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Baked Pumpkin Donuts

Make these Baked Pumpkin Donuts at home! Using just five simple ingredients, these pumpkin spice donuts are ready in about 25 minutes.

I NEVER thought I would use a donut pan as much as I do! But, now that I know how easy it is to make baked cake donuts at home, I use it all the time! During the fall season, I go a bit wild for this pumpkin donut recipe.

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Baked Pumpkin Donuts

I love to grab some pumpkin donuts at the pumpkin patch with my kiddo, but these homemade pumpkin donuts are just as good!

Baked Pumpkin Donuts

I used a spice cake mix for this recipe! Spice cake mix is actually one of my secrets for easy pumpkin bread and pumpkin muffins. There is truly nothing better for me than a cold autumn morning, a warm pumpkin baked good and some hot coffee!

Baked Pumpkin Donuts

If you don't have a donut pan, that's okay! Consider making Baked Pumpkin Donut Holes using a mini muffin pan or baking sheet. Just pipe the dough into about a one-inch round ball and bake for a few minute less! Then, roll each pumpkin doughnut hole in the butter and cinnamon sugar mixture!

Baked Pumpkin Donuts

Like with any recipe, feel free to customize this recipe to your liking! These delicious donuts are fantastic topped with a bit of brown sugar, powdered sugar or maple syrup.

Baked Pumpkin Donuts

When you've finished enjoying your pumpkin donuts, allow them to cool completely. They will store in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag at room temperature for up to 2-3 days!

Baked Pumpkin Donuts

If you love these healthy pumpkin donuts, I think you'll also love these easy breakfast recipes:

Baked Apple Cider Donuts

Baked Strawberry Donuts

Ooey Gooey Butter Donuts

Cinnamon Pecan Breakfast Bundt Cake

Banana Cranberry Bread

Fresh Pear Bread

Apple Brioche French Toast Casserole

Baked Pumpkin Donuts
Baked Pumpkin Donuts

Baked Pumpkin Donuts

Yield: 18 donuts
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

It's easy to make these Baked Pumpkin Donuts at home, starting with a simple cake mix!


For the Donuts

  • 1 (15.25 oz) spice cake mix
  • 1 can (15 oz) pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Cinnamon Sugar Topping

  • 2 tablespoons melted butter, (salted butter)
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice
  • ½ cup granulated sugar


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Oil a donut pan. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, add the wet ingredients ; pumpkin puree, egg and oil.
  4. Then, slowly add in the dry ingredients; spice cake mix and pumpkin spice. Mix until well combined using an electric mixer.
  5. Fill a piping bag with about a third of the pumpkin mixture, and pipe into the donut pan cavities. If you do not have a piping bag you can use a ziplock bag. Just fill the bag then cut off the corner of the bag and use it to pipe. Or, you can use a spoon to spoon the mixture in, but it is a bit messy!
  6. Pipe batter into donut pan cavity, filling it about halfway up.
  7. Cooked in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes until slightly golden. You should be able to insert a toothpick and it should come out clean.
  8. Let the donuts cool for a few minutes on a wire rack.
  9. .As your donuts cool off, melt the butter in a shallow bowl that is wide enough to dip your donut in.
  10. In a separate shallow bowl or plate, mix granulated sugar and pumpkin spice to make a cinnamon sugar coating.
  11. Take each donut and dip top half in melted butter.
  12. Place the donut, buttered side down into the sugar and spice.
  13. Transfer the donuts to a cooling rack to cool completely.

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