Friday, October 26, 2012

Pumpkin Donuts~Blogtoberfest 2012 Day 26

Hi Friends,
My friend, Meeling, from The Hairy Peach, posted a picture of pumpkin donuts on Facebook a couple of weeks ago.  She had made them and they looked soooo good.  I was really happy when she posted the recipe on her blog a few days later.

I made them last weekend and they were even better than they looked!  Here is Meeling's recipe.  I made a couple of changes.  I didn't have ginger so I used ground ginger.  I also added ground cloves.

(Yields 12 donuts) 

  A scant 2 cups of all purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder - not leveled off
Pinch of salt
1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
Freshly grated nutmeg - about 1 teaspoon
Freshly grated ginger - about 1/2 teaspoon
Pinch of Allspice
(just a note that you could probably substitute Pumpkin Pie Spice for all the spices if wanted)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup brown sugar - not packed
1 egg
  2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  Approx 1 cup canned pumpkin 
(I doubled my recipe and used a full 15 oz can)
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup heavy cream

Preheat oven to 350º F
In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and spices and set aside. 
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; 
whisk oil, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, pumpkin, and milk/cream until combined. 
Add the dry ingredients gradually and stir slowly until combined. 
  Scrape batter in to a pastry bag or a 1 gallon zip bag with a corner cut off.
Fill each doughnut cup about 3/4 full with the batter.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until donuts spring back when gently pressed. 
Turn donuts on to a wire rack and allow to cool for a few minutes. 
Cinnamon Sugar Coating
(optional - but I mean really, why wouldn't you)

1/2 stick of unsalted butter melted
1/3 cup sugar
Cinnamon to taste - Approx 1 Tablespoon
Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a shallow bowl. 
While doughnuts are still warm, brush with melted butter and roll in cinnamon sugar mixture.

Have a great weekend and if you're on the east coast, BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES!!!!

xo Annette xo


  1. These look sooo yummy!
    Save one for me please ;-)

  2. Yum, Yum! I'm so glad that the blog post inspired you to make them. They are so good aren't they?!?!?!

    Your pictures make me want to make some more - I'm just not sure my waistline can handle it! ;-)

    Happy Friday!

  3. They look amazing, I was really excited when Meeling posted her photos but I am doing a low carb. thing right now, but just looking at then I think I gain a pound (He! He!)

    Have a lovely weekend, cheers, T. :)

  4. Oh wow - these look fantastic. I think I must make them.

  5. I've been meaning to try Meeling's recipe. It looks so good and sounds like it will taste divine.


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