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Chocolate Glazed Pumpkin Donuts

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  • Author: Browned Butter Blondie
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Breads


Light and fluffy baked pumpkin donuts coated with a rich chocolate glaze and topped with crushed pecans. Loaded with fall spices and just the perfect amount of pumpkin, these donuts are a delicious way to start your day.



For Donuts

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 cup pure pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla

For Glaze

  • 1/2 cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 2 TBSP unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp light corn syrup
  • 2 tsp whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla


For Donuts

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a donut pan with non stick baking spray and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together pumpkin, oil, sugars, eggs and vanilla until well combined. Add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture and mix with a wooden spoon only until barely combined.
  5. Do not over mix.
  6. Scoop batter into a zip lock bag, cut the tip and pipe the batter into the prepared donut pan, filling 3/4 full.
  7. Tap pan firmly on counter top three times to level the batter and release any air bubbles.
  8. Bake on the center rack of oven for 10 minutes.
  9. Donuts should be golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean or with few crumbs remaining.
  10. Remove from oven and cool donuts in pan for 5 minutes before releasing and cooling on a wire rack.
  11. Repeat with remaining batter.

For Glaze

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl over a double boiler on medium heat. Whisking often heat the mixture until the chocolate is smooth and melted.
  2. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly before glazing donuts.
  3. When ready, place glaze in a shallow bowl and dip tops of donuts in the glaze one at a time, coating well.
  4. Flip donuts over, place on a cooling rack and top with chopped nuts or sprinkles if desired.
  5. Allow glaze to set.


Keep donuts tightly covered in a cool, dry place for up to three days.