03 November 2009

...i bought the pan. and boy, was it worth the 7-9 business-day-wait.

i toyed with the vegan and regular recipe, and i must admit...the regular ol' normal person recipe was much tastier. they come out warm, scrumptious and are fun to pop in  your mouth - with or without the glaze. so very cute and tiny that it hardly feels like you are breaking your "diet rules" at all. i strongly suggest making them for the holidays...

...or come visit me, and i will make them for you.

baked pumpkin doughnuts
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup butter, softened

cinnamon glaze
1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1/4 tsp vanilla
4-5 tsp milk

in a medium bowl, mix together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, salt and baking soda. add pumpkin, eggs, milk and butter and mix together with an electric mixer on low speed until well combined. spoon the mixture into a pastry bag (or i used a ziplock bag and cut the tip). pipe into well-greased doughnut pan. bake in a pre-heated 375 degree oven for 8-12 minutes or until golden brown. cool doughnuts on rack.

in a small mixing bowl, stir together powdered sugar and vanilla. stir in enough milk to smooth icing of glazing consistency. brush or spoon over doughnuts.

*project thankful: today i am thankful for the beautiful weather we are experiencing in san francisco. low-70's and sunny. near-perfect fall weather...want to come visit me yet? :)

peace and love. xo.


Krista said...

those look soo delish! may have to add that pan to my amazon wishlist

WareHouse said...

I love pumpkin anything-and those look insane! I will have to try them!

CoLiE-O said...

yummy. thanks for sharing! i need to get me one of those!!! asap :)

CoLiE-O said...

btw- where can i find me such a cute little pan? what brand is yours?

Megan said...

I'm trying to get "bathing suit ready" for a beach vacation. This recipe could be very dangerous! I guess I could try it when we get back!

Ashley Engar Blackburn said...

Those look DeLiishiious.

l.nelson said...

nicole, here is the link to where i ordered my pan:


The Campbells said...

Those look way too yummy! You are going to have to make them for us when you come home for Christmas ; ) Also, I love the daily thankful moment. Great idea to think of the things you are thankful for this month. Love you!!

Mandy said...

Hey laura! I love looking at your blog and reading your posts. San Fran sounds amazing!! I also love your project thankful posts. I went to high school with marta and i think her blog is the greatest. i love how you put different recipes on here and I am seriously going to try those pumpkin donuts!!! they look so good.

Kristin said...

Um ok I am getting this pan ASAP...or I guess you are only a 30 minute drive from me...if you bake them I will come! I might take the kids to the San Fran zoo this week wanna come?