These Baked Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes are changing the donut game. They are so easy to make, taste delicious and you only need a mini muffin tin – no fancy equipment or baking sheets needed!
You don’t have to worry about frying them, or those extra calories, because they come out of your oven, ready to eat.
They taste like fall, fell in love with donuts, and you will probably fall in love with these. They are so simple, take minutes to throw together, and taste amazing.
These are always a hit when we bring them to holiday festivities, or make them for after school snacks for the kids.
How the pumpkin spice donut holes were created:
During high school, I worked at a donut shop that some of our family friends owned. Every Saturday, I would wake up around 5:00 am to make it to the shop by 6 am and serve donuts to happy morning people.
Seriously, waking up that early as a teenager was torture, but the amazing aroma of donuts definitely helped make it a little easier. For the few years that I worked there, I basically ate a donut every day (I had to be able to tell the customers what they tasted like, right?).
After a couple of years, the aroma no longer smelled good to me and the thought of eating a donut just made me sick to my stomach. Fast foward to today, it’s been over a decade since that fun job at the donut shop ended and my love of donuts has returned with a vengeance.
I can’t get enough of them.I love that these donuts are baked instead of fried. To be honest, I have never really fried anything in my life because the thought of being scalded by burning oil terrifies me.
How to make baked Pumpkin spice donut holes
Step 1: Preheat oven 350°F. Spray each cup in a 24-cup mini muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.
Step 2: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves.
Step 3: In a separate, large bowl whisk together oil, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, pumpkin and milk until smooth.
Step 4: Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just combined and do not over mix.
Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
Step 5: Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Step 6: While the muffins bake, melt butter in one bowl and combine granulated sugar and cinnamon in another bowl.
Step 7: Remove muffins from oven and cool for about 5 minutes, or until just cool enough to handle. Dip each muffin in melted butter, then roll in cinnamon sugar to coat.
Step 8: These are delicious served warm or at room temperature.
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Baked Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes Recipe
- 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon allspice
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
- ⅓ cup vegetable oil
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¾ cup canned plain pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
- ½ cup milk
- 4 Tablespoons butter melted
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2 Tablespoons cinnamon
- Preheat oven 350°F. Spray each cup in a 24-cup mini muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves.
- In a separate, large bowl whisk together oil, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, pumpkin and milk until smooth.
- Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just combined and do not over mix.
- Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
- Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- While the muffins bake, melt butter in one bowl and combine granulated sugar and cinnamon in another bowl.
- Remove muffins from oven and cool for about 5 minutes, or until just cool enough to handle.
- Dip each muffin in melted butter, then roll in cinnamon sugar to coat.
- These are delicious served warm or at room temperature.
- Mini Muffin Tin
- Medium Mixing Bowl
- Large Mixing Bowl
- Non-stick Cooking Spray
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