I came across this recipe but I didn’t have all the spices listed, so I made some modifications and came out with a treat that barely lasted 30 minutes before they were gobbled up!
pumpkin spiced donut holes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Yield: 28+ holes
- 1 & 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp + 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp ground cloves
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup canned plain pumpkin
- 1/2 cup fat-free lactose-free milk
- 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 2 Tbsp cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 24 cup mini muffin tin with nonstick spray.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. In a separate large bowl on the stand mixer, combine the oil, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, pumpkin and milk until smooth.
- Add about half the amount of the dry ingredient to the wet ingredients and stir until combined. Add the remaining dry mixture and mix until combined - don't overdo it, you just want the dry ingredients to be mixed in just enough to disappear.
- Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
- Remove the muffins from the oven and allow to cool for 2 minutes - they will still be warm to the touch, but that is OK.
- Dip the muffins/holes into the melted butter and then roll them in cinnamon-sugar mixture to coat. Work quickly so the holes stay hot (if needed you can re-heat the butter once).
- Serve immediately.
I made two batches of these – one that was reduced-sugar and one that was full-on sugary goodness. While I’m an advocate for the sugar-substitutes in some recipes, this recipe didn’t shine as much with the sugar substitute. I’d recommend making it with real sugar since it crystalizes a lot better, but you could use the sugar substitute if you wanted.
Being the lover of all things fall, I am so excited to experiment with more pumpkin recipes, as well as some other beloved fall flavors!