Baked Pumpkin Donuts

Yesterday as I was slugging through the back half of the marathon, all I could think about was what I was going to eat when I got home and a donut was at the top of my list. I made these Baked Pumpkin Donuts on Saturday and they were so good. And they are best when they’re served warm! My friend Courtney at A Life From Scratch makes a version of these where she makes the batter the night before the morning she wants to serve them. I think you could easily do this with the recipe below. This recipe is from Food Network. Enjoy!

What You Need


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder 
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt 
  • One 15-ounce can pumpkin puree 
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar 
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil 
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 3 large eggs 


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 

What You Do

  1. For the donuts: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Whisk the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder and salt together in a medium bowl.
  3. Beat the pumpkin puree, sugar, vegetable oil, butter, vanilla and eggs and together in another large bowl until smooth.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture and beat until just combined.
  5. Fill non-stick donut pans with the batter so that each mold is almost full. Smooth the tops with a moistened finger.
  6. Bake the donuts until a wooden pick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 15 minutes. Invert the donuts onto a cooling rack.
  7. For the topping: Stir the sugar and cinnamon together in a shallow bowl. Working one at a time, brush the donuts all over with butter, then dip them in the cinnamon sugar to coat. Serve warm or at room temperature.


My name is Ann Marie Scheidler and I'm thrilled you've decided to check out my blog. I'm a pearl-loving yogi with a thing for travel, a weakness for beautiful bags, and a passion for storytelling. In this space, I'll be sharing stories about my family, go-to recipes, my wellness journey, fashion and beauty favorites, and my love for Chicago’s North Shore. I find new inspiration wherever I go. Thanks so much for coming along for the ride!


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