I love donuts. Like on a serious level. If I knew there wouldn’t be serious health consequences I’d eat them every day. But, since I do they’re always a treat for me. Since this is the season of everything pumpkin and I love to bake, I decided to test out a recipe for pumpkin donuts.
1 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup oil
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp flour
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp salt
1 3/4 tsp baking powder
- Preheat the oven to 350
- Mix the first five ingredients, your wet ingredients, in a bowl.
- Mix the dry ingredients.
- Slowly add your dry ingredients to your wet ingredients.
- Fill each donut slot to the top
- Bake for 15-20 minutes
- Remove from pan and let cool for 5-10 minutes on a rack
- Toss your donuts in your sugar or glaze
I tossed half of my donuts in cinnamon sugar and the other half in a maple glaze. I’m not even going to lie to you, I just eyeballed the cinnamon sugar so I don’t have measurements for it. But making cinnamon sugar is pretty full proof, and you can also buy it premixed. The glazed donuts tasted fine but the consistency of the glaze was super thin and I couldn’t get it to thicken up. They were also really sticky. Don’t get me wrong, I definitely still ate them but I don’t want to give you the recipe for the glaze since it was flawed. Overall, my first run with making donuts wasn’t perfect but they tasted great and they were a hit among my aunts!