Pumpkin Spice Baked Donut Holes


These little bites of delicious are made using a mini muffin pan, which I have been dying to use because I love little treats. I also love cakey donuts.  This combines that love into bite sized portions. Of course that doesn't necessarily help when you eat 10 of them.

I made in the afternoon and brought them with us to my sister-in-laws for dinner at her new house. This meant that I could pawn most of them off on her, so I didn't have to consume 10 or more.

I love baking, but I just can not possibly consume everything I bake.  And my husband isn't big on baked things….he's more a chips and ice cream junkie.  He did like these though and required that we take a few home with us for later.  I'm sure you'll have no problem getting rid of these. They are too good.


For the Donuts

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup canned plain pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk

For Topping

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


  • Preheat oven 350°F. Spray each cup in a 24-cup mini muffin tin with baking spray or butter generously.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and spices.
  • In a separate, large bowl whisk together oil, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, pumpkin and milk until smooth.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just combined…no over mixing.
  • Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  • Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • After the muffins have baked, melt butter in one bowl and combine granulated sugar and cinnamon in another bowl.
  • Allow muffins to cool for a few minutes before applying the topping.
  • Dip each muffin in melted butter, then roll in cinnamon sugar to coat.

Adapted from Craving Chronicles


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