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!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

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

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  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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

275 calories; 11.1 g total fat; 24 mg cholesterol; 210 mg sodium. 41.9 g carbohydrates; 3.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2013
I didn't have any buttermilk so I sub'd with plain yogurt. No pumpkin seeds either so I used sprinkles on some and chopped pecans on others. Texture and taste is very similar to pumpkin bread which we love. These doughnuts have a lot of ingredients but they were extremely moist and turned out very well. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/17/2014
They were so heavy I could have used them as an anchor. Read More
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2013
I didn't have any buttermilk so I sub'd with plain yogurt. No pumpkin seeds either so I used sprinkles on some and chopped pecans on others. Texture and taste is very similar to pumpkin bread which we love. These doughnuts have a lot of ingredients but they were extremely moist and turned out very well. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2013
I didn't have any buttermilk so I sub'd with plain yogurt. No pumpkin seeds either so I used sprinkles on some and chopped pecans on others. Texture and taste is very similar to pumpkin bread which we love. These doughnuts have a lot of ingredients but they were extremely moist and turned out very well. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2013
I didn't have buttermilk so I used half n half instead. I also used a mini donut maker appliance and it worked fantastic! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/20/2015
These were so warm and soft! Not what I was looking for but a really great treat. Very much like a heavy cake but so moist. Best if rolled in cinnamon/sugar. I would make these again. Used mini bundt pans. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2015
This is a great way to make donuts.I pressed them in chopped walnuts. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2017
I'm surprised with over 5000 views that there are only 7 reviews. These doughnuts are delicious! I didn't have any doughnut pans so went out and purchased them. I'm glad I did because I will absolutely be making more of these. I found them to be moist and tender. And very easy to make. Don't let the long list of mostly spices scare you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2018
Love making homemade donuts & this recipe if great! I added mini chocolate chips (for my son) to half of the donuts. Delicious! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
09/27/2014
I made these this morning with high hopes of them being delish. They were ok. These donuts were more like pumpkin bread and not very puffy at all. Next time I make pumpkin donuts I will most likely try another recipe but use the same icing. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
11/17/2014
They were so heavy I could have used them as an anchor. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2016
It was great Read More