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Pumpkin Spice Donuts with Maple Cinnamon Icing

Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts with Maple Cinnamon Icing

Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts with Maple Cinnamon Icing

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Pumpkin Spice Donuts with Maple Cinnamon Icing
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Course: PastriesCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium

These Pumpkin Spice Donuts are a special treat for holiday breakfasts or a chilly fall morning. They’re a delicious homemade pumpkin doughnut redolent of seasonal spices and a maple frosting.


  • For the doughnuts:
  • 2 large eggs

  • 3/3 cup granulated sugar

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 cup organic pumpkin puree

  • 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (or 1/3 teaspoons each nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon)

  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can low-fat evaporated milk

  • canola oil for deep-frying

  • For the maple icing:
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup

  • 1 to 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar

  • 2 tablespoons almond milk

  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

  • maple sugar flakes, for garnish


  • Make the doughnuts:
  • In a medium mixing bowl, beat eggs, sugar and butter. Add pumpkin puree, mix in well, For the dry ingredients, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices. Begin to stir the pumpkin batter and alternate with the evaporated milk, folding in gently. Refrigerate the batter to firm for about 1 hour before kneading. Turn onto a lightly floured work surface and knead well. Roll to approximately 3/4″ thickness. Cut with a 2-1/2″ doughnut cutter. (Alternatively, cut with the small rim of any glass jar or cup and use a small bottle to cut out the hole.) Fry doughnuts and doughnut holes, a few at a time, until golden (about 1-2 minutes on each side). Remove using a slotted spoon or a spider and allow the excess oil to drain on paper towels.
  • Make the icing:
  • For the icing, whisk together all ingredients except the flakes in a medium mixing bowl. Spread over cooled doughnuts with a teaspoon (place on a wire rack over a sheet tray, if desired). Garnish with maple sugar flakes before the icing sets.




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