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Pumpkin Doughnuts-feature

These pumpkin doughnuts are baked, not fried, resulting in a cake-like texture that is moist and delicious. They’re full of spices reminiscent of pumpkin pie and glazed and decorated in colours that are frightfully fun for Halloween celebrations.

Prep time: 10 mins  •  Cook Time: 15 mins  •  Total time: 25 mins  •  Makes: 12 doughnuts

 

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Extras you’ll need for this recipe: A doughnut pan, and Halloween themed nonpareils and sprinkles.

Ingredients

  •     ½ cup vegetable oil
  •     3 large eggs
  •     1½ cups granulated white sugar
  •     1½ cups canned pumpkin
  •     1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  •     ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  •     ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  •     1½ teaspoons salt
  •     1½ teaspoons baking powder
  •     1¾ cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose unbleached flour

Instructions

  1.     Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2.     Lightly grease a doughnut pan with a cooking spray. Set aside.
  3.     In a small mixing bowl whisk together the cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, salt, baking powder and flour.
  4.     In a medium mixing bowl, combine the oil, eggs, sugar and pumpkin. Mix together until well blended.
  5.     Add the flour and mix on low until smooth, do not overbeat.
  6.     Fill each doughnut pan cavity to three-quarters full.
  7.     Bake for 15-18 minutes. Doughnuts are cooked when a toothpick inserted in center of the doughnut come out clean.
  8.     Remove from the oven; allow to cool for 5 minutes, then remove doughnuts from pan and finish cooling on a wire rack. Cool completely before glazing.

For Glaze:

  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • A drop of vanilla bean paste
  • Food colouring (red, blue, yellow)
  1. In a small bowl, mix icing sugar and milk intil sugar is dissolved.
  2. Separate glaze into two bowls.
  3. For purple glaze add red and blue food colouring until you reach desired shade.
  4. For orange glaze add yellow and red food colouring until you reach desired shade.
  5. Add edible decorations as desired.