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These baked pumpkin donuts are super soft and moist with a delightful pumpkin taste and crunchy cinnamon-sugar coating. (pumpkin donuts, pumpkin spice donuts, baked pumpkin donuts, homemade pumpkin donuts, Tim Hortons, pumpkin cake donuts)

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Donuts

  • Author: Little Sweet Baker
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 18


These made-from-scratch baked pumpkin donuts are soft, moist and fluffy with a delightful cinnamon-sugar coating.


Donut batter

  • 1/2 cup (125ml) vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups (300g) granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups (365g) canned pumpkin purée
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg & 1/2 tsp ginger)
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 3/4 cups minus 2 tbp (8oz) all-purpose flour

Sugar coating

  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease two standard size donut pans.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk all the donut batter ingredients except the flour until smooth.
  3. Add in the flour and stir just until smooth again.
  4. Using a large muffin scoop or 1/4 cup measuring cup, fill the wells of the prepared baking pans about 3/4 full.
  5. Bake for about 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool enough to handle.
  6. Toss the sugar and cinnamon in a medium ziplock bag. While the donuts are still warm, gently shake them in the sugar mixture to coat. Place them on a wire rack to cool or enjoy warm. See notes.


Because these donuts are quite moist, it’s best to coat them just before serving or at most a couple of hours before.
Store leftover donuts at room temperature on a cooling rack. Cover the donuts with a large tupperware container or sheet of wax paper. You want to shelter them, yet still allowing for air circulation.

  • Category: dessert, breakfast
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American

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