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The Best Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts

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These are The Best Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts because of so many reasons! They are perfectly sweet, moist, fluffy and filled with flavors of pumpkin spice!

If you love donuts, be sure to try my Buttermilk Donut Cake and Cinnamon Sugar Donut Bites

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These delicious and easy baked donuts that are topped with a Cinnamon Vanilla glaze and are so incredibly easy to make. Not only are they easy to make, they are also BAKED. Yep, that’s right. I personally think baked donuts come out better then traditional donuts because they are more caky and moist. This is why they are The Best Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts.

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I loved using my new donut baking pan I got as a gift from my bridal shower earlier this year and the first thing I wanted to make was pumpkin spice donuts! I never thought baked donuts would taste as good as they do but they are even better and so moist! They truly are the best.

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Who knew you could make homemade donuts in less than an hour? This easy step-by-step recipe is almost too easy. Every bite of these donuts are filled with the flavors of Fall and make a perfect morning treat! Especially on cool, crispy Fall mornings.

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The dough consistency is a cake and cookie dough batter combined. It isn’t as thick as cookie dough, but slightly thicker than cake batter. It is OK to have a few lumps in the dough- just be sure not to over mix otherwise your donuts won’t be as fluffy.

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The ziplock bag helps the donut batter form into the donut pan. The baking soda and baking powder in this recipe makes these donuts extra fluffy and perfect.

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I topped half of these pumpkin donuts with chopped pecans and the other half I left simply frosted. You can even leave the donuts unfrosted if you prefer!

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  • Deliciously moist with a hint of pumpkin and spice
  • Baked, not fried so you can enjoy them without any guilt
  • Perfect for breakfast, brunch or on-the-go for busy morningsBaked Pumpkin Spice DonutsPin


All purpose flour
Baking soda
Baking powder
Pumpkin pie spice
Vegetable or canola oil
Pumpkin puree
Granulated sugar
Brown sugar
Vanilla extract


Powdered sugar
Vanilla extract
Melted butter

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The Best Pumpkin Spice Donuts

These baked lucuius donuts have the perfect amount of pumpkin spice and topped with a vanilla glaze.
4.34 from 9 votes
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked donuts, pumpkin donuts, pumpkin spice donuts
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie filling
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans optional

For the Cinnamon Vanilla Glaze

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. melted butter
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a donut pan with nonstick spray and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and pumpkin pie spice. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the pumpkin puree, oil, sugars, eggs and vanilla until combined.
  • Add the pumpkin mixture to the dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon, do NOT overmix. The donut dough should just be barley combined.
  • Scoop the mixture into a plastic bag, cut the tip and pipe the batter into the greased donut pan, filing 3/4 full. The donuts will get fluffy and rise after they bake.
  • Bake the donuts for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown, you can insert a toothpick in the center it should come out clean. Repeat with remaining donut batter.

To make the Cinnamon Vanilla Glaze

  • Combined all of the ingredients in a bowl and whisk together until there are no lumps in the glaze. The glaze should be smooth and glossy.
  • Once the donuts are baked and cooled, dip to tops of the donuts in the glaze one donut at a time, coating well. Place the glazed donuts on a cooling rack and top with chopped nuts if desired or leave as is. Allow the glaze to set and enjoy!
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*To store the donuts, tightly cover the donuts in plastic wraps or store in an airtight container for up to a week in a cool dry place.
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