Pumpkin Spice Donuts

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Fall is my favorite foodie season.  With warm spices, apples, and pumpkin, I love baking with all these fall flavors.  However, since I’ve had a baby I haven’t had nearly as much time to do my baking.  Thanks to #PumpkinWeek I got back into the kitchen and started baking.

Pumpkin Week

So I’ve been looking at recipes that don’t require a whole lot of work.  Some people call these recipes semi-homemade.  That might mean using a boxed mix or it might mean using a packaged marinade.  It’s anything that can help make a recipe easier.

Pumpkin Spice DOnuts with a delicious glaze are a fall favorite!

The donuts are really tasty.   They are delicate and a little bit crumbly but they have a ton of flavor.   I like the warm spices with the pumpkin.  It’s really a great fall pairing.

Everything you need to make easy Pumpkin Spice DOnuts

For a topping I did a pumpkin sugar and spice on half the donuts and a caramel maple glaze on the other.  I’m not sure which was better.  The pumpkin sugar and spice reminds me of a classic cinnamon sugar donut but the sugary glaze with maple and caramel is delicious too.

Bake up a pan of delicious Pumpkin Spice DOnuts

So if you think you don’t have time to make breakfast this fall give these semi-homemade Pumpkin Spice Donuts a shot!

Fall is here and these Pumpkin Spice Donuts with Sugar and Spice are one of my favorite breakfasts!

Pumpkin Week

Pumpkin Spice Donuts

Yield: 16 donuts
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

It only takes 4 ingredients to make these delicious spiced pumpkin donuts topped with a spiced sugar mixture or a caramel maple glaze.


For the donuts:

  • 1 boxed spice cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 c. vegetable oil
  • 1 c. pumpkin puree

For the sugar spice mixture:

  • 1 Tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice

For the caramel maple glaze:

  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons caramel sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a donut pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine the spice cake mix, egg, vegetable oil, and pumpkin. Mix well.
  3. Place the mixture in a zip top baggie and snip off the top. Pipe the mixture into the donut pan.
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until donuts are cooked through. Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack. Repeat with remaining batter.
  5. Before serving melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl. Combine the sugar and pumpkin spice in a second bowl.
  6. Dip half of the donuts into the butter and then into the sugar mixture. Set on the wire rack so that any excess drips off.
  7. In a medium bowl combine all ingredients for the glaze. Beat until smooth. Dip the remaining donuts into the caramel maple glaze and set on the wire rack so that the excess drips off.
  8. Enjoy!


Recipe adapted from Show Me The Yummy

Take a bite out of these easy Baked Pumpkin Spice DOnuts!


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