Pumpkin Spice Donuts

Move over Krispy Kreme: you're going to fall in love with these pumpkin spice donuts!

This mouth-watering treat has become a seasonal favorite in my household. These baked cake donuts can be topped with a pumpkin spice–sugar mixture and/or a maple glaze. Ridiculously easy to make. Insanely tasty. Incredibly soft and pillowy. What more could you ask for?

Donut Batter

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin spice mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled

Maple Glaze (covers one dozen)

  • 1 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 tablespoons 100% pure maple syrup
  • 2-3 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Sugar – Pumpkin Spice Coating (covers one dozen)

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice mix
  • In a separate bowl: 1/4 stick unsalted butter

Making the Donuts

  • Preheat oven to 325°. Coat a donut pan with cooking spray oil.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, pumpkin spice mix, Kosher salt, and baking soda until combined.
  • Add the pumpkin puree, 2 eggs, whole milk, and melted and cooled unsalted butter. Stir until combined; do not over mix! Spoon into donut pan.
  • Bake 8-11 minutes in preheated oven. When donuts are ready, they should spring back when touched.

Maple Glaze Topping (covers one dozen)

  • In a medium bowl, mix confectioner’s sugar, unsalted butter (melted and cooled), maple syrup, water, and vanilla extract until combined.
  • Dip the top of the donut into the glaze, let it drip off the excess, and place on cooling racks to set.

Sugar Pumpkin Spice Coating (covers one dozen)

  • In a small-medium mixing bowl, mix sugar and pumpkin spice mix until combined. 
  • Melt butter in the microwave at 20 second intervals until melted.
  • Once donuts have cooled use a pastry brush, brush donuts with butter and toss in the sugar pumpkin spice mixture until coated.

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