I can’t even tell you how excited I am to post this recipe. I have seen so many delicious doughnut recipes on Pinterest lately, and I just had to get involved. So I bought two of these doughnut pans the other weekend and literally could not wait to put them to use! And what better recipe to start with than a pumpkin doughnut! I am happy to report they did not disappoint. Thebetterhalf, a doughnut connoisseur, was skeptical about the concept of a baked doughnut, and he LOVED these.
The texture is remarkably similar to a cake doughnut, but a bit lighter. The pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices give the most delicious flavor and the cinnamon sugar coating ties the whole thing together. I snuck a few bites plain and these doughnuts are fantastic even without the cinnamon sugar.
This recipe makes enough for 15 doughnuts, and the pans only make 6 each. Luckily in my doughnut pan buying binge, I also picked up this adorable pan. So I used my extra batter to make some pumpkin doughnut holes! You could just bake the doughnuts in a second batch though. I see many more baked doughnut recipes in my future … these are on the menu for Saturday. How incredible do they look?? These new doughnut pans are going to be trouble! Continue reading