Home · Recipes · Donuts, Pancakes, & Waffles Baked Pumpkin Donuts Author: Maryanne CabreraPublished: Oct 6, 2014Updated: Sep 7, 2023 View Recipe24 ReviewsThis post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy. Mini baked pumpkin donuts with sweet cinnamon glaze. Make them extra special with festive sprinkles and colorful sanding sugars! Reasons to Make This Recipe Pumpkin season is upon us! These glazed mini pumpkin donuts are quick and easy to make. It is an excellent recipe to make when you have leftover canned pumpkin puree. Pumpkin puree make these donuts super moist and flavorful. The recipes uses a mixture of pumpkin pie spice and extra ground cinnamon. The combination of sugar and spice makes these mini donuts such comforting autumn treat. Pair these pumpkin donuts with a cinnamon dolce latte or a classic Irish coffee! Ingredients For best results, measure ingredients by weight using a kitchen scale. If you prefer to use volume measurements, use the Stir and Spoon Method to measure dry ingredients like flour and sugar. All-Purpose Flour: I exclusively use King Arthur Flour all-purpose flour for consistency. However, any brand will work. Spices: This recipe uses a combination of ground cinnamon and store-bought pumpkin pie spice mix. Use a pre-made pumpkin spice blend, or mix up your own! Buttermilk : Use reduced fat buttermilk. Make your own buttermilk by combining 1/4 cup milk with 1 teaspoon vinegar or lemon juice. Alternatively, use milk or any non-dairy milk alternative. Pumpkin Puree: For best results, used canned pumpkin. Be sure it is 100% pumpkin puree. Do not use “pumpkin pie puree” which already has sugar and spices added in. Recommended Donut Bakeware Pans You need nonstick donut bakeware pans to make these baked pumpkin donuts. Use mini donut pans like the one in the image above. Or, use this standard size donut pan. These pans are easy to use and very simple to clean. While they are labeled as nonstick, I still suggest brushing them with melted butter or coating with baking spray before use. More Pumpkin Dessert Recipes Chocolate Pumpkin Cake Brown Butter Pumpkin Cake Maple Pumpkin Butter Brioche Toast Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Cinnamon Glaze Moist and flavorful mini baked donuts topped with cinnamon glaze and festive sprinkles. This recipe can also be made using canned sweet potato puree!Yield: about 4 dozen mini donuts Prep Time: 20 minutes minutesCook Time: 15 minutes minutesTotal Time: 35 minutes minutes Servings: 12 Print Recipe Pin Recipe Rate Recipe Equipmentmini donut pan Ingredients2 cup all-purpose flour2 tsp baking powder2 tsp pumpkin spice½ tsp ground cinnamon½ tsp fine sea salt⅔ cup dark brown sugar, packed¼ cup granulated sugar1 cup pumpkin puree2 large eggs, room temp, lightly whisked¼ cup buttermilk, room temp¼ cup unsalted butter, meltedCinnamon Glaze:1 ½ cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted¼ tsp ground cinnamon1 Tbsp maple syurp2 Tbsp whole milk Instructions Donuts:Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare pastry bag (piping bag) with a small round tip. Lightly grease mini donut pans with cooking spray.In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, spices and salt. Set aside. In a another bowl, combine buttermilk and melted butter. Set aside.In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine brown sugar, sugar, pumpkin puree and eggs. With the mixer on low, add dry mixture in three additions, alternating with buttermilk mixture. Mix until just combined.Fill prepared pastry bag with batter. Pipe batter into prepared mini donut pans, filling molds a little over half full. Bake for 13-15 minutes until cake springs back to touch.Cool in pan for 2 minutes before unmolding. Let donuts cool to room temperature on wire rack before glazing.Glaze:In a small bowl, whisk together confectioners' sugar, cinnamon, maple syrup and milk until smooth. *If glaze is too thin, add confectioners' sugar 1 tablespoon at a time. If glaze is too thick, add milk 1 teaspoon at a time. Dip one side of cooled donut into glaze. Place dipped donut on a wire rack, iced side up. Sprinkle desired toppings over glaze. Let donuts sit until glaze has set, about 10 minutes. Author: Maryanne Cabrera Course: DessertCuisine: AmericanKeyword: pumpkin donuts, baked donuts, mini pumpkin donuts Did you make this recipe?Show us on Instagram! Tag @littleepicurean and hashtag #littleepicurean.