Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Vanilla Glaze

These baked pumpkin donuts topped with a vanilla glaze are the perfect breakfast or afternoon snack. They are so much better for you because they are baked not fried.

I am not sure if I mentioned it, but I joined this Facebook group called Random Food Holidays.  Today is donut day, and I could not be happier.

Did I mention I love donuts?

I think of Krispy Kreme as crack. Sometimes the hubbie brings home a whole dozen doughnuts and I eat them all.

So when we took a trip to North Carolina, I found a doughnut pan for cheap and bought it. The whole time I kept thinking about what kind of donut I was going to make. The possibilities are endless.

At first I was not sure what I should make, I just knew I wanted a glaze on top.

This time of year it all about Pumpkin. Pumpkin is everywhere. So I decided to make a Pumpkin donut. It tasted really good. Almost as good as Krispy Kreme. These are baked and they remind me of the plain cake donuts you find at Wawa and 7-11. They are a bit better for you than the ones that are deep fried.

Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Vanilla Glaze


2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup pumpkin puree
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup butter softened
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 325. Spray your donut pan with cooking spray.
In a Medium bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt. Stir to combine. Beat in the pumpkin puree, eggs milk and butter until smooth. Spoon into donut pan. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
Combine powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract. Drizzle over warm doughnuts.

Here are a few of my fellow bloggers who also celebrated donut day

Roxanne brought  Iced Pumpkin Donuts

Jax brought Maple Glazed Gingerbread Donuts

Sheryl brought  Pumpkin Pie Donut-holes

Veromica brought Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Vanilla Glaze

Peace be with you,