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Pumpkin Pie Pumpkin Donuts

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Soft, moist bites of Pumpkin Pie Pumpkin Donuts disguise themselves as spiced pumpkin donuts but really are like little fluffy bites of heaven.

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Pumpkin Spice Donuts

Soft, moist, fluffy bites of Pumpkin Pie!

Every once in awhile you get a craving for something.

A craving you can’t quench until you eat whatever it is that is sending those cravings through the roof. Please tell me I’m not alone. Please tell me you crave things so strongly you can’t stop thinking about it until you’ve satisfied that craving.

For me it is the pumpkin donuts I wanted to make for breakfast Thanksgiving morning. I make them all the time, but I wanted to make that morning special for my family.

Pumpkin Pie Pumpkin Donuts

I mentioned them briefly in yesterday’s post when I told you about what I found at the grocery store. Which was an oddity and really has nothing to do with these amazing spiced donuts.

Back to the donuts. A single donut is quite a delectable treat. Of course that’s if you can eat just one. I can’t.

A beautiful donut that has delicious written all over it. I cannot even begin to tell you how good these are… soft, moist, rings of pumpkin pie deliciousness. And I crave them, seriously, I crave them. Non-stop.

Pumpkin Pie Pumpkin Donuts

You can call them pumpkin donuts, but truthfully we call them pumpkin pie donuts or pumpkin spice donuts, because they taste almost like a pumpkin pie with plenty of pumpkin spice for good measure.

They are just that good.

Pumpkin Spice Donuts – So soft and fluffy!

Look at that!

Pumpkin Pie Pumpkin Donuts

You can see how moist they are. And so .. full of flavor and spice. You need to make these. As soon as possible. Trust me.

Oh, and did I happen to mention they are baked and not fried which makes them even better. No? Well, they are baked, not fried. This is good. This is very good.

Pumpkin Donuts – Cooling just enough to take a bite!

Pumpkin Pie Pumpkin Donuts

Pumpkin Pie Pumpkin Donuts Recipe

Have you tried pumpkin pie donuts? What is your favorite kind of donut?

Pumpkin Donuts – Just Like Pumpkin Pie
Soft, moist bites of Pumpkin Pie Pumpkin Donuts disguise themselves as spiced pumpkin donuts but really are like little fluffy bites of heaven.
4.75 from 28 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Muffin and Donut Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 12 -15 Donuts


  • 1 15 oz 1 ¾ cup can of pumpkin
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • cups granulated sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • teaspoons salt
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • cups + 2 Tablespoons all purpose flour


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare your donut pan with cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, mix whisk together the canned pumpkin, vegetable oil, eggs and granulated sugar.
  • In another bowl, mix together the spices, the salt, the baking powder and the flour.
  • Mix together the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients, mixing well. (I use my stand mixer).
  • Using a mini ice cream scoop (my favorite method) or a spoon, fill each donut well with about a quarter cup of batter or so. You want them about ¾ full.
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the donut comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes in the pan.
  • Remove the donuts and place on a cooling rack to continue cooling.
  • While still warm, dip them into a pumpkin pie sugar mixture. Use 1 cup of sugar and 2 Tablespoons of pumpkin pie spice (I use homemade, using the measurements in the recipe above for cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and allspice.)
  • Put everything into a plastic ziplock bag and shake the donuts individually until coated.
  • If the sugar/spice mixture doesn’t stick well, dip the donut in melted butter first.
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Carol B

Wednesday 31st of October 2018

I made these today for a Halloween Party. They are amazing. It was hit.

Vonda K

Thursday 25th of October 2018

how would you make these vegan

Nicole Cook

Monday 29th of October 2018

Hi there. I'm sorry, I am not vegan, so I can't actually answer that question. I would imagine there would be a vegan version out there somewhere. Good luck!

Matt Kearns

Tuesday 27th of September 2016

Holy crap these donuts look fantastic! Well done!

Nicole Cook

Wednesday 28th of September 2016

Thank you so much Matt. They are our favorite this time of year!!


Tuesday 8th of December 2015

hi ! Can you tell me if I can substitute pumpkin pie mix for the regular pumpkin? I bought the pumpkin pie mix can instead of the pure pumpkin. Also would I have to change any of the ingredients ? Thanks.

Nicole Cook

Wednesday 9th of December 2015

Hi Kia, Well so obviously I have not made it that way, but through some research it looks like you CAN but the consistancy of the end result and the sweetness and flavor of the end result will be different than the intended result. You may need to experiment with the spices and sugar by taking some away in the recipe, since Pumpkin Pie Mix already has the sugar and spices added and has a lightly different consistancy. Hope that helps a bit.


Friday 3rd of October 2014

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