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Pumpkin Pie Donuts

Pumpkin Donuts Recipe

The Circleville Pumpkin Show is famous for big pumpkin displays and all different types of pumpkin-flavored food, including pumpkin donuts. On their USA adventures, Sam and Sofia visited Ohio and loved pumpkin donuts – and they are a fun and easy dessert to bake. Follow the recipe below to bring a taste of Circleville to your home. Enjoy!

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Pumpkin pie donuts


Makes 1 dozen donuts

2 cups all-purpose flour

½ cup brown sugar

1½ tsp baking powder

1½ tsp pumpkin pie spice

½ tsp salt

¼ tsp baking soda

1 cup pumpkin puree

¼ cup milk

2 eggs

¼ cup butter, softened

Donut pan

1/4 cup brown sugar (for sugar topping)

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (for sugar topping)

1/4 cup butter, melted (for sugar topping)


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. 

In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients for the donuts (flour, sugar, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, salt and baking soda). Stir well. 

Add the pumpkin puree, eggs, milk and butter to the mixture. Using an electric mixer, beat the mixture on a low speed until it forms a smooth batter. 

Spoon the batter into a greased donut pan. 

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Let donuts cool on a drying rack. While they cool, mix the remaining brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice in a small bowl. Set aside.

Lightly brush the donuts with the melted butter. 

While butter is still moist, sprinkle the sugar and pumpkin pie mixture over the top so that it sticks to the donut.

Let the donuts cool completely before serving. 


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