Baked Pumpkin Donuts | @thefauxmarthaSara of Cake Over Steak organized an epic #virtualpumpkinparty today with over 70 bloggers. That means 70 new pumpkin recipes just hit the WWW. Kim K., this is how you break the internet. I’ve used that joke before, haven’t I? I’m nothing if not consistent. So consistent my friend Adam, husband of The Vanilla Bean Blog, said I might as well call myself The Donutmartha. He’s right. I’ve posted my fair share of baked donut recipes. I was actually surprised to realize that I’d never worked on a baked pumpkin donut before. In another life, I’d like to have a baked donut truck.

Baked Pumpkin Donuts | @thefauxmartha

Freshly roasted pumpkin donuts and apple cider donuts would make up our entire fall line-up. We’d close with the exit of the last donut. I’m not sure what name we’d plaster to the side of the truck, but our tagline would be: always baked, never fried. We’d disclose that the donuts were built with wheat flour and partially sweetened with honey after consumption. Though they wouldn’t believe us. These are the things of my daydreams.

Baked Pumpkin Donuts | @thefauxmartha

Daydream Donuts. That’s what we’d call ourselves. And by we, I mean Hallie and I. She’s an excellent taste tester. She woke up from her nap yesterday informing me that she didn’t need to eat her green beans in order to have a donut. She’d also act as our chief negotiator when needed.

While this truck idles in my dreams, you should go ahead and make a batch of baked pumpkin donuts at home.

Baked Pumpkin Donuts | @thefauxmartha

Baked Pumpkin Donuts
Serves: 6 donuts + a couple holes
 
Baked Pumpkin Donuts sweetened just enough to fill the illusion of a fried donut. Topped with roughly chopped pepitas for visual reference.
Ingredients
  • Donut
  • 2 tbsp. whole milk
  • 1/4 tsp. vinegar
  • 3 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 c. white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 c. unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. aluminum-free baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • heaping 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg, fresh
  • 1/16 tsp. cloves
  • 1/2 c. pureed roasted pumpkin or canned
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • Glaze
  • 1 c. powdered sugar, plus more
  • 3 tbsp. whole milk
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 c. pepitas, roughly chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a small cup, stir together milk and vinegar. Allow to sit for about 5 minutes to curdle. Melt butter and set aside to cool.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk together flours, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves in a large bowl. (If you have pumpkin pie spice, omit other spices and use 3/4 teaspoon.) Set aside.
  4. Into the cooled butter, whisk in pumpkin, sugar, honey, egg, vanilla extract, and curdled milk until evenly combined. (Tip: dip honey measuring utensil in the melted butter first for easy honey removal.)
  5. Whisk together wet and dry ingredients until just combined. Over-mixing will create a dense donut.
  6. Spray donut pan. Add batter to a piping bag and pipe evenly into the pan.
  7. Bake for 7-8 minutes. Donut should spring back when pressed. Allow to cool 1 minute before turning pan over to remove donuts onto a cooling rack.
  8. Meanwhile, make glaze. In a flat-bottomed bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, milk, and salt until smooth. Once donuts have cooled completely, about 15 minutes, dunk in glaze rocking the donut around the bowl to evenly coat. Place on cooling rack. With the remaining glaze, stir in 3-4 more tablespoons or so more of powdered sugar to thicken the glaze. Spoon extras around the top of each donut. Sprinkle with pepitas and allow to dry, about 40 more minutes. Serve.
Notes
• Donuts can be made the night before. Store uncovered.

• Learn how to make your own pumpkin puree.

• My favorite disposable piping bags.

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The Yellow Table • Coconut-Curry Pumpkin Soup
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The Swirling Spoon • Pumpkin Hand Pies
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Appeasing a Food Geek • Pumpkin Ale Cake
Tending the Table • Roasted Pumpkin with Tamarind and Coriander Chutney
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My Blue & White Kitchen • Roasted Pumpkin Risotto with Crispy Prosciutto
Fork Vs. Spoon • Pumpkin Buttermilk Pudding
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Vigor and Sage • Maple Pumpkin Harvest Smoothie
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