Y’all it’s fall. Bring on all the pumpkin spice recipes. Here is a free Hello Fall printable to help get you in the mood.
Whenever I smell pumpkin spice it reminds me of my mom. She always made pumpkin pie. Our house always smelled like a bakery during fall, because she baked cakes, pies and cookies. We always had goodies to eat.
Fall Baked Pumpkin Spice Doughnut Recipe
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This recipe is very similar to my strawberry doughnuts for the summer. I have changed up a few of the ingredients to make them a little heartier and healthier. This baked pumpkin spice doughnut recipe will warm your insides as well as keep you feeling full all morning long.
Do I need a deep fryer to make donuts?
Nope. Baked doughnuts are a healthier than fried. Baking them makes them more cake like. Most fried doughnuts are made with a yeast batter to help them rise when they are fried. Baked doughnuts are made use eggs and baking powder and baking soda to rise and make fluffy doughnuts.
What is the best donut pan?
This is the best one I love to use is this one. I love the silicone because the doughnuts just pop right out. The silicone still needs to be greased so the doughnuts easily come right out. I have not had a problem with these at all. You can order them from Amazon and get them delivered straight to your door, so you don’t need to go searching for them at the stores. I don’t even know what stores carry these.
What can I use instead of a doughnut pan?
You can try this simple trick. Ball up a small piece of aluminum foil and coat it with cooking spray. This will make it easy to remove later. Place the ball in the middle of a muffin tin to make round doughnuts with holes without a doughnut pan. Or bake as muffins and use a small circle cookie cutter like on in this set and cut out the middles. You can still eat both!
Baked Pumpkin Spice Doughnut Recipe
This Baked Pumpkin Spice Doughnut recipe warms you from the inside out and filled with healthy goodness. They are an amazing fall breakfast treat!
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 3/4 cup Greek vanilla yogurt
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract<-I make my own
- 4 tablespoons oil
- 2 eggs
- Spray oil <- use this reusable spray oil container
- First mix all the dry ingredients together. Then mix all the wet ingredients together in a separate bowl including pumpkin puree puree.
- Then pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients while stirring. Stir until well combined to make a doughnut batter.
- When all of the ingredients are mixed together, pour the batter into the doughnut molds.
- Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
- Let set for about 2 minutes then pop out of the molds and let cool on a wire rack like this one.
You can use the same amount of buttermilk instead of yogurt.
Don’t like pumpkin pie spice, you can just use the same amount of cinnamon.
For a buttery doughnut, use melted butter instead of oil.
For a little sweeter doughnut, dip in a mixture of 1/2 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice once they come out of the molds. This makes them the best!
What is pumpkin spice made of
Pumpkin spice is made of a few signature spices to give it that distinct fall smell. You can make a large batch of my pumpkin pie spice recipe to put in all your fall baking. The spices are cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and ginger. All these flavors typically associated with fall, since these are considered to be warm spices. They warm you from the inside out. That is why they are so popular for fall.
Can I reheat pumpkin spice doughnuts?
Yes. I have found the perfect amount of time is a quick 30 seconds in the microwave. Then serve with a large glass of milk to make a great breakfast in the morning.