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Irresistable Baked Pumpkin Donuts

    These tasty Baked Pumpkin Donuts are fresh, flavorful, and easy to prepare as an at-home treat or an office snack. Grab your ingredients and follow this recipe to create the most flavorful fall donuts.

    As the seasons change, the craving for pumpkin-flavored deliciousness becomes inevitable. If you like donuts and like the taste of pumpkin spice, you will enjoy these donuts just as much as I do.

    How to eat these pumpkin doughnuts

    They are the perfect treat to have for a grab-and-go breakfast, after school snack, or even a dessert after dinner. You can take them on the go with you, eat them while at home, and even bring them to the office to share with some of your co-workers.

    The kids can eat them for breakfast or as a wholesome snack, too. If donuts are your thing, try this recipe, and you will not be disappointed with how these donuts taste.

    The glaze added to these pumpkin donuts brings out the pumpkin spice flavor and adds something extra with each bite. While the glaze is optional, it is a great way to top off these donuts to add that extra sweetness to them to taste even better. Are you a donut lover and want to do something different? Try these Donut Cookies.

    An overhead image of the pumpkin donuts on a plate and orange cake stand.

    Why you should bake your own

    Making your own, homemade pumpkin donuts is an excellent idea because you are baking from scratch. You know exactly what types of ingredients you will use to make the donuts, and you can get everything prepared in less than 30 minutes. When you want to have a quick, wholesome, and flavorful snack or breakfast, these are the perfect donuts to make.

    Ingredients needed

    An image of all the ingredients needed for this pumpkin donut recipe.

    When you are making these baked donuts, there are some ingredients that you need to have in the kitchen before getting started.

    • Pumpkin puree that is the base of these donuts and gives these donuts their great taste. Make it fresh from scratch for the best result.
    • Pumpkin pie spice to add sweetness and give the donuts more of a pumpkin pie flavor.
    • Powdered sugar for the glaze. It works better than granulated sugar, as it blends together easier.

    While there are several other ingredients that you will need to make these tasty treats, these are a few of the primary ingredients that bring these donuts to life when combined in a mixing bowl.

    Extra Tips

    • The recipe to follow makes 18 donuts, but if you have a smaller donut pan to make mini donuts, you should be able to create double the amount of donuts.
    • These donuts call for a tasty glaze topped with cinnamon sugar, but you can skip it if you do not like the taste of cinnamon sugar.
    • These donuts do taste great plain, but they also go perfectly with ice cream, yogurt, and even when dipped in a cold glass of milk.

    After baking

    Give the donuts a few minutes to cool down before you pick them up and begin eating them. If you add glaze, let them cool down completely before adding the glaze.

    How to store

    Store your donuts in an airtight container at room temperature. The coldness of a fridge will make them become hard.

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    Baked Pumpkin Donuts

    These tasty Baked Pumpkin Donuts are fresh, flavorful, and easy to prepare as an at-home treat or an office snack. Grab your ingredients and get baking these fall donuts.
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Total Time 45 minutes
    Course Breakfast Pastry
    Cuisine American
    Servings 18 donuts
    Calories 184 kcal


    • ½ cup vegetable oil
    • 3 large eggs room temperature
    • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
    • 2 cups pumpkin puree 15 oz, not pumpkin pie filling
    • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 ½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice ** see notes
    • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
    • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder

    For the Glaze

    • 2 cups powdered sugar
    • 1 tablespoon milk
    • Cinnamon Sugar for topping ¼ cup granulated sugar with 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


    • Preheat oven to 350 °F
    • Coat donut pans with non-stick cooking spray
    • In a large bowl beat together the oil, eggs, sugar and pumpkin until smooth.
      In another bowl, whisk together flour, pumpkin pie spice, salt and baking powder
    • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and beat just until smooth.
    • Fill a donut pan about ¾ full.
    • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
      Cool on wire rack for 5 minutes, then remove them from the pan. Let donuts cool completely, then dip into glaze.
    • To make the glaze: Add powdered sugar to medium bowl, add milk and whisk until smooth. Add additional liquid if the glaze is too thick. Dip donuts top side down into glaze and place on a wire rack to drip off excess.
    • Immediately sprinkle the cinnamon sugar over the wet, glazed donut


    Spices – can also use ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg and ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
    Donut pan – to make filling the pan easier, use a plastic decorator bag or resealable bag


    Serving: 1donut | Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 243mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 4283IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg

    Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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    Author: Susan Queck
    These tasty Baked Pumpkin Donuts are fresh, flavorful, and easy to prepare as an at-home treat or an office snack. Grab your ingredients and follow this recipe to create the most flavorful donuts.

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    Susan Queck

    Susan Queck

    I'm Suzy, the baker and dessert maker behind this blog. Baking is my lifelong passion, where I find the magic in transforming basic ingredients into delectable works of art. Join me in my sweet journey of culinary exploration and celebration! More about me.

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