Monday, February 27, 2012

Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts with Maple Cinnamon Glaze

For the love of everything breakfast, thank you corporate cooking giants for creating the donut pan. Here is our favorite recipe so far:

photo courtesy of tasteandtellblog.com

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup pumpkin puree
2 eggs
2 TBL milk
1/4 cup butter, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract

Maple-Cinnamon Glaze
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp maple extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 TBL milk

Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare doughnut pan by spraying with non-stick cooking spray.

In large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger. Set aside.

In another bowl, cream together brown sugar, butter and pumpkin. Add in eggs, mix well, then mix in milk and vanilla. Stir in reserved dry ingredients.

Place mix in large zip-top bag, cut off corner and pipe into doughnut pan.

Or just invest in or create something like this. It's WAY easier. I found a batter bottle on Target's clearance rack awhile back for $3. I use it all the time (waffles, pancakes, donuts, whatever...) photo courtesy of realsimple.com

Bake until toothpick inserted comes out clean, about 10 minutes. Remove from oven, let rest for 5 minutes, then remove from pan and allow to cool completely on wire rack.

Meanwhile, make the glaze: In small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, maple extract, cinnamon and milk.

When doughnuts are cook, dip them in glaze. Return them to wire rack and allow glaze to set.

*These were so good they didn't last long. Quinn and Kellen both ate about 10 mini donuts, I kid you not. I probably ate that amount too. It was the glaze. You could have glazed a snot ball and it would have been delicious. Okay, that's not entirely true. I do not endorse eating snot balls. 

If you make these the night before, don't glaze them. It's not pretty in the morning. But they do still taste awesome.


Angie said...

Yumm-ola! Sounds delicious!

Madge said...

they look great!!!
Thanks for the recipe!