven for about 12-14 minutes, or until fully cooked. You can use the toothpick test to check if they are done. A toothpick inserted into the center that comes out clean means they are done.

Cool then frost

  1. Remove from the oven and cool on a cooling rack before frosting.
  2. While the donuts are cooling, prepare the maple glaze.
  3. Measure the powdered sugar into a medium bowl.
  4. In a medium bowl, melt the butter. Then add the maple syrup and milk to the melted butter and stir to combine.
  5. Now add the powdered sugar and whisk until smooth.
  6. Once your pumpkin cake donuts are cooled, dip each donut in the glaze on the top half of the donut.

Notes

Glaze Note: Use only one teaspoon of milk for a much thicker glaze if you like.

Optional: Dust your frosted donuts with a little cinnamon. Maybe dust a few with cinnamon, leave some without.

The number of servings will depend on the size of your donut pan.

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