Sometimes you just need a donut. There’s a new donut place near our neighborhood and they had the most delicious pumpkin donuts. I decided to recreate them and they turned out pretty good. These are baked pumpkin donuts topped with a maple cinnamon glaze and because Eden loves chocolate a little chocolate drizzle. If you want less calories skip the drizzle. Here’s the recipe:

Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Maple Cinnamon Glaze and Chocolate Drizzle Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes 

Baking Time: 10 minutes 

Total Time: 30 minutes 

Makes: 6 donuts 

Ingredients: 

Donuts: 

1 C all-purpose flour 

1 tsp baking powder 

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice 

¼ tsp ground nutmeg 

¼ tsp kosher salt 

⅓ C pumpkin puree 

⅓ C light brown sugar (packed) 

¼ C whole milk 

1 large egg (room temp) 

2 Tbsp unsalted butter (melted then cooled) 

1 tsp pure vanilla extract 

Glaze: 

1 C powdered sugar 

½ tsp ground cinnamon 

1 Tbsp pure maple syrup 

1 Tbsp whole milk 

Garnish: 

6 oz bittersweet chocolate chips 

1 ½ sticks of unsalted butter (cut in pieces) 

Pumpkin donut

Directions: 

Donuts: 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 

Prep the donut pan with nonstick baking spray. 

Whisk the flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, and salt in a large bowl. Set aside. In a second bowl add pumpkin puree, brown sugar, whole milk, egg, butter, and vanilla extract. With an electric mixer, mix these ingredients together. 

Slowly begin to add the dry mixture with the wet mixture. 

Scoop the dough into a Ziploc bag, cut a corner of the bag, and evenly put the batter into the 6 donut wells.

Bake at 350 donuts for 10-12 minutes. (Insert a toothpick in the donut, if it comes out clean then the donuts are done. 

Once done, remove the donuts from the oven. 

Set aside to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes. 

Flip the pan over and put the donuts on a wire rack to cool completely. 

Glaze: 

Add powdered sugar, cinnamon, maple syrup, and milk in a small mixing bowl. Use an electric mixer to combine all of the ingredients. 

(If too thick add a teaspoon or two of milk, stirring to mix it in. 

One by one dip each donut in the bowl to glaze. 

Return to the rack to dry. 

Allow to sit for 10-15 minutes. 

Garnish: 

Add the chocolate chips to a small microwave bowl. 

Cook the microwave in 20 seconds. 

Stir with a rubber spatula. 

Repeat this process until the chocolate is almost totally melted. 

At this point remove the bowl of chocolate from the microwave. 

Add the pieces of butter to the bowl. 

Stir well to incorporate the butter and chocolate. 

Use a spoon to add the melted chocolate to a piping bag with a medium round tip. Drizzle the chocolate over the donuts. 

Allow the chocolate to dry on the donuts. 

Enjoy! 

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Yield: 6

Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Maple Cinnamon Glaze and Chocolate Drizzle

Pumpkin Donut recipe

These baked pumpkin donuts with maple cinnamon glaze and chocolate drizzle are the perfect breakfast treat or yummy dessert.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 C all-purpose flour 
  • 1 tsp baking powder 
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice 
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg 
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt 
  • ⅓ C pumpkin puree 
  • ⅓ C light brown sugar (packed) 
  • ¼ C whole milk 
  • 1 large egg (room temp) 
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter (melted then cooled) 
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 
  • 1 C powdered sugar 
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon 
  • 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup 
  • 1 Tbsp whole milk 
  • 6 oz bittersweet chocolate chips 
  • 1 ½ sticks of unsalted butter

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 

Prep the donut pan with nonstick baking spray. 

Whisk the flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, and salt in a large bowl. Set aside. In a second bowl add pumpkin puree, brown sugar, whole milk, egg, butter, and vanilla extract. With an electric mixer, mix these ingredients together. 

Slowly begin to add the dry mixture with the wet mixture. 

Scoop the dough into a Ziploc bag, cut a corner of the bag, and evenly put the batter into the 6 donut wells.

Bake at 350 donuts for 10-12 minutes. (Insert a toothpick in the donut, if it comes out clean then the donuts are done. 

Once done, remove the donuts from the oven. 

Set aside to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes. 

Flip the pan over and put the donuts on a wire rack to cool completely.

Glaze

Add powdered sugar, cinnamon, maple syrup, and milk in a small mixing bowl. Use an electric mixer to combine all of the ingredients. 

(If too thick add a teaspoon or two of milk, stirring to mix it in. 

One by one dip each donut in the bowl to glaze. 

Return to the rack to dry. 

Allow to sit for 10-15 minutes. 

Garnish: 

Add the chocolate chips in a small microwave bowl. 

Cook the microwave in 20 seconds. 

Stir with a rubber spatula. 

Repeat this process until the chocolate is almost totally melted. 

At this point remove the bowl of chocolate from the microwave. 

Add the pieces of butter to the bowl. 

Stir well to incorporate the butter and chocolate. 

Use a spoon to add the melted chocolate to a piping bag with a medium round tip. Drizzle the chocolate over the donuts. 

Allow the chocolate to dry on the donuts. 

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