Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Pumpkin Doughtnuts

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These, in our opinion were better than the pumpkin doughnuts at Dunkin (which just moved in about a block from our house, an exciting day for us, let me tell you). We tried these two ways, with a glaze and with the cinnamon sugar coating. The cinnamon sugar always takes the cake, or in this case the cake doughnut.

1/2T apple cidar vinegar
6T almond milk
1/2c fresh pureed pumpkin
1/4c organic cane sugar
3T unsweetened applesauce
2T lightly packed brown sugar
2T butter, melted
2t baking powder
1/4t baking soda
2t pumpkin pie spice
1/2t salt
1c all-purpose flour
1/2c whole wheat pastry flour

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease doughnuts pans with butter.
 In a large bowl, whisk together the vinegar, milk, pumpkin, sugar, applesauce, brown sugar, and melted butter. Mix in the dry ingredients (baking powder, baking soda, spices, salt, and flours). Stir until just combined. Using a ‘zip-lock’, spoon the batter into the bag and then secure it with the zip lock. Twist the bag slightly and then cut off a hole at the corner to pipe out the batter. Pipe the dough around the circle and gently flatten down with slightly wet fingers to smooth. Repeat.
Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350F or until they gently spring back when touched. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before carefully using a butter knife to remove. Place on cooling rack for another 10-15 minutes.
Cinnamon Sugar: Melt more butter in a small bowl and dip the cooled doughnuts into butter one at a time. Transfer the dipped doughnut into a bag with the cinnamon sugar and shake until coated thoroughly. Doughnuts keep for 2-3 days.


Dilan Dilir said...

looks so yummie!

Esther @ Life's Unexpected Joys said...

Oh that sounds good. I am wanting to make some pumpkin scones too. But, those donuts are looking tempting!

Anonymous said...

Yummy! I have to try these!
P.S. your blog is lovely & you are so cute!

Ola said...

home made are best!
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Eskimo Kisses said...

YUMMM! I must make these

Julye said...

hmmm I love doughnuts!!

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Elsha.Rae said...

oh my gosh yum! thank you for sharing this! im definitely going to have to try it out!

Beth Mayberry said...

you made these!?!? they look perfect! i want to try!

Betsy said...

oh my! these look delicious!!

kristyn said...

i have been craving pumpkin all season! being in florida, it's hard to find a lot of "fall food," save the many slices of apple pie i've been sneaking from the dining hall :) love your blog!


Chloe Moon said...

Sounds absolutely delicious!!! =)

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Jenna DeSantis said...

Hi Elise!!

I adore this post- I love doughnuts and I love pumpkin!! I am definitely going to try out this recipe. Love your style :-)Following you now~~~

XO Jenna

Shane Prather said...

I love anything pumpkin, drooling over these must make!!

xo Shane

studiomaison said...

these look sooo good! so glad I stumbled upon your blog! new follower!