Updated: Oct 27, 2020
Pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin face masks… you name it, I love it (for a couple of weeks in the fall). This time around, I whipped up a batch of pumpkin donuts and instead of a cream cheese frosting, we got a little funky and went with a maple frosting (one of my very favorite donut frostings in the whole wide world - seriously, I turn into that kid who only eats the frosting on their donut when this stuff is involved). Whether you eat these with your family on Halloween morning, share them with friends, or gorge on them yourself as soon as they come out of the oven, give these guys a try before the pumpkin craze is over!
Pumpkin Donuts with Maple Frosting Recipe
Prep & Bake Time: 31 min | Servings: 16 Donuts (24 mini)
1 1/3 Cup All-Purpose Flour 1 tsp Baking Powder 1 tsp Baking Soda 1/2 tsp Salt 1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon 1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil 2 Eggs 1 Can Pumpkin Puree 1/3 Cup Milk (sub for Oat or Almond) 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 TBSP Unsalted Butter
1/3 Cup Pure Maple Syrup
1 Cup Sifted Confectioners Sugar
1/4 tsp Maple Extract
Pinch of Salt, to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees or turn on your donut maker .
In a bowl, combine all your dry ingredients. Mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and brown sugar in a large bowl. Set aside. In another bowl, mix together your wet ingredients. Whisk the eggs, add in the brown sugar, oil, pumpkin puree, milk, and vanilla extra. Mix until well combined.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and fold together gently until everything is combined making sure no flour pockets remain.
Spoon the batter into the donut pan, or to make things easier, add the donut batter to a Ziploc bag, and cut the tip-off, squeezing into the pan or donut maker.
Bake for 10-11 minutes in the oven or 3-5 minutes in your donut maker. Cool for at least 10 minutes before icing them.
Mix together the leftover shortbread mix, add the pecans, oatmeal, and pumpkin pie spice. Sprinkle the crumble topping evenly over your apple layer.
Making the Icing: In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the butter and maple syrup together, whisking occasionally. Once the butter is melted, take off the heat and whisk in the sugar and maple extract. Cool for 2-3 minutes then dip each donut in the icing. If the icing thickens put it back on the stove to heat up. Donuts are best served immediately!
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