Pumpkin pecan donuts are warmly spiced and baked for a cake-y, pumpkin bread-like donut. They're covered in a maple vanilla glaze and more chopped pecans for a fall touch!
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Pumpkin Pecan Donuts with Maple Vanilla Glaze

Pumpkin pecan donuts are warmly spiced and baked for a cake-y, pumpkin bread-like donut. They’re covered in a maple vanilla glaze and more chopped pecans for a fall touch!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 7 donuts
Calories 256
Author Alyssa

Ingredients

For the Donuts:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp vegetable or canola oil
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup pecans, chopped

For the Maple Vanilla Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup, to taste
  • A shake or two of ground cinnamon
  • Chopped pecans, for topping

Instructions

To bake donuts:

  • Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  • In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, lightly beat eggs. Add sugars, vanilla extract, oil, and pumpkin puree to eggs and mix.
  • Pour wet ingredients into dry. Combine, but don’t overmix. Stir in chopped pecans.
  • Spoon mixture into donut pan wells according to directions, or add batter to a large plastic bag, seal it, and snip off a corner so you can pipe the batter into the pan. Make sure the snipped corner is large enough for the pecan pieces to come through.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the thickest part comes out clean and the tops spring back when lightly pressed. Invert donuts onto wire rack to cool completely.

To glaze:

  • Once donuts have cooled, whisk together all glaze ingredients until smooth and to your preferred consistency. Dip smoothest side of donuts into glaze.
  • Sprinkle chopped pecans over top and let harden.

Nutrition

Serving: 1donut | Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 47.6g | Protein: 3.7g | Fat: 6.1g | Saturated Fat: 1.3g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 159mg | Fiber: 1.3g | Sugar: 31.8g | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1.4mg