Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts with Cream Cheese Glaze will make you the host of the year, or mommy of the year! You will love how easy it is to make this recipe with a handful of ingredients and hardly any mess. These Special Baked Pumpkin spice Donuts are moist, flavorful, and will bring Autumn vibes into your home any time of the year! Be sure to bake this special dessert for the family on Thanksgiving Day!
Nothing Can Beat these Baked Donuts!
Why Should You Try this Pumpkin Spice Donuts Recipe?
- They are delicious
- Everyone loves donuts
- It’s a healthy take on a usually unhealthy dessert or breakfast alternative
- It has pumpkin spice which takes it up a notch
- It’s bursting with flavors that feel like a warm hug on cold winter day
- Super easy to make!
- They are baked
History of Donuts
A doughnut or donut is one of the leavened fried dough. It is widely popular in many countries and you can prepare it in various forms as a sweet homemade treat or purchased in any bakery or supermarkets.
The American Hanson Gregory claimed that he invented the ring-shaped doughnut in 1847 on a ship when he was 16 years old. Gregory was not satisfied with the greasiness of doughnuts that twisted into many shapes. Also, the hole in the middle came from the fact the the center of the regular circle shaped doughnuts was most of the time raw.
Why Baked Donuts are Healthier Than Fried Donuts
A typical fried glazed doughnut will be around 269 calories, while a baked doughnut will have much fewer. The difference is the fact that you won’t be dealing with any extra fat from the oil from frying when you bake. So, why not enjoying your delicious dessert with the least fat and sugar possible. It has a great taste!
3 Impressive Health Benefits of Pumpkins
Pumpkins are full of nutrients and in particular rich in vitamin A. In addition to being high in vitamins and minerals, they are low in calories. A pumpkin is a great source of beta-carotene that your body converts into vitamin A.
They are high in antioxidants which may reduce the risk of chronic diseases. Alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, and beta-cryptoxanthin are some of antioxidants found in pumpkins that may protect your cells against damage by free radicals.
A pumpkin is packed with vitamins that may boost your immunity. It is high, not only in vitamins A, but also in vitamin C, which help boost your immune system. Moreover, its supply of vitamin E, iron, and folate may strengthen your immunity as well.
Things You May Not Know About Pumpkins
In the US, pumpkins are directly attached to fall holidays, Halloween and Thanksgiving. They are harvested in October. We are enjoyed by its versatile orange features flowers, seeds, and flesh that are edible and rich in vitamins. Pumpkins are used to make soups, desserts and breads, and many Americans include pumpkin pie in their Thanksgiving meals.
Pumpkins are a member of the gourd family, which includes cucumbers, honeydew melons, cantaloupe, watermelons and zucchini.
Native North Americans have grown pumpkins for thousands of years even before the cultivation of beans and corn.
Imagine a pumpkin once weighed 2,528 pounds! Back to 2018, it was the heaviest pumpkin in the US. It was grown in New Hampshire. The largest pumpkin pie ever baked was in Ohio in 2010. It weighed 3,699 pounds and was over 20 feet in diameter.
Frequently Asked Questions:
They don’t taste exactly like a doughnut, so I won’t make that claim, but they are still so delicious and most importantly healthy! So, instead of frying the doughnuts, bake them and be healthier.
YES, there’s absolutely no reason why you can’t enjoy your doughnuts in moderation. So, eat donuts but not excessively.
They were originally called “oily cakes.” The early Americans named them quite literally “Olykoeks” taking the fact that the treats were fried in oil to be later translated into “oily cakes.” The word “donut” came soon after when a woman is said to have put nuts in the dough before frying it.
Special Donuts for a Special Day
- all purpose flour
- baking powder
- pumpkin pie spice
- pumpkin puree
- vanilla extract
- cream cheese
- coconut oil or butter
- powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 400 F and spray a 6 or 12 count donuts pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Whisk together your flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and pumpkin pie spice until combined.
Place in a large piping bag or you can use a gallon zip lock bag, cut 1/4 inch off the tip/corner side of the bag.
Pipe donuts batter into each of your donuts pans and place in oven to bake for 8-10 minutes until donuts spring back when touched.
Cool slightly before turning out onto wire rack.
Dip your donuts in cream cheese glaze and place on a cooling rack.
Tips for the Cream Cheese Glaze
Whisk or blend store-bought or homemade cream cheese until completely smooth.
If you’re opting for a less healthy and sweeter glaze, you can add powdered sugar and beat in with the cream cheese before adding melted butter or oil. Because remember, adding the glaze is always optional but please add it!
If you like and can have dairy, you can add milk to the glaze for added flavor and a thinner consistency.
You Won’t be Able to Resist it!
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- 2 cups all purpose flour
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ½ cup milk of choice
Cream Cheese Glaze
- 4 oz cream cheese softened
- ¼ cup coconut oil or butter melted
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 400 F Spray a 6 or 12 count donut pan with non-stick cooking spray, set aside
- In a bowl whisk together your flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and pumpkin pie spice until combined
- In another bowl add in your eggs, pumpkin, vanilla, milk and butter and whisk very well until combined. Add to the flour mixture and mix until all ingredients are fully combined
- Place in a large piping bag or you can use a gallon zip lock bag, cut 1/4 inch off the tip/corner side of the bag. To easily fill your piping bag, place the bag in a large cup and fill it with the glaze
- Pipe donut batter into each of your donut pan and place in oven to bake for 8-10 minutes until donuts spring back when touched, let cool slightly before turning out onto wire rack
- Dip your donut in cream cheese glaze. Place on a cooling rack. Enjoy warm or when cooled. To keep fresh, store at room temperate covered for 2-3 days
Cream Cheese Glaze
- Mix all ingredients together until creamy. Warm up frosting for about 10-15 seconds before dipping the donuts