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Pumpkin Spice Donuts


  • 1¾ cups flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup pumpkin (canned)
  • ½ cup milk

For Topping:

  • ½ cup melted butter
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cinnamon


  1. In a small bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, with an electric mixer at medium-high speed, mix together oil, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, pumpkin and milk until combined.
  3. Pour dry ingredients into liquid ingredients and mix on low speed until moistened. Do not over mix.
  4. Fill each donut reservoir with about 2 tablespoons of batter.
  5. Bake about 4 to 5 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into donut comes out clean.
  6. Melt butter in a small bowl and combine the sugar and cinnamon in a paper bag.
  7. While donuts are still hot, dip each one in melted butter, then shake in the cinnamon-sugar mixture to add topping.

Yields approximately 24 donuts

26 Comments  [ hide ]

  1. OMG!!!!!!!!!! These are delicious! I just finished making them for my kids and they LOVE them. My oldest son has an egg allergy so the only modification I made was to replace the egg with ENER-G egg replacer….they are fabulous!!!!! Wish I could make them for the school Halloween party!

  2. I am so excited about this recipe. We used our doughnut maker for the first time today and love it. It is fun for the whole family. While we were making our cinnamon sugar doughnuts my husband asked if we could find a pumpkin spice recipe… here it is. Thank you very much

  3. I just made this recipe in my cake pop maker…YUMMERS! My family ate them up…have to make a second batch to take to Thanksgiving tomorrow. It made 4 dozen cake pops.

  4. Thank you for posting this recipe. We made these this morning and they are great. Perfect recipe! Light and not cakey. We did some wiith the sugar/cinnamon and others with cream cheese icing. Perfect fall treat!

  5. i made these donuts and my whole family loved them! I have also bought the Red Cupcake maker and i love it as much. The mini pies turn out great.

  6. made 2 batches of these this morning, and they were great. i used white whole wheat flour and in one batch, substituted nonfat vanilla yogurt for the oil. couldn’t tell the difference! will make these again.

  7. I’m going to make these for a friend for his birthday! He’s a big fan of pumpkin and cinnamon! :D I can’t wait to bake them.

  8. THESE ARE AWESOME! Used the cake-pop maker to make munchkins instead of actual doughnuts. Did not have pumpkin spice so I used 1 tsp of cinnamon and 1/2 tsp of nutmeg and they still came out amazing!

  9. Made these today in my cake pop maker – they are very good! For the topping, I just used melted cream cheese frosting. Perfect fall treat!

  10. This donut recipe looks soooooooo yummy! Can’t wait to make them…….by the way I love my donut and cake pop maker. They are so awesome!! :D

  11. These were my first attempt with my donut maker. Absolutely use the plastic bag/pastry bag method. They come out very even and pretty. This is a yummy recipe and for someone like me on Weight Watchers its just the right portion for something sweet. I used Splenda brown sugar, egg substitute and whole wheat flour. Next time I will try substituting apple sauce for the oil.

  12. I just made these donuts for my son and he loved them! Because he has a wheat and dairy allergy, I substituted the flour for white rice flour (1 1/4 cups) and brown rice flour (1/2 cup), the milk for soy milk, and the butter for soy margarine. For the topping, I mistakenly mixed the melted margarine with the sugar and cinnamon, so I dipped each dount in that mixture. It tasted like a cinnamon frosted donut, which was really good! Thanks for the great recipe!

  13. These are the best donuts ever. I made them the day after Christmas and they were just delectable! One tip I would say though is to only butter one side, if you don’t you end up with a extra amount of cinnamon sugar which makes it hard to eat. But if you like cinnamon sugar then butter up! Overall though they are the best doughnuts ever. The chocolate ones are terrible, and the Sour Cream ones were mediocre. But these were scrumptious, Thank you so much for the recipe!

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  15. Mine came out really dense. I don’t understand what i did wrong.? I used gluten free flour but the flour is one to one the better batter. the flavor was good but they came out like hard. Could i have beat the batter too much?

  16. These were great, but it was better when I coated the donuts with butter and sprinkled the cinnamon and sugar on the donuts instead of putting them in a bag (to much cinnamon).

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