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Maple Pumpkin Spice Baked Donuts

Soft, fluffy, and full of pumpkin spice. These Maple Pumpkin Spice Baked Donuts are a soft baked cake donut with a sweet maple glaze and chopped pecans.

If you love pumpkin spice, be sure to check out some of my other favorite recipes like my Vegan Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter Cookies, Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls, or my Eggless Pumpkin Spice Scones.

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Why You'll Love This Recipe

You will love this easy baked donut recipe for a cozy fall weekend! I love making baked donuts as they come together quickly and easily and it allows you to be eating homemade donuts in about an hour, which makes them a great weekend bake!

I use pumpkin and pumpkin spice in these moist cake donuts. I make a simple glaze with powdered sugar, maple syrup, and milk. And these simple donuts are topped with chopped pecans!

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Ingredients for Maple Pumpkin Spice Baked Donuts

Organic Valley Salted Butter

Wholesome Organic Cane Sugar

Homemade Organic Dark Brown Sugar

Simply Organic Vanilla Extract

Organic Valley Large Eggs

Farmer's Market Organic Pumpkin Puree

Cairnspring Mills Organic All Purpose Flour (use code MIMIORGANIC15 for 15% off your order!)

Frontier Co-Op Organic Pumpkin Spice

Frontier Co-Op Baking Powder

Frontier Co-Op Fine Sea Salt

pumpkin spice maple baked donuts

Tools Needed

Digital Food Scale

Stand Mixer or Hand Mixer

USA Pan Donut Pan

Piping Bags

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How to Make Maple Pumpkin Spiced Baked Donuts

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400°F. 

Step 2

To make the batter: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter, cane sugar, dark brown sugar, and vanilla extract. Mix on low until combined and there are no butter chunks. Add eggs, pumpkin, sour cream, and heavy whipping cream and mix on low until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

In a separate bowl, add the cake flour, pumpkin spice, baking powder, and sea salt. Whisk together to combine. With mixer on low slowly pour the flour mixture into the butter mixture, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Mix on low until combined and there are no more flour bits showing.

Step 3

Grease two donut pans well (use butter wrapper or a canola oil cooking spray). 

Transfer the batter to a piping bag and pip batter into each donut pan. If you don’t have a piping bag, you can easily spoon it in as well. 

Step 4

Bake for 10 to 14 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely in the pans. (If you're baking at high altitude, be sure to check the Notes at the bottom of the recipe for high altitude instructions).

Step 5

To make the glaze: In a medium bowl, add the powdered sugar, maple syrup, and milk and whisk until you have a smooth glaze.

Using a butter knife of spatula spread glaze on top of each donut and top with chopped pecans.

pumpkin spice maple baked donuts

FAQ's

What if I don't have cake flour?

If you don't have cake flour, you cane easily make your own with my recipe for Homemade Cake Flour! It only requires two ingredients: all purpose flour and cornstarch.

Why do dairy ingredients need to be room temperature?

When making cakes with butter (such as this recipe) it's important to use room temperature dairy so that it blends in smoothly into the butter batter. If you use cold dairy and blend it into butter, the butter can clump up because it will harden when cold. This can cause cake batter to be lumpy and the texture to be less than ideal! So, just plan to leave out your dairy ingredients for an hour or so to let them come to room temperature before starting the recipe to ensure a smooth batter and perfect crumb!

What else can I top these with?

If you don't have pecans, feel free to top these with chopped walnuts or almonds. You could also leave off the nuts completely if you have nut allergy. You could also chop white chocolate and top them with that too!

How should I store homemade baked donuts?

Homemade baked donuts are just like cake, so they need to be stored in an airtight container to keep their moist and fluffy texture. You can also use a cake dome too!

Why organic?

Why use organic ingredients in this recipe? You all know I’m a huge organic advocate, and I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good, otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else. Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones, therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. Say it with me, organic means more flavor! And not just more flavor but a more true and pure flavor. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

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Maple Pumpkin Spice Baked Donuts

Mimi Council
Indulge in the comfort of fall flavors with this recipe for Maple Pumpkin Spice Baked Donuts. This easy donut recipe comes together in under an hour so you can have homemade donuts on a lazy fall weekend.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Makes 12 donuts
Calories 324 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Batter

Glaze

Topping

  • pecans (chopped)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • To make the batter: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter, cane sugar, dark brown sugar, and vanilla extract. Mix on low until combined and there are no butter chunks. Add eggs, pumpkin, sour cream, and heavy whipping cream and mix on low until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • In a separate bowl, add the cake flour, pumpkin spice, baking powder, and sea salt. Whisk together to combine. With mixer on low slowly pour the flour mixture into the butter mixture, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Mix on low until combined and there are no more flour bits showing.
  • Grease two donut pans well (use butter wrapper or a canola oil cooking spray).
  • Transfer the batter to a piping bag and pip batter into each donut pan. If you don’t have a piping bag, you can easily spoon it in as well.
  • Bake for 10 to 14 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely in the pans.
  • To make the glaze: In a medium bowl, add the powdered sugar, maple syrup, and milk and whisk until you have a smooth glaze.
  • Using a butter knife of spatula spread glaze on top of each donut and top with chopped pecans.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Notes

High Altitude — Bake at 400°F for 8 to 12 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Nutrition

Calories: 324kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 3gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 202mgPotassium: 84mgFiber: 1gSugar: 41gVitamin A: 1851IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 52mgIron: 1mg
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