The Best Pumpkin Donut Holes



Happy Fall everybody! Are you ready to swoon over some delicious pumpkin treats? You’d better be! I stumbled across this recipe two years ago and it quickly became one of my favorite Autumn treats. To check out the original source click here.

This recipe is so easy to throw together and never fails to get me in the spirit of Fall. Don’t be intimidated by the long list of ingredients! Make them once and you’ll see why these Spiced Pumpkin Donut Holes are worth the ten minutes of prep-time (which honestly isn’t much to begin with).



  • 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 or peanut oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk


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


Step One: Set oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and clove. In a separate large bowl mix oil, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, pumpkin puree, and milk until smooth.


Step Two: Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Stir until just combined, but do not over mix.



Spoon batter 1 tablespoon at a time into greased or non-stick mini muffin tin.

Step Three: Bake for 10 minutes.


Step Four: While donuts cool, melt butter in a shallow bowl and combine cinnamon and sugar in another shallow bowl. Dip cooled donuts in butter then roll in cinnamon sugar and enjoy!





Have a fabulous Fall!




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