I love everything pumpkin flavored and these Pumpkin Spice Donuts are the perfect treat to welcome Fall this year.

Pumpkin Spice Donuts

Pumpkin Spice Donuts

Fall has always been my favorite time of year.  When we moved to the desert a few years back I realized just how much I loved fall because I no longer had it.  We have 3 seasons: hot, really hot and less hot. 🙂  But one of my favorite things about Fall is the smell of pumpkin pie, bread, cookies, etc and so to bring a little bit of Fall into my life I bake treats like Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts.

 

Pumpkin Spice Donuts

 We originally made these a couple of years ago and I can’t believe how little he looks!  As always, I had plenty of kitchen help.  Whenever I start baking my boys push anything they can find over to stand on and “help”.  But how could I refuse this face?  (And, yes, I’m very aware that he needed a haircut. 🙂  )

Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar (divided)
  • 1 1/2 cups canned pumpkin
  • 2 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (divided)
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 3/4 cups + 2 tbls flour
  • 1/2 cup butter melted

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° if using a standard Donut Pan.  I used my Babycakes Donut Maker and just had to plug it in. 😉  Lightly grease the pans.
  2. Beat together the oil, eggs, 1 1/2 cups of sugar, pumpkin, 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice, salt, and baking powder until smooth.Pumpkin spice donuts
  3. Add the flour and stir just until smooth.
  4. Fill the wells of the donut pans about 3/4 full.  I used my Pampered Chef Easy Accent Decorator or us could use any cake decorating bags
    Pumpkin Spice donuts
  5. Bake the donuts for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned.  If using the Babycakes Donut Maker it only takes 3-5 minutes.
  6. Remove the pumpkin spice donuts from the oven and after about 5 minutes transfer them to a rack to cool.  With Babycakes, remove right away.Pumpkin Spice Donuts
  7. Microwave butter until melted in microwave safe bowl.
  8. In another bowl mix 1 C of sugar with 1 tsp of Pumpkin Pie spice.
  9. Roll warm donuts in butter and then coat with Sugar/spice mixture.
  10. Enjoy while warm or let cool.  Either way they are yummy!

Pumpkin Spice donuts

 Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts Printable Recipe:

 

Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts
Author: Kara
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar (divided)
  • 1 1/2 cups canned pumpkin
  • 2 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (divided)
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 3/4 cups + 2 tbls flour
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease two donut pans.
  3. Beat together the oil, eggs, 1 1/2 cups sugar, pumpkin, 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice, salt and baking powder until smooth.
  4. Add the flour and stir just until smooth.
  5. Fill the weels of the donut pans about 3/4 full.
  6. Bake the donuts for 15-18 mins or until they are lightly browned.
  7. Remove the donuts from the oven, and after about 5 minutest transfer them to a rack to cool.
  8. Microwave butter until melted.
  9. In a separate bowl combine 1 cup sugar and 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice.
  10. Roll donuts in butter and then toss in sugar/spice mixture.
  11. Let cool or enjoy warm.

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