Did I say I was done sharing pumpkin flavored recipes? I take it back, I take it all back. Just don’t listen to me when I say I am done with something, I am a creature of habit and whatever I give up will more than likely creep back around at some point. These pumpkin doughnuts are fantastic, too good not to share. I pondered about purchasing a doughnut pan for a while now. Was it worth it? Would it get enough use? So glad I snatched one off the shelves, because with just one use I feel like I has paid for itself. This batch of doughnuts made 16 doughnuts. They were moist, fluffy, and cake like. To top it all off – a much healthier version of the treat we all love to indulge in. My doughnut pan only has room for 6 at a time, but the doughnuts bake in 15 minutes, so it was not a pain to do a few rounds. Make sure to add a doughnut pan to your pantry this week. You will be so glad you did, especially when I keep tossing delicious recipes your way to use with it!
- 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 3 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 3/4 cups + 2 tablespoons white whole wheat flour
preheat the oven to 350* spray your doughnut pan with non stick spray
In a medium bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, oil, sugar, eggs, salt, spices and baking powder until combined evenly.
Add the flour, stirring until the flour has incorporated to create a smooth batter.
Lastly, take a pastry bag, or a zip loc bag, and fill half of the batter into the bag. Cut the corner off one end, and pipe a thick circle of batter into each doughnut circle, 3/4 full. Continue with all 6, sprinkle with sugar sprinkles, and place them into the oven at 350* for 15-18 minutes. Turn the doughnuts out onto a wire rack and let cool. Continue doing the same steps with the left over batter, making sure to re-spray your pan in between batches!
Feeling naughty? Stir in chocolate chips into your batter before piping. Make sure to cut a larger hole in your piping bag to squeeze them out!
Store in an airtight container and enjoy for the next few mornings!