Maple Pumpkin Doughnuts


Baked pumpkin doughnuts are dipped into a maple glaze and finished with some finely chopped pumpkin seeds. What a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth this fall!

Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
8 servings


  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil, or as needed

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground cloves

  • ¼ cup light brown sugar

  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree

  • cup vegetable oil

  • cup maple syrup

  • ¼ cup buttermilk

  • 1 large egg

  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar

  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup

  • ¼ cup finely chopped roasted pumpkin seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a doughnut pan with about 1 teaspoon vegetable oil.

  2. Sift flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, salt, and cloves together in a large bowl; stir brown sugar into flour mixture until well mixed.

  3. Whisk pumpkin puree, 1/3 cup vegetable oil, 1/3 cup maple syrup, buttermilk, and egg together in a separate bowl until smooth. Stir pumpkin mixture into flour mixture until batter is just combined. Refrigerate batter for flavors to blend, 20 to 40 minutes.

  4. Scoop about 1/4 cup batter into each doughnut well.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of a doughnut comes out clean, 9 to 13 minutes. Cool doughnut completely in pan. Loosen edges of each doughnut with a small offset spatula or knife and transfer to wire rack.

  6. Whisk confectioners' sugar and 3 tablespoons maple syrup together in a small bowl until glaze is smooth.

  7. Press doughnuts facedown into glaze to cover the top completely. Place doughnuts on a wire rack for glaze to set, 2 to 3 minutes. Sprinkle pumpkin seeds over glaze.

Cook's Notes:

Depending on the yield of your doughnut pan, you may either need one or two doughnut pans to make this recipe. Oven-roasted pumpkin seeds can be bought in small bags in specialty stores.

If you prefer a thinner consistency for the glaze, you can add a small amount of water (about 1/4 teaspoon) and whisk to blend.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

275 Calories
11g Fat
42g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 275
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 210mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 155mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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