Pumpkin Spice Donuts
Recipe type: Breakfast
  • 1¾ cups flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon allspice (I didn't have any on hand so I skipped this)
  • ⅛ teaspoons ground cloves
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil (I used coconut oil, melted)
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons cinnamon (depending on your taste)
  1. Preheat oven 350 F. Lightly grease your donut pan with butter or shortening and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt and spices together and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl (or the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment) whisk together oil, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, pumpkin and milk until combined. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the mixture and stir until just combined, careful not to over-mix.
  4. Using a pastry bag or a steady hand and a spoon, fill each donut cup with the batter. I was too lazy to dig out a pastry bag so I used a ziplock bag and snipped off one corner. It was perfect for filling a nice, thick ring of batter into each donut cup. The donut cups should be about ¾ full so they don't overflow.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until donuts spring back when gently pressed. Turn donuts out onto a wire rack and allow to cool for a minute or so.
  6. While the donuts are cooling, combine the sugar and cinnamon in bowl or paper lunch bag. When the donuts are still hot (but not too hot to touch), quickly dip each one into the cinnamon-sugar mixture. When you’ve dipped the last of the 6 (if you’re using the pan I bought from Target), go back to the first one and dip them all once more.
  7. When you’ve baked up all the batter and double dipped each donut, store them in an airtight container for a couple hours before dipping into cinnamon sugar one last time. Serve them and enjoy!
Recipe by Daily Rebecca at http://www.dailyrebecca.com/2012/09/pumpkin-spice-donuts/