I was lucky enough to receive a doughnut maker for my birthday and I’ve been trying to find the right kind of batter or dough to do the job. I made apple cider doughnuts that used a doughnut dough that should be fried but used the doughnut maker, they worked quite well but they still have some tweaking required. These pumpkin doughnuts were delicious but I think they’d work even better in doughnut tins baked in the oven, as they’d have a more even bake to them. That being said, we wolfed them down. I found the recipe on Pinterest but halved it (which made 20 mini doughnuts). As I previously mentioned, I made a tonne of pumpkin purée to see me through the year. I decided to use a mini tub of it to make a little freezer space; that, and I haven’t quite got that Autumn/pumpkin thing out of my system yet (despite having made my 6th Christmas cake of the year today).
Ingredients: (Makes ~ 40 mini doughnuts or ~12 large doughnuts)
- 0.5 cup of butter (melted)/vegetable oil
- 3 large eggs
- 1.5 cup of caster sugar
- 1.5 cup of pumkin purée
- 1.5 tsp of pumpkin pie spices (or apple pie spices or 0.75 tsp of cinnamon, 0.25 tsp of ginger and 0.25 tsp of nutmeg)
- 1.5 tsp of salt
- 1.5 tsp of baking powder
- 1.75 cups + 2 tbsp of plain flour
- 1 cup of caster sugar
- 1 tbsp of cinnamon
- Preheat your oven to 180°C or grease and preheat your doughnut maker.
- If baking your doughnuts, grease your doughnut tins.
- In a large bowl, mix the butter/vegetable oil, eggs, sugar and pumpkin purée, using a wooden spoon in ye olde traditional way or with an electric mixer if you’d prefer.
- Add the spices, salt, baking powder and flour, mix until well combined.
- Pipe or spoon the mixture into the tins or doughnut maker (fill the doughnut maker dips to the top or the doughnut tins for the oven 3/4 of the way).
- Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden in the doughnut maker.
- Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a large tuppaware box.
- Once they doughnuts are cooked (they should be springy) quickly remove them from the doughnut maker/tins, into the box of sugar. Seal and shake.
- Your doughnuts are ready to eat!