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Heavenly Pumpkin Spice Baked Doughnuts

Natalie Alice Zigdon4 comments1609 views


PumpkinIf you’ve read my “Automnal Melodies” post than you probably already figured it out by now that I absolutely adore everything wintery and autumny alike. From the Scent of the wet soil, to the rubber boots and coats and umbrellas and those oh so sweet cinnamony scents you seem to encounter on everywhere corner. One of my Favourite things to do on a cold rainy day is open the window so I could hear and smell the rain, and cuddle up on the couch with a nice cup of Cocoa or Vhai. So in the spirit of all things cinnamony and autumnal I’ve decided I’d put my new Doughnut pans to use and make the myself the best Chai and hot Cocoa companion out there, and it came out perfect.

I’ve removed  and added quite a bit from my first attempt and I think I can honestly attest that this was seriously a delight. I am pretty sure that the rest of my family can attest to that as well as they finished almost all of it in a matter of minutes . This is what you’ll need to get those cinammony tastes to your home.

Ingrediants: (For Approx 12 Doughnuts)

2  Cups of Plain White Flour

150 gr Room temperature Butter

20 gr Butter (For Pans)

2 Tb Canola oil (or Vegetable Oil)

3 Tb Milk

3/4 Cane Sugar

3 Tsp Honey

1 Tb Cinnamon

1 Tsp Pumpkin Spice

Zest of 1 Orange

1 Tsp Vanilla Extract

1/4 Tsp Baking Powder

1/4 Tsp Baking Soda

Pinch of Salt


50 gr Butter

4 Tb Cane/Brown sugar

1 Tb Cinnamon

  • Preheat oven to 185°C
  • First things first, grease the doughnut pans with the 20 gr. of butter and set them aside for later. If you don’t have any Doughnut Pans you can still use this better to make some delicious cupcakes.
  • Mix the rest of the butter with the oil in a hand-held mixer for 2 min or until fluffy. Than add the sugar, honey, and vanilla extract and add mix for one more minute
  • In a different bowl, sift together the flour with cinnamon, pumpkin spice, baking powder, baking soda and the pinch of salt.
  • Combine the two mixtures together and mix in low-speed. Add the milk and orange zest and continue mixing for 30 seconds to 1 min.


  • Add the mixture to a zip lock bag (easiest way to deal with), cut of one of the edges and distribute in pans
  • Tap the pans on a counter or table to remove excess air and put in oven for 17 to 20 min, or until golden
  • Remove for pan and set aside for 15 minutes


Garnish (Or if  your like me just eat it right there :))

  • Melt 50 Grams of butter in small bowl (Make sure the doughnut can fit the bowl!) and mix the sugar and cinnamon with a spoon
  • Slightly dunk the doughnuts in the melted and then again in the sugar & cinnamon mix
  • Make yourself a nice cup of tea or cocoa (most important part) and enjoy 🙂en

If you try this out let me know what you think. Happy baking everyone!

Natalie Alice Zigdon
Blogger, self proclaimed geek, avid reader and baker, music and art fanatic, and one heck of a crazy lady