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The air is crisp, the leaves are falling, the days are shorter and I’ve been craving pumpkin flavored food and drinks. It must be fall again. I was going to make some Pumpkin Scones but it’s time for a new pumpkin recipe. Woot! I made Baked Pumpkin Spice Mini Donuts. They are delish… and a little dangerous. They are small and almost bite-sized depending on how small you make them. When I was done with the first “test round” of these mini donuts, I had popped about 4 in my mouth before I realized that I was easily devouring these small treats. I’m not ready to gain my winter layer of cush…. I still have the holidays to make it through. I stopped eating them immediately. I will have to share them with others to save myself!

Look at these little delectable Baked Pumpkin Mini Donuts…Seriously, who could resist them!

Baked Pumpkin Mini Donuts

I love the flavor of pumpkin and the spices that usually accompanying pumpkin, like cloves, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon. I couldn’t wait to make these little pumpkin donuts. The first time I made these although they were good they weren’t hitting it out of the park for me. I didn’t think they were pumpkiny or had enough pumpkin spices for me so back to the drawing board. The second time I add more pumpkin and included another spice, clove. What a difference it made. Just enough pumpkin and spice to make these donuts truly yummy. I know some people dislike clove, so if it’s not your thing just add a little more ginger and nutmeg.

Make sure when you are filling up the mini muffin cups with dough not to over fill the cups. Only fill them up about ¾ of the way. You want these to remain smallish or mini-like.

Donut rolled in cinammon


I tried to roll the donuts in the cinnamon-sugar mixture about two minutes after they came out of the oven. I didn’t have any success getting the cinnamon-sugar to stick to the donuts. What to do, what to do. Butter! Doesn’t butter solve so many kitchen issues! I melted some butter, dipped a donut in it and then rolled the donut-dipped-in-butter in the cinnamon sugar. Heaven!

If you’re like me a love a little pumpkin and spice while watching the leaves fall, try these fabulous little donuts. Enjoy!

Baked Pumpkin Mini Donuts
  • ¾ cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 tablespoons butter 1/2 stick, melted but cool
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
Cinnamon Sugar Topping:
  • 4 tablespoons butter 1/2 stick, melted but cool
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray mini muffin tin cups with nonstick butter cooking spray.
  1. Add pumpkin, eggs, butter, milk and vanilla to a large bowl. Beat ingredients with an electric mixer until well blended. Add flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg to mixture. Mix well.

  2. Scoop about 1 1/2 tablespoons the pumpkin mixture into each prepared mini muffin cup. Bake for 12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Once done baking, let the donuts cool.

  3. While the donuts cool, prepare the cinnamon sugar topping. First melt the butter in a small bowl in the microwave for about 30 seconds set aside. Next, add the granulated sugar and cinnamon together on a flat plate. Mix thoroughly.

  4. Dip one donut in the butter then roll it in the cinnamon-sugar mixture until coated. Do this for all the donuts. Serve warm or cool. Enjoy!

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