Pumpkin Donuts

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Cake Donuts! This easy homemade recipe makes soft, delicious Pumpkin Donuts that are ready in under 30 minutes! Recipe makes 1 dozen donuts. One of the BEST Fall Pumpkin dessert recipes!

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Cake Donuts! This easy homemade recipe makes soft, delicious Pumpkin Donuts that are ready in under 30 minutes! Recipe makes 1 dozen donuts. One of the BEST Fall Pumpkin dessert recipes!

Seriously, I love everything about this time of year. The beauty brought about by the changing of the seasons, the delicious fall produce being harvested daily, and the eager anticipation for the holiday season.

And lets not forget pumpkin! Now is the time of the year that pumpkin reigns supreme. In soups, chili, pancakes, pies and of course…baked goods, like these Baked Pumpkin Donuts!

This baked pumpkin donuts recipe is super easy to make and is ready in under 30 minutes! They are baked and not fried and made with simple ingredients! Plus the cinnamon sugar coating makes them absolutely irresistible!

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Cake Donuts! This easy homemade recipe makes soft, delicious Pumpkin Donuts that are ready in under 30 minutes! Recipe makes 1 dozen donuts. One of the BEST Fall Pumpkin dessert recipes!

If you’ve never tried making baked donuts at home, you’re in for a real treat. They’re very straightforward, no complicated methods or ingredients needed. If you have an oven and a donut pan, you can make donuts at home. If you follow me you might know I just recently got a donut pan a few days ago. A donut pan is one of those baking items I tell myself I need about 8x a month, but then I never buy it. Even if it’s only $12, I see it as an investment piece. How often will I really make donuts? Do I really need it? Maybe I should buy $12 worth of things I don’t need instead. In reality, buy the donut pan and bake donuts until your heart’s content. So worth it!

3 inch donut pan

Ingredients Needed For Pumpkin Donuts

The dough for this recipe is a simple mixture of oil, eggs, sugar, pumpkin purée, pumpkin pie spice, salt, baking powder, sugar, vanilla extract and flour. You’ll also need a little bit of cinnamon and extra sugar for the outside coating of the donuts.

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Cake Donuts! This easy homemade recipe makes soft, delicious Pumpkin Donuts that are ready in under 30 minutes! Recipe makes 1 dozen donuts. One of the BEST Fall Pumpkin dessert recipes!

How To Make Baked Pumpkin Donuts

The donut batter is whisked together by hand in minutes. That’s right, no mixer required. And you only need one bowl for this recipe!

Start by stirring together the oil, eggs, sugar, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, salt, baking powder and vanilla until fully combined. Now, stir in the flour and continue to mix until smooth.

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Cake Donuts! This easy homemade recipe makes soft, delicious Pumpkin Donuts that are ready in under 30 minutes! Recipe makes 1 dozen donuts. One of the BEST Fall Pumpkin dessert recipes!

I have to admit, it’s a little tricky transferring the donut batter into the donut pan without making a huge mess. But I have a trick that will save you from losing your patience and your mind. Once the batter is all mixed together, simply spoon it into a large zipped-top bag and pipe it into the donut cavities through a little corner you’ll cut out. I know it sounds weird, but it’s the easiest way to get the donut batter neatly into the donut pan. Plus, easy clean up.

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Cake Donuts! This easy homemade recipe makes soft, delicious Pumpkin Donuts that are ready in under 30 minutes! Recipe makes 1 dozen donuts. One of the BEST Fall Pumpkin dessert recipes!

Bake the donuts for 15 minutes. While they are baking, mix together the cinnamon and sugar, in a large plastic baggie, that you’ll use for the outside coating of the donuts.

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Cake Donuts! This easy homemade recipe makes soft, delicious Pumpkin Donuts that are ready in under 30 minutes! Recipe makes 1 dozen donuts. One of the BEST Fall Pumpkin dessert recipes!

Once donuts have cooled for about 5 minutes, one at a time, put your donuts in the baggie (one at a time) and shake lightly to cover. Remove donut from the bag and let each one cool completely.

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Cake Donuts! This easy homemade recipe makes soft, delicious Pumpkin Donuts that are ready in under 30 minutes! Recipe makes 1 dozen donuts. One of the BEST Fall Pumpkin dessert recipes!

Tips For Baked Donuts

  • Be careful not to overfill your donut pan, the indentations should be no more than 3/4 of the way full. If you add too much batter, the donuts will expand over the edges of the pan and lose their shape.
  • Let the donuts cool only 5 minutes before coating them in the cinnamon/sugar mix. If they are completely cool, the coating will not stick very well.
  • The donut batter can be made the night before, and then stored (covered) in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use it.
  • If you plan on eating the donuts the day they are made, simply leave them out on the cooling rack or on a serving dish at room temperature. To keep them fresher longer, store the pumpkin donuts in the refrigerator. I recommend putting them in a single layer in an airtight container. Stacking them can cause the loss of some of cinnamon/sugar coating. They will last at least two days.

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Cake Donuts! This easy homemade recipe makes soft, delicious Pumpkin Donuts that are ready in under 30 minutes! Recipe makes 1 dozen donuts. One of the BEST Fall Pumpkin dessert recipes!

 

Skip the trip to the donut shop and make these baked pumpkin donuts at home instead! They’ve got all the same great flavors without the grease. Once you taste these baked donuts, you’ll never want to go back to the deep fried variety. Try them this fall and watch the rave reviews come in!

Looking for more donut recipes? Try these favorites:

Chocolate Chip Donuts
Sugar Donuts
Chocolate Donuts (dairy free option)
Carrot Cake Donuts

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Baked Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Cake Donuts! This easy homemade recipe makes soft, delicious Pumpkin Donuts that are ready in under 30 minutes! Recipe makes 1 dozen donuts. One of the BEST Fall Pumpkin dessert recipes!

Pumpkin Donuts

Baked Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Cake Donuts! This easy homemade recipe makes soft, delicious Pumpkin Donuts that are ready in under 30 minutes! Recipe makes 1 dozen donuts. One of the BEST Fall Pumpkin dessert recipes!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword pumpkin donuts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 140 kcal

Ingredients

For the donuts

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

For the sugar coating

  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray donut pan with nonstick spray.

  3. Mix together oil, eggs, sugar, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, salt, baking powder and vanilla until combined.
  4. Stir in flour and continue to mix until smooth.
  5. Fill the donut pans up about 3/4 of the way.
  6. Bake donuts for 15-17 minutes.

  7. Remove from oven, let cool for 5 minutes, then remove donuts from pan.
  8. Combine sugar and cinnamon in large plastic bag.
  9. One at a time, put your donuts in bag and shake lightly to cover.
  10. Remove from bag and let cool completely. Store donuts in air tight container.

Recipe Notes

Recipe makes (12) 3 inch donuts, or (6) large donuts. If you are making large donuts adjust the time to 23-35 minutes. 

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