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Old Fashioned Homemade Pumpkin Spice Donuts Recipe

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Old Fashioned Pumpkin Spice Donuts Recipe

This Old Fashioned Pumpkin Spice Donuts recipe is the perfect fall recipe! Add it to your breakfast menu or your autumn snack rotation for a quick and easy on the go treat.

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white plate with pumpkin spice donuts on fall colored plaid table cloth

It is pumpkin spice season! Let’s celebrate by making a tasty breakfast treat that has been around for decades. These pumpkin spice donuts are actually an old fave and from a recipe that has been around since the 1950’s.

Hard to believe that retro housewives use to love pumpkin spice as much as we do now, huh? Take a look at this simple pumpkin spice donuts recipe and give it a try. Even if you have never made donuts before, don’t be scared! You can handle this.

For this donut recipe, we are going to bake the donuts instead of frying them. It would be more traditional to fry them, I know. But for first time donut makers I think we will take it slow.

pumpkin spice donuts on white plate

Ingredients:

  • Vegetable Oil
  • Flour
  • Eggs
  • White Granulated Sugar
  • Pumpkin Purée or Freshly Cooked Pumpkin
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Salt
  • Baking Powder

Note: If you are unable to find pumpkin pie spice, you can substitute with a combination of 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of nutmeg. I use ginger sparingly but you can add a dash of that as well.

pumpkin spice donuts on white plate with cinnamon sticks on side

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

2. Beat together the sugar, oil, pumpkin puree, spices of choice, baking powder, flour, and salt until blended well.

3. Spoon the mixture into a well greased donut pan. You want each compartment to be about 3/4 of the way full. This way, you give the donuts room to expand.

4. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

5. Test your donuts with a toothpick to see if the pick comes out clean. If not, bake for an additional 2-3 minutes or until toothpick tests clean.

6. Allow the donuts to cool before removing from the pan. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.

NOTE: You can store these pumpkin spice donuts safely in an air tight container for a day or two until you are ready to serve. I avoid putting them in plastic baggies as they tend to retain moisture and get moldy fast.

pumpkin spice donuts on white plate with cinnamon sticks on side

Are you inspired yet? These pumpkin spice donuts are perfect for a weekend breakfast, or you can make them the night ahead and enjoy them for breakfast any day of the week.

At our house, we love them for an after dinner snack when the munchies hit. They go well with ice cream, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, the list goes on.

Try them, won’t you? This is a fun fall recipe you will want to add to your recipe box asap!

Baked Pumpkin Donuts

Old Fashioned Pumpkin Spice Donuts

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups white granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups pumpkin purée or freshly cooked pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar (for sprinkling)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

Instructions

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


    Beat together the granulated sugar, oil, pumpkin puree, spices of choice, baking powder, flour, and salt until blended well.

    Spoon the mixture into a well greased donut pan. You want each compartment to be about 3/4 of the way full. This way, you give the donuts room to expand.

    Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

    Test your donuts with a toothpick to see if the pick comes out clean. If not, bake for an additional 2-3 minutes or until toothpick tests clean.

    Allow the donuts to cool before removing from the pan. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.

Notes

You can store these pumpkin spice donuts safely in an air tight container for a day or two until you are ready to serve. I avoid putting them in plastic baggies as they tend to retain moisture and get moldy fast.

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