There are so many things to be excited about this weekend and these Spiced Pumpkin Donuts are at the top of my list!
I’m also pumped about the fact that it’s finally chilly here in LA! I get to wear cozy clothes all day long. Laying around on the couch and watching TV all weekend is 100% acceptable. I’m hosting my annual Friendsgiving this weekend. AND last but certainly not least Jim Henson’s #TurkeyHollow premieres this weekend on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 8PM ET/PT on Lifetime!!
Basically that’s a recipe for the most successful weekend ever and then it’s followed by Thanksgiving a few days later. I’d say things are looking pretty good at the moment! So whip up a batch of these mini Pumpkin Donuts, kick up your feet and chill with your fam. And don’t be afraid to have 2 or 3 of these little treats – they are the healthiest donuts I’ve ever made, and that means the guilt goes right out the window!
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup cake flour
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- ¼ cup honey
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- ¼ c buttermilk
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 ounces cream cheese softened
- 1 ounces butter, softened
- 1 ¼ cup powdered sugar
- water to thin out if needed
- Preheat the oven to 375?F.
- Mix dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
- In the bowl of a mixer with a paddle attachment, mix all of the wet ingredients together. Add the dry ingredients and mix together until just combined.
- Lightly coat a mini donut pan with baking spray. Then put the batter into a pastry bag and snip a small opening on the bottom. Pipe the batter into the donut pan till they are a little over half full.
- Bake the donuts for 15-20 minutes until they spring back when touched. Let them cool for 10 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack and cool completely before glazing.
- Mix all ingredients together until smooth and the icing has a dip-able consistency
- Dip each donut into some of the icing and top with festive sprinkles.
Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe from team What’s Gaby Cooking
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