Donuts…and Pumpkin…need I say more? It seems like with the beginning of Fall, I start craving Pumpkin flavored baked goods and Hot Cocoa…sometimes when it is still 90 degrees outside. The kids and I have become obsessed with our donut maker we found at Target several months ago…so we decided to give some Pumpkin Donuts a try…and…well, we were not disappointed.
Pumpkin Donuts Recipe:
1/2 cup oil (we use coconut)
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups canned pumpkin
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon plus a heaping
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 3/4 cups + 2 tablespoons flour
1/2 to 1 cup mini chocolate chips
1/8 cup sugar
cinnamon to liking
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Beat everything together until smooth.
Pour into a greased donut baking pan or in a donut maker.
Fill donut impressions 3/4 full.
Bake for about 16 minutes or until fully cooked in a donut pan.
Carefully remove from pan and let cool for 5 minutes.
Cover with Cinnamon and Sugar mixture.
You can forego the cinnamon and sugar and/or the chocolate chips…but would you really want to? If you are going to have a dessert…you might as well have dessert. And…if they are the mini donuts…well you might even be able to have two!
My family really loved these donuts…but you can’t really blame them. We made them for the big rival college football game we had a couple of weeks ago. Unfortunately our team lost. But we still had a great time watching the game.
I am thinking these may have had a little to do with that! ;)
And…if you don’t have a donut pan or a donut maker…you can still make these in the form of a muffin! Just bake them for about 22 minutes and then dip the muffin top into the cinnamon and sugar mix!
Are you a fan of pumpkin desserts? What are some of your favorites?
If you like these…you may be interested in these Peppermint Candy Cane Donuts!