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At last, fall has come along! I absolutely love everything about this time of the year.  I love sitting in coffee shops on cloudy days, Halloween, the colors, comfy sweaters, and the crisp air without it being chill to the bone cold.

Oh ya… and pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin!

Finally, I can indulge in all my favorite pumpkin sweets and fill my house with the sweet, sweet, scent of pumpkin spice.

My first dessert of the season? Pumpkin Spice Donuts with a Maple Glaze.

These things are heavenly. If you don’t believe me, try them yourself!

Ingredients for Donut

2 cups of all-purpose flour, sifted

1 and 1/4 teaspoons of baking powder

1/4 teaspoon of baking soda

1 and 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon of ginger

1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg

dash of salt

1/2 stick of  butter

1 cup pumpkin puree

1/2 cup brown sugar

3 tablespoons of 2% milk

1 egg and 1 egg white

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Maple Glaze

1 and 1/2 cups of powdered sugar

4 tablespoons of 2% milk

3 teaspoons of maple syrup (sorry Mrs. Butter-worths wont cut it, real maple syrup)

2 teaspoons of cinnamon


Heat your oven to 350 degrees.

First you will need a greased donut pan. (Trust me, it’s worth the $9.99 investment. These pans are so much fun!)

Mix together the dry ingredients (flour, spices, and salt) and set aside.

In a separate bowl, mix together the pumpkin, butter (room temperature), brown sugar, eggs, milk and vanilla. Combine with dry ingredients.

You will notice that the donut dough will get sticky and thick. Next, you will either need to pipe the dough into the donut pan or take a spoon and spread the dough along the pan sections.

Bake for 10-12 minutes and let cool while you make your maple glaze.

For your maple glaze, whisk together all ingredients listed above in a small bowl.

You may need to add more milk to achieve the desired consistency.

Once the dounts are cool, dip in glaze and decorate!

My favorite toppings are pecans, cinnamon, walnuts, and sprinkles…but really, the sky is the limit.

Grab your donut, brew up your favorite coffee, listen to The Cinematic Orchestra “To Build a Home” and watch the world. Hellooooo Fall, please stay a while! 🙂