Glazed Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts

I had the pleasure of being the guest chef on last weekend’s Let’s Eat segment on News Channel 13 morning show with Dan Bazile.  I love doing the segments and I always get positive feedback from them.  Many of you have asked for the recipe for the doughnuts that I made.  Here it is…….they are soooooo goood.  They are best eaten the day they are made!

Glazed Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts:

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1  1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
2 eggs
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup applesauce
1/4 cup butter melted

1 Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.
2. Grease a small doughut pan with a non stick spray.
3. In the bowl of a mixer add flour, brown sugar, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, salt and baking soda. Mix together.
4. Add pumpkin puree, eggs, milk and melted butter.
5. Turn mixture on low and mix until combined.  Do not overmix or the dough will get tough.
6. Spoon mixture into doughnut pan and be sure to wipe away the dough in the middle to ensure there is a doughnut hole!
7. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until donuts spring back when touched.
8. While the doughnut is warm remove from pan and dip in glaze or cinnamon and sugar and top with colorful fall sprinkles.  Serve immediately.

1 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
1/4 cup butter melted
2 tbsp water
1 tsp vanilla extract

1. Beat Sugar, melted butter, water and vanilla together in a small bowl until combined.
2. Dip warm doughnuts in glaze and let excess drip off.  Top with sprinkles

Cinnamon and Sugar Topping
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tbsp cinnamon

1. Combine cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl or ziploc bag.
2. Melt 2 tbsp butter in a glass dish.
3. Dip warm doughnut in melted butter and then dredge in cinnamon and sugar until coated!

Follow the link to see the show:  click on Let’s Eat!