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Easy yummy Baked Pumpkin Donuts Recipe Cinnamon Sugar Coated

Baked Pumpkin Donuts Recipe – Plain, Maple Glazed and/or Cinnamon Sugar Coated

If you’re looking for a yummy easy baked pumpkin donuts recipe – whether plain, maple glazed or cinnamon sugar coated. This fall favorite recipe is perfect for you!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6


For the pumpkin donuts:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • cup pumpkin puree
  • cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • water use if needed to thin the glaze

For the cinnamon sugar:

  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted


To make the pumpkin donuts:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 6-count donut pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a small mixing bowl combine the flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, and salt.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the pumpkin puree, brown sugar, milk, egg, butter, and vanilla extract until fully combined. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
  4. Pipe the batter evenly between all 6 donut cavities.
  5. Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the donuts comes out clean.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then remove the donuts from the pan and transfer to a wire rack to cool.

To make the glaze:

  1. While the donuts are cooling on the wire rack, mix together the powdered sugar and maple syrup, until well combined. If the glaze is too thick, add a splash of water to thin it out.
  2. You can either pipe or dip the tops of each cooled donut into the glaze and transfer back to the wire rack to let the glaze harden for about 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

To make the cinnamon sugar:

  1. While the donuts are cooling on the wire rack, mix together sugar and cinnamon in a shallow bowl, until well combined. Lightly brush each donut with melted butter, then toss and roll each donut in the cinnamon sugar mixture, until evenly coated. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Donuts are best eaten the same day they are prepared, but can be stored in an airtight container on the counter for up to 2 days.