These easy Pumpkin Donuts are dense and slightly chewy. The perfect light Fall dessert, snack or tea time treat, and any leftovers keep well in a sealed container for around 3 days. Might be longer, but my family munches through a batch in no time at all.
This is one of the quickest throw together donut recipes I have ever tried, and now make them regularly. The mini donuts look so pretty on a sweet party platter too, therefore I try to include them whenever I am in the mood for a Pumpkin sweet treat.
It takes me about 10 minutes to whip up these oh, so, pie-spicy, mini donuts. Since I bought the mini Donut Maker, I use it so often, it has a permanent counter space. The Donut Maker has seven holes and I bake (or is it cook?) 6 batches, which gives us 42 treats to enjoy.
Every now and then when we have family and friends over, I would simply double the recipe, which is more than enough for about 20 people. As part of a platter, a single batch would do just fine for 20 people.
This same recipe, if making larger Donuts, in the oven, would take much longer, I would guess another 30 minutes plus. We like small bite size treats, anyway, so I hardly ever bother to bake Donuts in the oven.
I am not sure whether Pumpkin Pie Spice is available at our local supermarkets – maybe specialized baking stores, though.
Recently I browsed around on the internet and found lots of recipes for homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Mixes, which were all more or less the same.
I am sharing something similar after the Donut recipe for any of you who also have a problem finding the spice, or had simply run out.
Just look at that bite ! Loaded with Pumpkin and of course Pumpkin spice – a heavenly Fall treat, either for dessert, tea time or pop a couple into the kids’ lunch boxes.
Recipe Yields: +/- 1/4 cup
8 t Ground Cinnamon
2 t Nutmeg
2 t Ground Ginger
1 t Ground Cloves
1.) Mix all the spices well and keep airtight as you would your other spices.