Baked Pumpkin Donut Holes Recipe

Traditional donut holes are oh-so-yummy, but this fall inspired recipe is even better! This pumpkin donut holes recipe combines pumpkin pie seasoning blends, pumpkin puree, and a sweet sugar glaze.

Baked Pumpkin Donuts Holes

Pumpkin Donut Holes Recipe



Donut Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp all spice
  • 1 egg, room temp
  • ¼ cup pumpkin puree
  • 3 tbsp whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp canola oil

Donut Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prep the donut hole pan with baking spray.

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Combine flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and sugar.

In a large bowl add the egg, pumpkin, milk, vanilla and oil. Whisk the wet ingredients together. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Gently mix the ingredients together. Do not over-mix the donuts.

Spoon the batter into a pastry bag with a large tip. Squeeze the batter into a greased donut pan. Bake for 8 minutes at 350 degrees.

Allow to cool briefly before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.

Baked Pumpkin Donut HolesSugar Glaze Ingredients:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, room temp
  • 2 ¾ cup Powdered sugar
  • 2 cup heavy whipping cream

 

Glaze Directions:

Melt butter in a double boiler.

Add sugar and heavy whipping cream in a bowl, stirring to combine. Add the sugar and cream mixture to the double boiler. Whisk to combine.

Continue to stir and bring to a boil. Remove from heat once boiling. Pour into a bowl allowing to cool slightly.

Dip doughnuts in the glaze and place on a pan lined with parchment paper.

Pumpkin Donut Holes

Because these bake in just 8 minutes, the whole recipe can be ready and enjoyed in less than 15 minutes! That makes these totally do-able even on a busy school morning with a bit of planning. You can also roll them in powdered sugar if you prefer the powdered sugar donut holes.

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Pumpkin Donut Holes Recipe

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Tasty pumpkin donut holes with a delicious sugar glaze coating. Baked instead of deep fried.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Ingredients:
Donut Holes:
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp all spice
  • 1 egg, room temp
  • ¼ cup pumpkin puree
  • 3 tbsp whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
Sugar Glaze:
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, room temp
  • 2 ¾ cup Powdered sugar
  • 2 cup heavy whipping cream
Directions:
Donut Prep:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prep the donut hole pan with baking spray.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and sugar.
  3. In a large bowl add the egg, pumpkin, milk, vanilla and oil. Whisk the wet ingredients together. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Gently mix the ingredients together. Do not over-mix the donuts.
  4. Spoon the batter into a pastry bag with a large tip. Squeeze the batter into a greased donut pan. Bake for 8 minutes at 350 degrees.
  5. Allow to cool briefly before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.
Glaze:
  1. Melt butter in a double boiler.
  2. Add sugar and heavy whipping cream in a bowl, stirring to combine. Add the sugar and cream mixture to the double boiler. Whisk to combine.
  3. Continue to stir and bring to a boil. Remove from heat once boiling. Pour into a bowl allowing to cool slightly.
  4. Dip doughnuts in the glaze and place on a pan lined with parchment paper.

 

Best of all, because these are baked pumpkin donut holes, there is little mess and they’re not so bad for you as the deep fried alternative.

Head over to try our yummy Pumpkin Roll recipe next! It’s the perfect time for delicious fall treats!

Pumpkin Roll recipe

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Hi, I'm Janel! I'm the owner and lead blogger here at A Mom's Take. I have five little boys age 8 and under. I am a Phoenix based mom blogger and love the sun. I love to travel and have been known for planning trips specifically to hit the roller coasters! I enjoy digital scrapbook and design and I'm obsessed with board games.

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Baked Pumpkin Donut Holes Recipe — 21 Comments

  1. My kids love donuts, but I don’t like to make it because it is fried. This baked version is perfect, I’ll try this at home. Btw, ,if I don’t have donut pan, can I just use a muffin pan to make this? Will the shape difference matter?

  2. these look delicious! And the perfect treat for Fall as well with the pumpkin flavor… might have to try them soon!

  3. This is a dangerous recipe for me: I would not have any control and just keep right on eating all of them :)

  4. Oh those look so good! Carter loves donut holes! I have to try these for him! Pefect for fall and Halloween!

  5. These sound so delicious and fun to make. I need to get a donut hole pan to make these. I think this is a good Fall snack to make!

  6. These look SO easy and delish! And slightly healthier since they’re baked, right ? ;) Great seasonal treat either way.

  7. I love this time of year and all things pumpkin! I never would have thought of pumpkin donut holes, these look SO yummy! I can’t wait to try them, thanks for sharing this recipe!

  8. I’ve read so many delicious doughnut recipes. I keep thinking that I need to eat healthier, but I do love the occasional treat! I just need to buy some doughnut pans already!

  9. These sound good and I just pinned. I actually cheat and make them donuts and donut holes usting the bisquits in a can. I just might do it right finally.