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Spice Donuts


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla paste

Sugar Glaze

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 2 Tablespoon whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla paste
  • a couple drops of orange food coloring, if desired


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Lightly grease mini donut pan with cooking spray or vegetable oil.  Prepare a piping bag with a small round tip.

  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin spice powder. Set aside.

  3. In a large bowl, beat together sugar and egg until thick and light in color.

  4. Add dry ingredients to sugar egg mixture.  Mix until combined.

  5. Whisk together oil, milk and paste paste. Add to batter in two additions until incorporated. Let batter stand for 3-5 minutes to thicken.

  6. Transfer batter to prepared piping bag. Pipe batter into donut pan filling each mold a little over half full. Bake 10-12 minutes. Let cool in pan for 2 minutes before unmolding. Let cool on rack until ready to decorate.

Sugar Glaze

  1. In a small bowl, mix together all the ingredients.  Stir until smooth and thick.  Add additional confectioner’s sugar if necessary.

  2. Dip tops on donut into the glaze. Decorate. Let cool on rack to set glaze.

  3.  If glaze hardens too fast, microwave at 10 second intervals until fluid.