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Baked Pumpkin Donut Holes Recipe

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

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


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Not only do these pumpkin donuts scream Fall, but they are perfect for any time of the year.

Eat them on their own, or dip in coffee, you’ll have a win on your hands no matter what!

If you love this baked pumpkin donut holes recipe, you’ll love these Blueberry Muffins as well.

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BAKED PUMPKIN DONUTS

There’s no denying how delicious and amazing donuts are. We love to start our day with some good homemade donuts, and these pumpkin donuts are always a great choice!

The pumpkin flavor is simply out of this world, and it’ll be hard to stop at just one!

HOW TO MAKE BAKED PUMPKIN DONUTS:

Pumpkin Donut Holes 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 allspice
  • 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 cooling briefly before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.

Baked Pumpkin Donut Holes

Sugar 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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FAQS ABOUT BAKED PUMPKIN DONUTS

Q: How difficult is this pumpkin donut recipe?
A: It’s not hard at all! Just follow the directions and you’ll be eating donuts in no time!

Q: Can you fry these pumpkin donuts instead of baking them?
A: If you want to fry them, it’s worth a try. The flavor may be quite different though when fried.

Q: Will thse pumpkin donuts freeze well?
A: If you have extra, feezing them is always a good idea.

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Baked Pumpkin Donut Holes Recipe
 
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Tasty pumpkin donut holes with a delicious sugar glaze coating. Baked instead of deep fried.
Author:
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.

 

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

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Leela

Wednesday 4th of November 2015

They look delicious!

GiGi Eats

Thursday 1st of October 2015

Totally gaga over these!

rina

Wednesday 30th of September 2015

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?

Allie D.

Friday 25th of September 2015

This is fantastic! My my family loves donut holes, especially pumpkin! It's perfect for this time of year!

Melissa Pezza

Friday 25th of September 2015

I can't wait to give this recipe a try! I love donut holes, and pumpkin anything is always a winner with me.