I absolutely love pumpkin spice, and baked donuts are one of my favourite things to make. They’re also really easy to make! So Pumpkin Spice Baked Donuts are the perfect combination for me. They are packed with Autumn spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, they are deliciously moist and drizzled with a sweet cinnamon icing. Grab yourself some donut pans to make this recipe (check the Amazon link towards the end of this post) and you’ll be surprised at how easy they are to put together!
Step by step…
To make the donuts I mixed together eggs, pumpkin puree, caster sugar, vegetable oil and milk. In another bowl I stirred plain flour, cinnamon, mixed spice, nutmeg and ginger together.
I added the dry ingredients to the wet ones and whisked until smooth. Then I poured the batter into my greased donut pans and baked for 12 minutes.
When they were baked I put them on a cooling rack to cool completely. I made cinnamon icing for the donuts by adding water to icing sugar and cinnamon. Then I drizzled it over the Pumpkin Spice Baked Donuts.
Do I need a donut pan to make this recipe?
The simple answer is yes! I highly recommend investing in a donut pan* (or two!), they are not expensive and they’re easy to obtain from Amazon, plus there are so many yummy baked donut recipes on my blog that you’ll be able to make with them!
Can you make pumpkin puree from scratch?
Yes! If you can’t get hold of the canned version (the two brands I known of are Libbys and Baking Buddy) then you can make pumpkin puree from scratch. A 2kg pumpkin will give you roughly 675g pumpkin puree. The good news is, if you have too much you can freeze pumpkin puree. What you need to do is slice up the pumpkin, deseed it and scoop out the flesh. You can either roast or steam the pieces until soft – use a knife to check tenderness. Allow the pumpkin to cool. Remove the flesh from the skin and then use a blender to puree the flesh. You now have pumpkin puree!
Wow these Pumpkin Spice Baked Donuts were tasty! They were light, moist and full of spices. My friends and colleagues loved these donuts, and many yummy noises were made! I do find you just can’t eat one!
Recommended equipment & ingredients*
|Donut tin||Mixing bowls||Cooling rack|
|Kitchen scales||Pumpkin puree||Mixed spice|
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More pumpkin recipes…
|Easy Pumpkin Traybake||Pumpkin Pie||Pumpkin Scones||Pumpkin Cheesecake Chocolate Brownies|
|Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake (No Bake)||Pumpkin Cupcakes||Gingerbread & Pumpkin Cake Truffles|
Pumpkin Spice Baked Donuts
Spiced autumn treats with cinnamon icing
For the donuts
- Butter or baking spread for greasing
- 2 Eggs large
- 175 g Pumpkin puree
- 175 g Caster sugar
- 150 ml Milk Cow's or plant milk will both work
- 30 ml Vegetable Oil
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp Mixed spice
- 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp Ground ginger
- 225 g Plain flour
For the icing
- 100 g Icing sugar
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4 and grease two donut tins with the butter
Mix together the caster sugar, milk, vegetable oil, pumpkin puree and eggs in a bowl with a whisk
In another bowl stir the plain flour, cinnamon, mixed spice, ginger and nutmeg together
Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and whisk together well
Divide the batter between the trays. You can put the batter into a piping bag to make it a bit neater to dispense into the trays, but you can do it with a spoon too
Bake them for 12 minutes, then remove them from the tin (I use a spoon to gently prise them out) and leave to cool on a cooling rack
Stir the icing sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl and add enough water to make a drizzling icing
Set the donuts onto a rack with a baking tray underneath to catch any drips
Either put the icing in a piping bag and drizzle it over the donuts or use a spoon to drizzle it
Store leftovers in an airtight container and eat within 3 days
Mixed spice is a British spice blend containing Cinnamon, Coriander Seed, Nutmeg, Clove, Pimento, Ginger. If you can't get hold of it, use a Pumpkin Spice mix instead
If you like this, check out more of my Donut recipes!
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