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Pumpkin Doughnuts

December 1997

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These festive pumpkin doughnuts are baked rather than fried. They hold well at room temperature for several hours, but are most delicious when they are still warm.


Pumpkin Doughnuts Recipe

Makes: 1 dozen doughnuts

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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup canned unseasoned pumpkin puree
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a 6-mold mini Bundt pan with cooking spray. Coat the molds with 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar, tapping out the excess.
  2. Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl. Whisk egg, buttermilk, brown sugar, pumpkin, oil and lemon zest in another large bowl. Add the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  3. Spoon about 1/4 cup batter into each mold. (You will use half the batter.)
  4. Bake the doughnuts until puffed and browned, 14 to 15 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Loosen the edges and invert the doughnuts onto a wire rack.
  5. Clean the pan, and coat it with cooking spray and the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar. Repeat steps 2-4 with the remaining batter. Serve the same day.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Hold at room temperature for 6 hours | Equipment: 6-mold mini Bundt pan

Nutrition

Per doughnut: 208 calories; 4 g fat (1 g sat, 2 g mono); 16 mg cholesterol; 40 g carbohydrates; 21 g added sugars; 4 g protein; 1 g fiber; 349 mg sodium; 107 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (33 % daily value)

Carbohydrate Servings: 2 1/2


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Recipe Categories

Servings
8 or more
Preparation/ Technique
Bake
Meal/Course
Breakfast
Brunch
Season
Fall
Winter
Holiday
Halloween
Type of Dish
Baked Goods, other
Ethnic/Regional
American
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
More than 1 hour
Publication
December 1997
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