Monday, November 17, 2014

Baked Pumpkin Donuts

 My tea today is taking place on the coffee table.'s cold outside!  Would you care to join me for some pumpkin spice tea and a donut?

 Here's a pretty shot of my table runner that I've had for years.  I love the old fashioned scene. 

 I'm using my calico teacup  for I love the color and design of it for Fall.

Pumpkin donuts with pumpkin spice tea is what we're having.  You can make the recipe in either a donut pan or a muffin pan.  The recipe is from King Arthur Flour and they turn into very moist donuts or muffins.  King Arthur recommends not storing them tightly wrapped, but loosely covered.  I had extras and froze the remaining ones.

Baked Pumpkin Donuts
  • 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


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).

5) 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.

6) Remove the doughnuts from the oven, and after about 5 minutes, loosen their edges, and transfer them to a rack to cool. 

7) 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.

8) Cool completely, and store (not wrapped tight) at room temperature for several days.
Makes: 12 doughnuts or 15 muffins.

 I am sharing this with:


  1. I have never tried to make donuts though I know a few folks who do. That brown calico tea cup is perfect for the season.

  2. I think we should rename your kitchen "The Bakery" as there are always things in your oven and the smell of these pumpkin donuts must of drifted down your street and around the neighborhood! What a wonderful posting!

  3. I think I get tempted by your wonderful recipes every week...and succumb...often! Those look wonderfullllmuffins coming on...don't have a doughnut pan. Love your runner as well. Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  4. Hi Kitty,
    I love your sweet Calico teacup! It's so pretty. I don't have a doughnut pan so I always make my doughnuts the old-fashioned way. My father and I always made them together every Christmas as it was our tradition. Now, I make them by myself. Not as much fun but they are so good! I haven't made them for a few years but they are on my list to make this year. Your recipe sounds easy enough and pumpkin would be a treat for sure. They sure look delicious! Thank you for coming to tea, my friend, and have a lovely week.


  5. A most welcoming blog to visit full of hospitality and yummy recipes! Wish I could join you on this cold rainy day!

  6. I've seen that recipe at KA Flour Kitty, it's nice to know someone that's tried it and liked it! Lovin' your fun fall runner and while I haven't seen any snow flakes it sure is damp and cold here too! Stay warm:@)

  7. Oh those donuts look wonderful! The perfect thing for a chilly day. Wish I could join you, Kitty.

  8. As soon as I saw the picture of the donuts, I had to scurry over here! And my daughter has a donut pan. Maybe if I give her this recipe . . . Love the calico cup, perfect for fall.
    We have snow on the ground, but I have a fire burning inside, so it's all good :)
    Stay warm Kitty, and enjoy your yummy donuts!

  9. What a great table setting. Love the donuts. I want to thank you so much for praying for my son. It is such a blessing to have friends who can pray. Hugs, Martha

  10. Yum, donuts and pumpkin spice tea - a flavour I've been drinking a lot of lately. I like the autumn country scene on your runner.

  11. I so wish we were closer! Would love to sit and visit and enjoy those donuts ~ :) Your table setting is sooo pretty and is perfect for this cold weather.

    I really appreciate your visits! I've sorta been negligent in responding as I forget to go and check the comments. Not good ~


  12. Oh Kitty, can I PLEASE come over for donuts?! These look sooo good :) I am going to have to buy a donut pan so that I can make these tasty treats.

    Love to you, my friend!

  13. Ooohhh... Its late and you have me drooling. Yum yum yum!
    This will be a must to make, Kitty. I love anything pumpkin. :-)
    I do not own a doughnut pan for the oven just electric doughnut makers. I really should get one. I see Stephanie doesn't own one either ;-) I believe I will get one for both of my girls as well as myself as a "happy happy"
    "happy happy's" were what my mother called treats when I was growing up. We still use that saying to this day.
    Your tea cup is perfect for this time of year.
    Love to you, Debbie

  14. What an absolute perfect tea time, Kitty.

    I love your recipes, always so inspiring! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  15. I've been wanting to try some baked donuts Kitty, your pumpkin ones look delicious and perfect for a cold, fall morning with some pumpkin spice tea! Thanks for the recipe, I love your brown calico cup ♥.

  16. You amaze me, Kitty. You are the cooking queen.

    Love your delightful fall runner. So nostalgic. Wish life was as sweet and simple as it was at that time.

    I've made donuts once in my life. Yours look and sound fabulous. You have inspired me to stop and take a few minutes to savor life.
    I am going to sit down and treat myself to a cup of tea. Wish I had one of your pumpkin donuts.

  17. Perfect November tea. I'll be right over!

  18. Great idea to bake them!! Looks delicious!

  19. Kitty, I can't wait to make these...they look delicious! If I get up early enough tomorrow, I am making them before I head out to get all beautiful! LOL
    Just be happy you aren't living in areas that are freezing cold with lots of's freezing here and windy but only a dusting of snow...unlike the Buffalo, NY area...I was born and lived in Vermont the first 33 years of my life, but never saw snow in the amounts winters are bringing these days.
    Have a wonderful week.

  20. On a freezing cold morning like this, a dozen of these would be fantastic! Oops! Did I say that out loud that I would actually eat a dozen of these at once?!??!! :-)

  21. Today ..I came for the donuts( ha Ha)..I just knew you would have another yummy recipe... and what is better than donuts and tea...I'm going to make these when my hubby returns next week... OMG won't he feel special...Your sweet teacup is the perfect size for warming hands and heart ... I'd love to visit in your kitchen and take in all the wonderful smells of baking( Hee Hee) Everything just looks so cozy...Enjoy your day...Hugs

  22. Hi Kitty!! I can't resist a yummy donut. These look bakery store amazing. Sophia and I are droooooooling. :) Thanks for the great idea. Take care.

  23. Sweet Kitty, these donuts look amazing, my mouth waters. I just pinned this recipe. Thanks for sharing lovely lady.

  24. Oh, I love your pretty tea setting...the cup is so pretty and those donuts look AWESOME...

  25. Hi Kitty,
    Your calico teacup is so pretty for November and what a collectible table runner. I have never tried making donuts! Yummy! Thank you for visiting me! Happy Tea day! Karen

  26. those look so yummy!

  27. I've never made any kind of donuts Kitty, one sweet that doesn't really appeal to me, but yours sound fabulous with pumpkin and pumpkin spice! What a great autumn treat~ I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving next week~

  28. I've promised John a batch...will let you know how they turn out!

  29. I have not tried baked donuts Kitty, but they sure do look yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.

  30. Oh I do love my pumpkin spice anything! I have never made baked doughnuts. I do love King Arthur products.


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