Little puffs of Fall that are perfect for breakfast or dessert, a family favorite – beloved Pumpkin Donut Holes. We served ours for dessert with some pumpkin ice cream and it was the best combination!
Why Should You Make These?
- These are so easy to make, and are especially full of flavor.
- They are easy to source ingredients and you probably have most of it on hand already.
- They taste like fall… plus your house will smell great as they bake as a bonus!
Autumn is my most favorite time of year.
The cool crisp air, the smell of fire pits and bonfires, the changing leaves and the crunch beneath my feet when I walk.
But more than all of those things, I love the foods that seem to be associated with this time of year.
Pumpkin is quite possibly my favorite flavor. It’s hard, because really it ties with gingerbread and that’s still a month or so away.
But for right now, we’re focusing on pumpkin. Specifically these little delicious pumpkin donut puffs.
I have loads of pumpkin recipes on my blog, but despite having them, I can always think of something new to make.
These little donut puffs were originally made with Cinnamon and Sugar and are to die for that way, but add the pumpkin and some pumpkin pie spice and you are talking about pure heaven in a little puff.
Why do I call them puff’s? Because when they bake up, they bake up into more of a puff than an actual muffin shape (which you can see in the photos).
Pumpkin Donuts are awesome, Pumpkin Donut Puffs are even better.
Mostly because they are pretty much bite size and you can eat more than one and not feel guilty because they are small.
That’s how that works, right?
But enough about the pumpkins. Let’s talk about this week’s theme. It’s the Color Orange. Which is not my favorite color. Not at all.
But since part of the thing I love about this time of year is the changing leaves, it gets a special place next to red and yellow in the color of the leaves as they change.
I love driving down the road day after day and seeing the leaves all changing.
Are the leaves changing at your house yet? They are here.
It’s just starting, but it’s happening. Can’t wait to get some pictures soon. Always such a reflective time of year.
Alright, back to those little donut puffs.
Pumpkin Donut Puffs are seriously like having dessert for breakfast.
Also, if you think these little pumpkins are adorable, click the photo to go check out the recipe!
More Delicious Pumpkin Recipes
- Spiced Pumpkin Ricotta Muffins with Craisins and Walnuts
- Pumpkin Maple Oatmeal
- Rigatoni with Pumpkin Ricotta Sauce
- Rice and Fig Stuffed Mini Pumpkins
- Pumpkin Cake Truffles
- Drunken Pumpkin Bread
- Peanut Butter Pumpkin Bites
Recipe for Pumpkin Donut Puffs
Pumpkin Donut Puffs
- 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoons salt
- 1 Tablespoons of Pumpkin Pie Spice
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ¾ cup pumpkin
- ½ cup milk
For Pumpkin Pie Spice coating
- 1 stick butter melted
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 2 Tablespoons Pumpkin Pie Spice
- Preheat oven to 350 F and spray mini muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray.
- Combine the first four dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk.
- In a separate bowl, mix the oil, brown sugar, one egg, the vanilla, the pumpkin and the milk.
- Pour the liquid into the dry ingredients and blend until combined. Don’t over mix.
- Fill a mini muffin tin up with batter almost to the top of each cup. Bake for about 10 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- For the Pumpkin Pie Spice CoatingMelt the stick of butter in a small bowl.
- In another small bowl, mix the sugar and the pumpkin pie spice.
- After the donut puffs have cooled and you can handle them, dip them first in the melted butter and then roll them in the pumpkin pie sugar mixture.
- Place on waxed paper or cooling racks to finish cooling.
- And be sure and pop a warm one into your mouth to test to make sure they are okay for the rest of the family to eat.