Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Cinnamon Sugar
- ⅓ cup butter or dairyfree alternative
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs room temperature if possible
- ½ 15 oz can pure pumpkin equals 1/2 cup + 1/3 cup pure pumpkin
- ⅓ cup water
- 1⅔ cup gluten free all purpose Flour I use GF Jules All purpose flour - affiliate link
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1/4 - ½ teaspoon ground cloves according to tastes
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup 115g unsalted butter, melted OR 1/2 Coconut Oil, Melted
- Baking brush
- Preheat oven to 350 and grease donut pan.
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
- Stir in eggs, pumpkin and water.
- In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, cinnamon and cloves with a pastry cutter or fork.
- Add dry ingredients to wet & mix well.
- Pour into donut pan, filing each donut form up to the top of the donut hole (so that you can see the donut hole)
- Bake 16-18 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
- Remove from oven. Let sit 5 minutes, then invert donut pan to remove donuts and let cool on a wire rack.
- Repeat baking donuts in donut pan until dough is used up.
- TIP: if freezing some donuts, freeze before topping with cinnamon sugar. Defrost and top with cinnamon sugar when ready to serve.
Top the donuts
- Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
- Use a baking brush, brush the donuts with either melted butter or melted coconut oil (both worked equally well and tasted the same), then dunk into the cinnamon sugar mixture coating all sides.
- NOTE: You can dip the donuts in cinnamon sugar without coating them with oil or butter but the cinnamon sugar won't stick as well.
- Donuts are best served immediately.
- Leftovers keep well covered tightly at room temperature for up to 2 days.
20 thoughts on “Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Cinnamon Sugar”
I had never made donuts before this so I was a bit nervous to make these. However, this recipe couldn’t be easier or more delicious! They bake so quick and are so tasty! I will be making these donuts again soon! Maybe even this weekend 🙂
Yay! So happy to hear you found them easy to make and loved them! Thanks for sharing!
These donuts are amazing, my family couldn’t get enough of them. Easy and delightful. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe!
Yay! So happy you all love them as much as we do! Thanks for sharing!
Omg these are absolutely delicious!!!! Seriously so delicious. I’ve made 4 of your recipes this week haha. I will definitely make these again.
You are the best! SO happy you’re loving everything!
This recipe is amazing! a family hit; they do not make it to the next day 🙂
Thank you for such a wonderful and tasty recipe- as my kids say they are not good, they are AH-MAZING!!!
haha love it! So happy your kids loved them!
Want to make these for Christmas morning. Pumpkin just doesn’t seem right at this time of year.
1. Have you used any other puree?
2. What should I do differently to leave out the pumpkin?
I actually eat these all winter so I think they’d still taste good but I understand what you mean! One thought is to maybe add 1/2 teaspoon ginger and a pinch of nutmeg to add more of a gingerbread flavor. If you’re feeling really adventurous, maybe swap out a tablespoon or two of pumpkin Puree for a tablespoon or two of molasses. Please note, I have never made them this way but it should work!
OMGoosh, these are the best GF doughnuts on the planet, I also made some mini muffins topping with the cinnamon and sugar.. Muffins baked for 13 minutes. OFF THE HOOK. THANK YOU FOR SHARING!!
Thank you!! So happy you loved them!
Ummmm this is the second recipe I have made from her and I am hooked. First one was her GF blueberry muffins and those are outstanding. With this recipe, I wasn’t sure if they had the texture of a donut because it’s been sooooo long since I have had a donut since going GF in July 2018. My husband says that they are like a pumpkin cake donut and he is obsessed!
I did not realize I needed a donut pan to make them so I had to make one by hand using foil and a cupcake tin. They were mini donuts, but it worked out great. One tip I had that made my life easier was I put the batter in a plastic Ziploc, then cut just a small tip of one corner off, and squeezed the batter into each donut hole rather than spooning it in. It made it a lot easier! Make these if you are a pumpkin person!!!
That’s what I did! Piped them from Ziploc! Worked perfectly!
Also, I always use King Arthur GF flour! It works extremely well.
Amazing recipe ! They turned out so good and melted in your mouth! These will become a staple around here on the weekends ! Thank you!!
So happy you love them! Thank you!
Made these tonight and they are so good! I made mine in a baby donut maker. 4 minutes and done! Can’t wait to have one with my morning coffee! Love your recipes!
I’m so happy I found this recipe! 12 weeks pregnant, nausea is slowly starting to subside and I’ve been craving donuts!! These pumpkin donuts were SO easy, quick, and absolutely delicious! Just what baby (and momma) wanted! 😍And you’d never guess they were gluten free! (I used bobs red mill 1 to 1 flour)
So happy you loved them! And thanks for sharing the flour you used! Enjoy!
What size donut pan do you use?