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Donuts are the ultimate comfort food treats. And these pumpkin spice buttermilk donuts with their warm fall spices are sure to please. One of the best pumpkin desserts I’ve made!
When it’s time for everything pumpkin spice, you can’t get much better than donuts! Crispy on the outside and soft and pillowy on the inside, they are everything you love about donuts! So they are perfect for fall or when the heck ever!
You use pumpkin puree in these donuts and it’s super cinchy to make yourself. If you don’t have time or any frozen on hand, grab a can of pumpkin puree at the store.
These pumpkin spice donuts are super delicious because of the buttermilk that makes them all yummy yummy. If you don’t have that on hand, you can make it in a whip snap with some regular whole milk and a tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar. Give it a whirr, and let it set about 5 minutes. Come back and buttermilk it is. It’s a great substitute and gives your dough that tangy hint.
The best part about the donuts is the glaze. Isn’t that what we love most about donuts anyways? It makes them shiny and pretty AND gives that extra sweet kick! So whip up some dough, roll it out, cut the donuts and get cooking!
Since these donuts have yummy pumpkin puree, they don’t fluff up quite as much as other donuts, they have a great bite and moist texture. I guarantee you’l have to make them more than once. They taste incredible! I can’t wait to hear all about it!
For more even yummy pumpkin spice ideas, check these ideas out:
- Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins
- Pumpkin spice coffee cake with streusel topping
- Impossible crustless pumpkin pie
- Pumpkin cheesecake parfaits
- Crumbl copycat pumpkin pie cookies
- Pumpkin desserts that are not pie
- molasses cookies
Also, check out this gingerbread cream pie for warm spices and gingerbread flavor for the holidays!
Pumpkin Spice Buttermilk Donuts
Perfect for fall, these pumpkin spice donuts are loaded with flavor, and fried to perfection!
- For donuts:
- ● 3/4 cup buttermilk
- ● 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
- ● 1/2 cup sugar
- ● 1 large egg, beaten
- ● 2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
- ● 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ● 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- ● 1/2 teaspoon salt
- ● 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- ● 1/4 cup (half stick) butter, melted
- ● Canola Oil for frying donuts
- For icing:
- ● 3 cups powdered sugar
- ● ½ cup buttermilk
- ● 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Heat the oil in a large saucepan to 375 degrees
Whisk together buttermilk, sugar, pumpkin, and eggs
In a separate bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and spices
Add buttermilk mixture to bowl and mix, using your hands if necessary
Add melted butter and knead until the dough is soft
Roll out on a lightly floured surface
Cut out the donuts
Carefully add 3 donuts, one at a time, to the hot oil
Cook for one minute and turn over
Remove from oil to drain on a cooling rack over a sheet pan for the oil to drip
Mix up the icing ingredients
Dip donuts one at a time and return to cooling rack to drip
The pumpkin puree makes these donuts a little denser than most donuts.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 143Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 143mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 2g
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