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Pumpkin Spice Doughnut Holes

FoodKayiubaked goods, sweets
Pumpkin Spice Doughnut Holes

Fall or autumn – my favorite season of all. I like it because of many reasons and one of them is that I get to bake like a mad woman! I originally wanted to bake doughnuts but since I don't have a doughnut pan I thought I'd use a mini muffin pan to make doughnut holes instead. Results? Better than I expected! These are great with or without the sugar coat and it's crazy good when it is served warm. So next time when you're just sitting at home on a chili day, give these pumpkin spice doughnut holes a try. You won't regret it!


Pumpkin Spice Doughnut Holes

Servings: 48

You'll need:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large egg
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup canned plain pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 cup milk

For the sugar coating:

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ground cloves.
  3. Mix all wet ingredients: canola oil, light brown sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, pumpkin, milk.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients until just combined but not over mixed.
  5. Pour batter in a large ziplock bag.
  6. Brush or spray oil evenly onto mini muffin pan.
  7. Carefully squeeze batter into each cup until 3/4 full. (A full cup will make a puffier end product).
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Optional: sugar coating
  9. While doughnut holes are baking, melt 3 tablespoons of butter. Then in another mixing bowl, mix together sugar and cinnamon.
  10. Once doughnut holes are cool, lightly coat each one with butter then with sugar mixture.

This recipe is adopted from Two Peas and Their Pod.