Monday, September 10, 2012

Pumpkin Doughnuts or Muffins


Fall is finally in the air in Texas!  I wanted to get out a few of my  favorite dishes for a glimpse of Fall. I used a green leaf plate from Kohl's (several years ago), a stenciled napkin made by one of my friend's, my Pottery Barn charger and my standard Mikasa English Countryside plate and mug.   

When I saw this recipe from King Arthur Flour, I knew I wanted to try it.  It's a very quick recipe to try for a Fall breakfast or brunch. 


Yummy spiciness, which is perfect with a cup of tea!
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups pumpkin purée (canned pumpkin)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice, or 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon plus heaping 1/4 teaspoon each ground nutmeg and ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 3/4 cups + 2 tablespoons flour


  • 3 tablespoons cinnamon/sugar


1) Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease two standard doughnut pans. If you don't have doughnut pans, you can bake these in a standard muffin tin; they just won't be doughnuts.
2) Beat together the oil, eggs, sugar, pumpkin, spices, salt, and baking powder until smooth.
3) Add the flour, stirring just until smooth.
4) Fill the wells of the doughnut pans about 3/4 full; use a scant 1/4 cup of batter in each well. If you're making muffins, fill each well about 3/4 full; the recipe makes about 15, so you'll need to bake in two batches (unless you have two muffin pans).
6) Bake the doughnuts for 15 to 18 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the center of one comes out clean. If you're making muffins, they'll need to bake for 23 to 25 minutes.
7) Remove the doughnuts from the oven, and after about 5 minutes, loosen their edges, and transfer them to a rack to cool.
8) While the doughnuts are still warm (but no longer fragile), gently shake them in a bag with the cinnamon-sugar. If you've made muffins, sprinkle their tops heavily with cinnamon-sugar.
9) Cool completely, and wrap airtight; store at room temperature for several days.
Yield: 12 doughnuts or 15 muffins.  I got 6 doughnuts + 12 muffins out of this recipe.  We'll eat some and freeze the rest.

                                                                I am sharing this with:
                                                                Mix It Up Monday!
                                                                On the Menu Monday
                                                                Tea Time Tuesday
                                                                You're Gonna Love It!
                                                                Cowgirl Up
                                                                Tabletop Tuesday
                                                                Crazy Sweet Tuesday
                                                                Let's Dish!
                                                                Centerpiece Wednesday
                                                                Full Plate Thursday
                                                                Tablescape Thursday
                                                                Potpourri Friday
                                                                Foodie Friday
                                                                Weekend Potluck
                                                                Seasonal Sundays



  1. I am going to whip up a batch of these! I don't have a doughnut pan but I will make muffins. I adore King Arthur flour, it is wonderful. xo

  2. Yum! I'm so pleased to see that these can be baked instead of fried.

  3. now these sound so tasty for fall....delish! Thanks Kitty! Hope you are doing great and having a super week. Take care!!

  4. Yum! I always make my doughnuts the old-fashioned way like my grandmother did; fried in oil. I love pumpkin too so these sound especially good. One of my Christmas traditions is to make doughnuts. It's one my Daddy and I started together.
    Thanks for sharing with us and joining me for tea. Your presentation is very cute! Have a delightful week, Kitty.


  5. I bookmarked that recipe too! It sounded great, love the idea of baked donuts:@)

  6. Kitty, I am ready for fall flavors. The donut shop near my house makes pumpkin donuts around this time of year, and I go through withdrawal when I can't get them. ha ha

    This recipe sounds wonderful!

  7. I love your fall setting with the leaf plate and white china. The pumpkin donuts and muffin look scrumptious. When you mentioned the King Arthur flour, I thought of my Dad for one of his first jobs was selling Light Crust flour in Texas. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    Thanks, Pam

  8. That's what I am talking about. Bring on the pumpkin. Great recipe and perfect timing too Kitty.

  9. That looks like a fabulous recipe! I don't have a doughnut pan, but I love muffins. So guess what I'm making tomorrow! Thanks for sharing your fall treat!

  10. Hi Kitty,
    your Pumpkin Doughnuts look great. I will try this recipe or Doughnuts and muffins. Thank you for sharing and for the sweet comment on my blogpost.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  11. Kitty~ I wish I had a pumpkin doughnut to go with my coffee this morning! They look delicious and I can only imagine how wonderful they smell baking :)

  12. Looks delish, Kitty. I would love to have one with my coffee right now,..Christine

  13. Kitty - I can't begin to tell you HOW MUCH I've thought about pumpkin donuts this last week of cooler temps! I can't wait to make these...I don't have the fancy pans, but muffins just may satisfy that craving in me. Thanks so much - as always your photos are gorgeous.

  14. Yummy recipe Kitty. For some reason a donut has more appeal than a muffin, even if it is the same batter. :-) I love to use pumpkin for making all kinds of things in the fall, even pumpkin soup.

  15. These look delish! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Fall link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)

  16. Oh yummy! Thanks so much for the recipe!

  17. My mouth is watering right now!! These look scrumptious and I can't wait to try your recipe out! Thanks so much for linking up to Centerpiece Wed and sharing your recipe with us.

  18. These look delicious and they are seasonally perfect. I'd love one of your donuts with my morning coffee. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  19. Oh now these look yummy. Thanks for the recipe. Hugs, Marty

  20. I can see me making these! They look so yummy. Loving your fall tablescape. We might get a bit of fall up here in Lubbock tomorrow.. I hope!!! xo marlis

  21. Pumpkin doughnuts sound decadent! How great would those be with coffee? YUM!

  22. OMG, those donuts are killing me. I need to make some soon.

  23. NO, Kitty! No, no, no!!!!! I was doing so well on curbing my doughnut craving, and now this!!! Noooooooooooooooo!!!!! Well, OK...if you insist! :-) I didn't even know that doughnut pans exist! I'll have to keep an eye out. Doggone am I going to be able to sleep now???????????? :-)

  24. Love the leaf plates and oh my goodness, those doughnuts have me at hello! Hugs, Linda

  25. Kitty, Yum, what a great intro to fall, Pumpkin Donuts. This recipe looks delicious and we will sure enjoy it. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  26. Kitty... you make me drool. Doughnut is one of my fave.

    Unfortunately, am afraid some of the ingredients are not available in Sweden.

    But I will check if I can do a copycat using my domestic stuffs.


    Have a great week-end.

    Greetings from rainy Stockholm,

  27. Kitty, this looks delicious. I am putting this in my files! The fall dishes are the perfect accent!

  28. Oh my, I can just taste these donuts. Beautiful dishes too.

  29. Hi Kitty: I love pumpkin, so will have to try your recipe. Your tablescape is just so beautiful and autumn is starting to feel like it has arrived, at least a little bit in the evenings around here. Thank you so much for sharing your pretty photos and great recipe with us!

  30. Just fabulous Kitty! Pumpkin is so packed with nutrients that these are guilt free donuts. Right???
    Say yes please.

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  31. I love those leaf plates and fringe napkin, so pretty! The donuts look good too! I used my pan yesterday. I made banana choc chip.
    Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

  32. Kitty, These look so beautiful!!! YUMMY! A real taste of fall! Thanks for joining ON THE MENU MONDAY with pumpkin donuts!

  33. These look so good, I can't wait to try them out! Thanks for sharing.

  34. What a wonderful way to start fall! Thanks Kitty for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  35. Yum1 My hubby would love these donuts!

  36. Yum, yum, yum!

    I'm hosting my first linky party - would love for you to join in:


  37. Wow! These look great! Wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  38. Oh, wow, they look awesome! I should try this recipe soon! ;)

    Btw, I'm coming from Kathe with an E link party.

    Hope you have a great week! ;D


  39. These look sooo good! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  40. These sound delicious! I love pumpkin yummies. Thanks for sharing! I never seem to get around to making the recipes in my King Arthur Flour catalog! I need to work on that. :)

  41. Yum yum! I will have to fight my kiddos for these!!

  42. Lovely setting and yummy looking goodies.


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