Wednesday, October 27, 2010

more donuts!

It's pumpkin this time.  Not quite as good as the apple ones, but the bar was raised WAY HIGH on my first attempt at baked donuts.  Those other donuts just set unrealistic expectations for every donut to follow.  These were still really delicious...and better than Tim Hortons according to Jim (the only person I know that has tried the Tim Horton's Pumpkin Spice Donut).  I should hope so...
I'm getting a wee bit tired of pumpkin now.  I think I've done almost every possible baked good.  Other than pumpkin pie of course, oh and pumpkin brownies or cheesecake.  There are really just so many opportunities to use it but only so much I can handle.  Even though I love pumpkin.  I am feeling like I need to shake things up.

Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts

Recipe from Craving Chronicles
Makes about 64 mini donuts ( I used a half recipe and got 32)


For Donuts
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/8 teaspoons ground cloves
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup preed pumpkin
1/2 cup low-fat milk

For Coating
1 stick of unsalted butter, melted
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons cinnamon


Preheat oven 350°F. Spray each cup in a mini donut pan with baking spray.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and spices (through cloves). In a separate, large bowl whisk together oil, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, pumpkin and milk until smooth. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just combined – do not over mix!

Pipe batter into the pan. Bake at 350°F for 6-7 minutes (mine took about 6 and a half) or until a toothpick comes out clean.

While the donuts bake, melt butter in one bowl and combine granulated sugar and cinnamon in another bowl. Remove donuts from oven and dump out right away to cool for a few minutes. Once cooled, dip the top of each donut in melted butter, then dip in cinnamon sugar.

1 comment:

  1. you should try to get a unsecured line of Pumpkins with your bank to mix up your pumpkin recipies. Pumpkin recipes are 21% per annum.

    Pumpkin line of credit rates are ~9.5% per annum. You can use the savings on your Pumpkin recipies to buy more pumpkin shares.

    Also your pumpkin expense is way too high. Try organizing a pumpkin potluck instead, and pack pumpkins for lunch 4/5 days. Treat yourself on the friday to something like apples. You can be enjoying the taste of pumpkin again in 16 months.