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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


  • 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.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin spice powder. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat together sugar and egg until thick and light in color.
  • Add dry ingredients to sugar egg mixture.  Mix until combined.
  • Whisk together oil, milk and paste paste. Add to batter in two additions until incorporated. Let batter stand for 3-5 minutes to thicken.
  • 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

  • In a small bowl, mix together all the ingredients.  Stir until smooth and thick.  Add additional confectioner’s sugar if necessary.
  • Dip tops on donut into the glaze. Decorate. Let cool on rack to set glaze.
  •  If glaze hardens too fast, microwave at 10 second intervals until fluid.