Moist baked pumpkin donuts, dunked in a spiced glaze.
To say these are truly yummy is an understatement. I have only made donuts (…doughnuts?…) one other time, they were baked banana donuts, and I thought they were amazing, too. BUT this glaze just puts them over the top!
I was lucky to have found this recipe at Flavors by Four. This yummy blog was my October Secret Recipe Club assignment. Flavors by Four is a blog that is hosted by a Mother/Daughter team of foodies — they each enjoy baking and cooking and take turns adding to their great recipe index!
I had my recipes narrowed down to three: their Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Ganache Drizzle, their Apple Pie Bars or their Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Cake Bars. (I am really embracing fall — can you tell? ) Finally I settled on the donuts, because, honestly, I wanted to use my cute pan again! I am super tickled that I did!
dunked in glaze while warm and cooling on the baking rack!
The original recipe had these tossed in cinnamon sugar, and I planned to do that to half of them. Until I tasted the glaze! OH BABY! Flavors by Four drizzled theirs in chocolate ganache, and I bet that was amazing, too. So, how ever you finish them off — give this recipe a try. You are sure to enjoy it!
For the Donuts:
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 3/4 cups + 2 Tablespoons flour
For the Glaze:
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 3-4 Tablespoons milk
- 2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon cloves
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray your donut pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Mix pumpkin, oil, eggs and sugar together in your mixer. Add in spices and baking power and salt mix. Slowly add in flour, mix until incorporated.
Spoon about 3-4 Tablespoons of batter into each donut section. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until tester comes out clean.
Let cool on rack for a couple minutes, then dunk in glaze while still slightly warm.
Whisk Glaze ingredients together, heat in the microwave until warm right before you dunk the donuts. Dunk the top, return to rack and let glaze set.
These are best when eaten right away. Don't cover/seal them in an airtight container, the glaze will get gooey and the donuts will get really wet. I left them on the baking rack, and when the glaze was set I covered them lightly with a tea towel.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 180 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 31mg Sodium: 115mg Carbohydrates: 29g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 26g Protein: 1g