Perfect Fall Donuts



Looking for the perfect addition to your pumpkin spice latte on a crisp fall morning? Well look no further! These fall-inspired baked donuts are the ideal treat for welcoming those sweater-weather mornings. You can't beat a pumpkin spice donut topped with maple cinnamon glaze and sprinkled with brown sugar! Pair with your favorite coffee, hot chocolate, or apple cider while you're hanging multicolored wreaths and debating if it's too soon to throw up your Halloween decorations and you've got yourself the perfect fall breakfast!

Okay, enough fantasizing, let's bake!

Note: For this recipe, I use a pumpkin spice extract rather than actual pumpkin. I know not everyone has this in their pantry, so I've included a quick recipe for pumpkin pie spice you can use instead.

Also, I know, I know, real pumpkin should be the way to go. I'll do it "the right way" another time. These are quick and tasty and that's all I want some mornings!

Pumpkin Spice Donuts Recipe Card. Perfect fall donuts

Preheat your oven to 325 and lightly grease your donut tray.

Sift the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. In another mixing bowl, combine the milk, eggs, extracts, and melted butter. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients until thoroughly combined.


Note: Like I mentioned earlier, you can substitute the pumpkin spice extract for 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice which can be found in the spice section of your grocery store or quickly thrown together using the measurements below.

Pumpkin Pie Spice:

3 Tbs ground cinnamon

2 tsp ground ginger

2 tsp nutmeg

1 1/2 tsp ground allspice

1 1/2 tsp ground cloves


Next, fill a gallon-sized bag with your batter and use it as a pastry bag to easily fill your donut tray. (Spooning it in works fine, it's just messier.) Fill each cup about 3/4 full.


Bake for 8-10 minutes. When they're done, the donuts will "bounce back" if you touch them. Remove the tray from oven and let the donuts cool for a couple minutes (still in the tray). Then transfer them to a cooling rack and let them cool for five minutes.


I like to glaze my donuts while they're still slightly warm. It helps the glaze melt and evenly coat the donut. Plus, it means you get to enjoy warm, fresh out of the oven donuts!