Pumpkin Spice Donuts Recipe

Koti Beth Designs
by Koti Beth Designs
24 donuts
32 min

These pumpkin spice donuts are perfect for fall! They are made with real pumpkin puree and buttermilk for a delicious flavor.

These are fried buttermilk pumpkin donuts, so you'll need a donut cutter. Save the middle section because you can cook those for pumpkin donut holes.

After they cool for a minute, you can dunk them in a glaze or in cinnamon sugar. I like both of them, so I alternate between them when I make these donuts.

This recipe makes 24 doughnuts, so you can save the leftovers in an airtight container. You can also freeze leftovers for later. I like these reusable freezer bags for baked goods. Let them thaw at room temperature.

Pumpkin Spice Donuts Recipe
Recipe details
  • 24  donuts
  • Prep time: 30 Minutes Cook time: 2 Minutes Total time: 32 min
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For the donuts
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • Canola oil for frying
For the icing
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Heat the oil in a large sauce pan to 365 degrees F.
In a medium bowl, combine the buttermilk, pumpkin puree, white sugar, and eggs.
In a separate bowl, combine the all purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and pumpkin pie spice.
Combine the buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture. Stir or knead with your hands until combined.
Add melted butter and knead until the pumpkin spice donuts dough is soft.
Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and roll to 1/4 inch thick.
Use a donut cutter to cut the donuts. Reserve the holes because you can fry those to make pumpkin spice donut holes.
Carefully add the pumpkin buttermilk donuts to the hot oil using a slotted metal spoon. Cook until golden brown on one side, about 1 minute. Carefully flip and cook for 1 more minute on the other side. Transfer to a cooling rack with a baking pan underneath.
Once the easy pumpkin spice donuts are all cooked, stir together the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and buttermilk in a small bowl. Stir until smooth.
Dip the donuts one by one into the glaze. Then sit on the cooling rack.
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