Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Cinnamon & Sugar Pumpkin Cake Donuts

Friends if that title didn't grab your attention then shame on you! This pumpkin donuts are amazing and beyond simple to make. This is the first time I have ever made homemade donuts and it's safe to say I'm addicted. The combination of cinnamon and sugar and pumpkin is pure Fall perfection. Grab the ingredients below and bake yourself a batch. You will be thanking me later!

Do these not look delicious? I "forced" James to try one first because my expectations were far too high but he said they were so good so I dived in and gave one a shot and let's just say one turned into two that may have turned into three within 6 hours of baking them. Ingredients and directions are below. I have to warn you: Do not make these if you have no willpower when it comes to donuts. Okay, I've issued a warning, now let's bake. 


1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 large eggs
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
15oz. can pumpkin
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 3/4 cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Coating ingredients are 1 stick melted, 1 cup granulated sugar and 2 tablespoons cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray donut pan with non-stick cooking spray. In a large bowl add the first 7 ingredients, beat with mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add the flour stirring until smooth, Fill the wells of the donut pans about 3/4 full. Bake donuts 15 to 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. I cooked mine for 16 minutes and that was perfect. Remove donuts from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Next loosen their edges and transfer donuts to a cooling rack. While donuts are still warm, quickly dip them on each side in the melted butter, then gently shake them in a bag with the sugar and cinnamon mixture. To store your donuts, line a plastic container with a paper towel. Donuts will stay fresh for 5-7 days. 

For those of you who aren't big on the taste of pumpkin or pumpkin spice, these are perfect for you. While both ingredients are used, it's a subtle taste. I decided to #treatyoself yesterday afternoon and enjoyed one with a cup of a coffee and my newest book. And before someone says anything, I prefer my creamer with a touch of coffee. What can I say? I'm a sweets kind of girl! 

Now it's your turn. You can link up your All Things Pumpkin post to both our ATP party and to our weekly Tuesday Talk. I can't wait to see what you come up with. 'Tis the season for all things pumpkin! 

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