Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Maple Glaze

These Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Maple Glaze are nothing short of amazing. Great pumpkin flavor with a sweet maple glaze. Yummy!

Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Maple Glaze

It’s November and there is an expectation that I make recipes with Pumpkin in it. My wife was having a potluck at work so I decided to make these Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Maple Glaze for her to bring to the potluck.

Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Maple Glaze

I’ve had mixed results baking donuts in the past. It can be a little challenging to get them just right so they are not rubbery. The couple of times I’ve made these pumpkin donuts they’ve turned out perfectly!

Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Maple Glaze

My donut pan can only make 6 donuts at a time and I noticed a slight difference in the texture between both batches. I suggest starting with 13 minutes and checking them with a toothpick but in my experience, 14 minutes seems to be the sweet spot.

Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Maple Glaze

Maple Extract can be a little challenging to find in your local grocery store. The 3 I checked did not carry it so I had to order mine online.

Or you can always substitute for vanilla extract since it’s such a small amount but it might change the flavor a bit.

Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Maple Glaze

If you enjoy making donuts at home, you should give The Salvation Army Donuts recipe a try. It’s the very same recipe that was used during WWI and WWII!

Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Maple Glaze

If you are a pumpkin lover, I suggest trying my Awesome Pumpkin Muffins or my Turkey Pumpkin Chili. Yummy! But if you are looking for another great baked donut recipe, make sure you try my Baked donut with Chocolate Glaze recipe. Delicious!

Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Maple Glaze

You will need the following ingredients to make this Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Maple Glaze recipe (see recipe card for quantities): All Purpose Flour, Baking Powder, Salt, Baking Soda, Ground Cinnamon, Ground Nutmeg, Ground Ginger, Ground Cloves, Light Brown Sugar, Pumpkin Puree, Eggs, Milk, Unsalted Butter, Vanilla Extract, Powdered Sugar, Maple Extract and Maple Syrup.

Make the Pumpkin Donuts

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Coat a donut pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves and mix until well combined.
  3. In another large bowl, cream together with a mixer, the brown sugar, butter, and pumpkin. Add in the milk, eggs, and vanilla then mix well. Slowly stir in the dry ingredients until just combined.
  4. Place the pumpkin mixture into a piping bag. Pipe the mixture evenly into the donut pan.
  5. Place into the oven and bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Remove the pan from the oven, and let cool for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Let cool completely.

Make the Glaze

  1. Combine the powdered sugar, maple extract, cinnamon, maple syrup and milk together until well combined.
  2. Place some wax paper under the wire rack. Dip the top of the cooled donuts in the glaze, then return to the wire rack to allow the glaze to set.

Printable Recipe Card

Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Maple Glaze

Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Maple Glaze

These Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Maple Glaze are nothing short of amazing. Great pumpkin flavor with a sweet maple glaze. Yummy!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Donuts
Calories 230 kcal

Equipment

  • Donut Pan

Ingredients
 

  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 ½ Tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ Tsp Salt
  • ¼ Tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ Tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • ¼ Tsp Ground Ginger
  • ¼ Tsp Ground Cloves
  • ½ Cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Tbsp Milk
  • ¼ Cup Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1 ½ Tsp Vanilla Extract
Maple Cinnamon Glaze
  • 1 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • ½ Tsp Maple Extract
  • 1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 Tsp Maple Syrup
  • 2 Tbsp Milk

Instructions
 

Make the Pumpkin Donuts
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Coat a donut pan with cooking spray.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves and mix until well combined.
  • In another large bowl, cream together with a mixer, the brown sugar, butter, and pumpkin. Add in the milk, eggs, and vanilla then mix well. Slowly stir in the dry ingredients until just combined.
  • Place the pumpkin mixture into a piping bag. Pipe the mixture evenly into the donut pan.
  • Place into the oven and bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Remove the pan from the oven, and let cool for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Let cool completely.
Make the Glaze
  • Combine the powdered sugar, maple extract, cinnamon, maple syrup and milk together until well combined.
  • Place some wax paper under the wire rack. Dip the top of the cooled donuts in the glaze, then return to the wire rack to allow the glaze to set.

Notes

If you find the maple glaze a little too runny for your liking, I would suggest adding more powedered sugar starting with 1/4 Cup.

Nutrition

Calories: 230kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 4gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 138mgPotassium: 144mgFiber: 1gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 3335IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 55mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. Charlie says:

    Who does not like donuts. Especially if they are oven made and not deep fried. These pumpkin donuts are the best I have ever made and tasted.