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Maple Glazed Baked Pumpkin Donuts




No matter how carefully we want to eat, there are times when nothing short of a good dessert will do. These scrumptious baked donuts will not only surpass expectations, they also are baked, not fried. While they’re not totally guilt-free, they come pretty close!


Maple Glazed Baked Pumpkin Donuts




2 cups flour

1 pinch salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

3/4 cup butter (softened) or shortening

1 1/2 cups sugar

115 oz.can pureed pumpkin

2 large eggs

2 tablespoons Rain’s Choice pure Vanilla Extract

Maple Glaze

1 cup powdered sugar

1/2 cup maple syrup


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray donut pan with cooking oil and set aside.


In a large mixing bowl, mix the sugar and butter until creamy. Add eggs, pumpkin puree and vanilla extract to the sugar and butter, and mix well.

In a medium sized bowl whisk all dry ingredients together.

Fold flour mixture into the wet ingredients, half a cup at a time, until fully incorporated.

Pour mixture into Donut pans and bake for 10-12 minutes, until the tops are brown.

Place donuts on a wire rack to cool.

Maple Glaze

Pour the powdered sugar into a small glass bowl.

Add the maple syrup a couple of tablespoons at a time to the powdered sugar until it’s a thick syrup but not runny.

After the donuts have cooled, keep them on the wire rack and place the rack over parchment paper. Gently pour the glaze over the donuts and let dry.

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3 Responses

  1. On the baked pumpkin donut recipe, there is no exact size of canned pumpkin. There are small, medium and large sizes in the store. Please advise on the size can you use.


  2. Awesome recipe! I’d like to make this into a cake, I’m not an experienced baker, just wondering how long I should bake it, say in a bunt pan, any suggestions would be most appreciated. thank you????

    1. Bunny, the best way to learn how to convert a recipe like the donuts to a cake, would be to look at cake recipes that call for the same amount of flour and eggs and a similar amount of fat (butter or oil) and liquid (milk, juice or other wet ingredients). One good example is the Applesauce cake in our cake section — It’s made in a bundt pan and has similar volume of ingredients. Use it as a guide and monitor your cake at 45 minutes to see if a toothpick inserted in the cake comes up dry or if the cake needs more time.

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