Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts

Donuts. PUMPKIN donuts. BAKED pumpkin donuts. The most delicious pumpkin-y thing I've whipped up yet! I can't take any of the credit, though. This recipe came from The Blue Eyed Bakers. Yes, they are baked vs. fried, BUT they are dipped in melted butter and rolled in cinnamon & sugar. So not your healthiest option, but you can definitely skip the final touches and enjoy the plain baked donut. I'm sure it would be good, just not as good as these. Ok, I'll get down to the recipe now.

But first, go ahead and make a trip to Bed Bath & Beyond (or wherever in your town that you can find one of these pans) to purchase a donut baking pan. I know, how often will you actually use this thing? A lot since you can just as well whip up a muffin recipe and cook it in the donut pan instead of your muffin tins :). And it cost a whopping $6.99.

Baked Pumpkin Spiced Donuts

For Donuts:
1 3/4 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp allspice
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup milk

For Coating:
1/2 cup butter, melted
2/3 cup sugar
3 Tbsp cinnamon

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  
2) Butter a mini donut pan & set aside.
3) Mix flour, baking powder, salt & spices together in a medium bowl & set aside.
4) In a large bowl, whisk together oil, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, pumpkin & milk until combined. 
5) Slowly add the dry ingredients into the mixture & stir just until combined. Do not to over mix.
6) With a spoon, fill each donut cup with the batter. The donut cups should be fairly full, but not overflowing. 

Bake for 8-9 minutes, until donuts spring back when gently pressed (if you're using a larger donut pan, allow them to bake for 12-15 minutes).  Place baked donuts onto a wire rack & allow to cool.
While the donuts are cooling, melt butter in one bowl & combine the sugar and cinnamon in another.  When donuts are still hot (but not too hot to touch), quickly dip each donut in melted butter, then coat in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.  Serve immediately.

There are no more words. You just have to go make them. You will thank me (& the Blue Eyed Bakers)!

*Click HERE to print this recipe.

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