Pumpkin Donuts

"These pumpkin donuts are baked, made with wonderful warm spices, and rolled in cinnamon sugar after baking. And since they are baked and not fried, they come together in about 30 minutes!"

- Boston Girl Bakes

key ingredient

Pumpkin Puree


For the donuts: – all-purpose flour – baking powder – baking soda – salt – cinnamon – ginger – nutmeg – allspice – cloves – sour cream – milk – pumpkin puree – unsalted butter softened – packed light brown sugar – egg  – vanilla extract For the coating: – granulated sugar – cinnamon – unsalted butter melted

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Baked Pumpkin Donuts Recipe


16 Donuts



total time

30 Minutes

prep time

20 Minutes

1. Prep oven and pans. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease doughnut pans well with non-stick cooking spray. Make sure to grease not just the wells but the top of the pans as well.


2. Combine dry ingredients. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves.


3. Combine pumpkin milk and sour cream. In a small mixing bowl, stir together the sourcream milk and pumpkin puree. Set aside.


4. Combine wet ingredients. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream together the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add egg and vanilla and beat to combine.


5. Add flour in three additions. Alternate the flour in 3 additions with the pumpkin mixture, beginning and ending with the flour. Mix just until combined.


6. Add batter to pans. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of batter into each well of the pan. Or place batter into a piping bag (or sealable plastic bag) and pipe the donut batter into the pans. Do not overfill each well. You want to fill each donut about 1/2 full. Leftover batter can be refrigerated while the first batch bakes.


7. Bake donuts. Bake for about 10 minutes, until the tops spring back and a toothpick comes out clean. The tops should spring back when touched. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then remove from the pan and transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely. Finish baking remaining batter.


8. Dip donuts. In a small bowl, whisk together the sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Dip each donut into the melted butter and then roll in the sugar topping.


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