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Pumpkin Pie Spice Donut Muffins

Pumpkin Pie Spice Donut Muffins

These are so yummy during the Fall! Actually they are really good anytime of year, but most especially during the Fall. They just taste fantastic with a nice warm cup of coffee or tea and a cool, crisp morning. You really just cannot get any better than that.

We make the Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins all year long, but when the season changes, out comes my desire to create everything pumpkin or pumpkin spice.

This recipe for Pumpkin Pie Spice Donut Muffins is super easy and my 12 year old daughter is the one who made the ones pictured in the photo. So it’s easy enough for kids too.

Pumpkin Pie Spice Donut Muffins

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Ingredients:

  • 3 ½ c. all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. ginger
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. all spice (or you can just use pumpkin pie spice which we did)
  • 1 c. sugar
  • ⅔ c. shortening
  • 2 lg. eggs
  • ½ c. buttermilk
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin (no sugar or spices added)

For the outside coating:

  • 2 sticks of butter,  melted
  • 1 ½ c.  sugar
  • 3 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

Directions:

In a bowl, blend the sugar, shortening and eggs until you get a creamy mixture. Add the canned pumpkin, mixing the entire thing until smooth. Make sure you scrape the sides of the bowl and get that down in there too. In another bowl, mix all of your dry ingredients – the flour, the spices, baking powder & baking soda.

Blend everything up real good.

Now take turns adding the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture alternating between the dry stuff and your buttermilk. Mix well in between each addition. Make sure that everything is mixed well, including all the batter that gets stuck to the sides of the bowl.

Don’t forget to scrape that bowl!

We make these in mini muffin pans, but you could totally do this in a large muffin pan. Grease your muffin tin thoroughly. We use shortening, but you could do this also with non-stick cooking spray. Fill each muffin cup about ⅔ of the way full.

Now bake ‘em!

Bake these little gems at 350 degrees for about 20-24 minutes. (we usually pull them around 21)

Allow them to sit for about 2-5 minutes, and then remove and allow to cool for another 10-15 minutes on a cooling rack. You don’t want them to be cold, you just want them to be easy to handle. If they cool quicker than 10 minutes…

Go For it. Get ‘em covered in sugary/spicey goodness!

Now for the coating: Blend the sugar and pumpkin pie spice together in a bowl. Place the melted butter in another bowl next to it.

Dip each muffin into the butter for only a second or two, completely submerging it. Now roll the muffin into the Sugar & Spice mixture. Coat it really well, rolling it around so every inch is covered.

Now you can eat them. Or you can save them. But I recommend you eat them. Because as soon as others get a bite, they’re gonna go fast!

Pumpkin Pie Spice Donut Muffins

Pumpkin Pie Spice Donut Muffins

Ingredients

For Muffins:

  • 3 ½ c. all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. ginger
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. all spice, or you can just use pumpkin pie spice which we did
  • 1 c. sugar
  • ⅔ c. shortening
  • 2 lg. eggs
  • ½ c. buttermilk
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin, no sugar or spices added

For the outside coating:

  • 2 sticks of butter, melted
  • 1 ½ c. sugar
  • 3 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, blend the sugar, shortening and eggs until you get a creamy mixture.
  2. Add the canned pumpkin, mixing the entire thing until smooth.
  3. In another bowl, mix all of your dry ingredients – the flour, the spices, baking powder & baking soda. Blend Well.
  4. Take turns adding the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture alternating between the dry stuff and your buttermilk. Mix well in between each addition. Make sure that everything is mixed well, including all the batter that gets stuck to the sides of the bowl.
  5. We make these in mini muffin pans, but you could totally do this in a large muffin pan. Grease your muffin tin thoroughly. We use shortening, but you could do this also with non-stick cooking spray. Fill each muffin cup about ⅔ of the way full.
  6. Bake these little gems at 350 degrees for about 20-24 minutes.
  7. Allow them to sit for about 2-5 minutes, and then remove and allow to cool for another 10-15 minutes on a cooling rack.
  8. For the coating: Blend the sugar and pumpkin pie spice together in a bowl. Place the melted butter in another bowl next to it.
  9. Dip each muffin into the butter for only a second or two, completely submerging it. Now roll the muffin into the Sugar & Spice mixture. Coat it really well, rolling it around so every inch is covered. Set aside and repeate with each muffin.
  10. When complete, Serve.

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You have to try these Pumpkin Pie Spice Donut Muffins! They are amazing!

Happy Fall!

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Krista {Budget Gourmet Mom}

Saturday 8th of October 2011

These look positively delicious! Pumpkin is the budget ingredient of the month on BGM and I would love if you shared this recipe! http://su.pr/1RLTQL

Nicole Humphrey Cook

Tuesday 4th of October 2011

@Jamie, thanks so much for the pin! :) @Becky, thanks for all the social networking love. They are so yummy. I have a thing with changing up things I love to make them more holiday related, these were just the first ones I posted. I'll hopefully make a few more things to add. ;) @Andrea, thanks for re-pinning on Pinterest. Are you an addict yet? I know I am. LOL

Nicole Humphrey Cook

Tuesday 4th of October 2011

@Grace, I think you might have made my whole day. Thank you. For talking about me and then for telling me. haha It's nice to know that you all think my guide is so awesome. I have a feeling Dan's about to make me do a little extra work to it with the upcoming changes, though I don't mind. I love Triberr. I love the people I've met (hello you & Abbie) - and it's just been a great thing for me. I love giving back because I see Dino's direction with this! :) Xoxox

Andrea

Monday 3rd of October 2011

Think I pinned these today on pinterest! Yum. They look really good. ;)

NYOA

Monday 3rd of October 2011

Nicole, I cannot get enough of this recipe. I love it! Thanks for linking it to Stir Stitch and Straighten... pinning and stumbling right now! xo http://notyourordinaryrecipes.blogspot.com

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