Pumpkin donut holes that are coated in irresistible cinnamon sugar crust. These baked pumpkin spice donut holes taste just like the real thing!
Have you seen my pumpkin ebook for 25 pumpkin recipe that aren’t pie and 1 that is? I think you would love it.
Hand to God, these baked donut holes taste like fried donut holes. I don’t know how I did it. There were several versions, but the last one just popped. I sent the recipe to my Mom to try, and she agreed.
It’s not just the cinnamon-sugar coating (which all donuts should have, am I right?); there’s a creaminess to the muffins. It’s unbelievable, until you try it!
If I had to guess, I would say that it’s the high amount of baking powder in such a small recipe. This recipe makes just 9 mini muffins, but calls for a full teaspoon of baking powder. It’s a balancing act to use this much baking powder; the spices and pumpkin puree really step up to the plate here.
Pumpkin donut holes:
Plus, I’d rather slide these pumpkin donut holes into the oven in the mornings than heat up a big pan of oil. It’s so much easier to plop batter in a muffin pan, too, isn’t it? you really need a mini muffin pan for this recipe, not a full size muffin pan.
Pumpkin spice donut holes
I love that these pumpkin donut holes are baked before being rolled in melted butter and cinnamon sugar. There’s hardly anything that isn’t made better by dunking in melted butter and cinnamon sugar post-baking.
This is such a great fall breakfast treat, and I love to make it on Friday mornings before school for my daughter. Nine baked pumpkin donut holes is the perfect amount for our family: my daughter can eat two and my husband and I can take care of the rest, hah. It’s a challenge to eat seven pumpkin donut holes for us, but we somehow manage–only kidding.
Happy pumpkin season, friends! Can I suggest my pumpkin chocolate chip cookies for an after school snack?
If you try these pumpkin donut holes, let me know how you like them! I’d love to hear from you in the comments.
Please note that this recipe uses a MINI muffin pan. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
For the coating:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 486Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 109mgSodium: 285mgCarbohydrates: 62gFiber: 3gSugar: 34gProtein: 6g
Please note that this recipe uses a MINI muffin pan.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.