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Pumpkin Donuts

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time23 mins
Servings: 10 to 12 Donuts
Author: Toni Anderson


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons butter room temp
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup puree'd pumpkin
  • Oil for frying


  • Cream together sugars and butter.
  • Mix in egg, vanilla, pumpkin, and buttermilk.
  • Add salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice.
  • Slowly mix in flour until the dough is easy to work with and can be rolled out without sticking on a lightly floured surface.
  • Fill the frying pan with 3 inches of oil and heat to 350 degrees. Make sure you use a thermometer because the wrong temperature will ruin the donuts.
  • Roll out to about 1/4 inch thick on a floured surface.
  • Cut out large circles (I used a pub glass) .
  • Then make the holes (I used a medecine cup)
  • (For more details on rolling out and cutting the donuts visit my homemade donut tutorial.)
  • Drop donuts in frying pan two at a time. Fry for one minute and then flip. Fry an additional 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Do not over cook.
  • Place on paper towels to cool.