Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts

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I love everything pumpkin flavored and these Pumpkin Spice Donuts are the perfect treat to welcome Fall this year.

Pumpkin Spice Donuts

Pumpkin Spice Donuts

Fall has always been my favorite time of year.  When we moved to the desert a few years back I realized just how much I loved fall because I no longer had it.  We have 3 seasons: hot, really hot and less hot. 🙂  But one of my favorite things about Fall is the smell of pumpkin pie, bread, cookies, etc and so to bring a little bit of Fall into my life I bake treats like Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts.


Pumpkin Spice Donuts

 We originally made these a couple of years ago and I can’t believe how little he looks!  As always, I had plenty of kitchen help.  Whenever I start baking my boys push anything they can find over to stand on and “help”.  But how could I refuse this face?  (And, yes, I’m very aware that he needed a haircut. 🙂  )

Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts


  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar (divided)
  • 1 1/2 cups canned pumpkin
  • 2 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (divided)
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 3/4 cups + 2 tbls flour
  • 1/2 cup butter melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350° if using a standard Donut Pan.  I used my Babycakes Donut Maker and just had to plug it in. 😉  Lightly grease the pans.
  2. Beat together the oil, eggs, 1 1/2 cups of sugar, pumpkin, 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice, salt, and baking powder until smooth.Pumpkin spice donuts
  3. Add the flour and stir just until smooth.
  4. Fill the wells of the donut pans about 3/4 full.  I used my Pampered Chef Easy Accent Decorator or us could use any cake decorating bags
    Pumpkin Spice donuts
  5. Bake the donuts for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned.  If using the Babycakes Donut Maker it only takes 3-5 minutes.
  6. Remove the pumpkin spice donuts from the oven and after about 5 minutes transfer them to a rack to cool.  With Babycakes, remove right away.Pumpkin Spice Donuts
  7. Microwave butter until melted in microwave safe bowl.
  8. In another bowl mix 1 C of sugar with 1 tsp of Pumpkin Pie spice.
  9. Roll warm donuts in butter and then coat with Sugar/spice mixture.
  10. Enjoy while warm or let cool.  Either way they are yummy!

Pumpkin Spice donuts

 Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts Printable Recipe:


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Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2½ cups sugar (divided)
  • 1½ cups canned pumpkin
  • 2½ tsp pumpkin pie spice (divided)
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 1¾ cups + 2 tbls flour
  • ½ cup butter melted
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease two donut pans.
  3. Beat together the oil, eggs, 1½ cups sugar, pumpkin, 1½ tsp pumpkin pie spice, salt and baking powder until smooth.
  4. Add the flour and stir just until smooth.
  5. Fill the weels of the donut pans about ¾ full.
  6. Bake the donuts for 15-18 mins or until they are lightly browned.
  7. Remove the donuts from the oven, and after about 5 minutest transfer them to a rack to cool.
  8. Microwave butter until melted.
  9. In a separate bowl combine 1 cup sugar and 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice.
  10. Roll donuts in butter and then toss in sugar/spice mixture.
  11. Let cool or enjoy warm.

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  1. says

    Okay, that little donut maker is the cutest thing! Love this recipe – we’ve been eating lots of pumpkins pice cake donut bites over here 😉 thank you for linking these up!

  2. Carrie Swenson says

    Hey Kara,
    I didn’t realize you had a blog. Man, it is a small world. How long have you been blogging? They donuts look so good. I know my family will love them. I totally get the boy thing. I have 1 girl and 4 boys.
    Carrie Swenson

  3. says

    I agree with the above comment. These look amazing. My mom has one of those baby cakes donut makers so I’m going to borrow it and make up a batch {or two} of these donuts. Thanks for the recipe. Would you be willing to share this post and any of your other great ones at our Making Monday link party? We would love it and think our readers will, too. Thanks. Have a fantastic day.

  4. Colleen Fuller says

    Yum! Pumpkin plus donuts=sold! 🙂 This would be great to make if I decide to have a bunch party for my daughters birthdays coming up in Dec! Great idea and delicious!

  5. says

    Your Pumpkin Spice Donuts look fantastic, I will just love these treats! Hope you are having a great day and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  6. Lacey says

    Anybody have a suggestion for baking these without a donut pan of any sort??? What about just doing them as muffins??? Or would they do better as pancakes on a griddle? Help a sister with no donut pans out! 🙂 Looks like a simple enough recipe and looks delicious.

    • says

      Yes, they can be made as muffins. Just bake for around 23-25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Then dip them in butter and then the sugar mixture. Yum!

  7. says

    Thanks for showing the picture of the donut maker…it almost makes me one to get one, but I live alone so I would end up eating way too many sweets!

    I found you from the Melt in Your Mouth Monday link party. I’d love for you to come share it on my new link party – Required Ingredient Recipe Link Party – that just went live. Every Sunday I feature a different ingredient and this week it is pumpkin.

    I hope you’ll stop by and share!

  8. says

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  9. says

    These look really good. I love that your child was involved with making them. Now I want one of those machines too.

    Thank you for sharing this with us on the #HomeMattersParty. We hope to see you again when we open our doors at 12 AM EST on Friday.

  10. says

    Wow, these pumpkin spice doughnuts look amazing! I have that exact Babycakes maker just sitting around doing nothing – I am going to have to make doughnuts with it!
    Thank you for sharing your blog post with us at the #HomeMattersParty this week.

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