Love and Confections: Maple Glazed Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts #PumpkinWeek

October 3, 2017

Maple Glazed Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts #PumpkinWeek

Pumpkin Doughnuts with Maple Glaze combine two favorite Fall flavors, perfect for an Autumn breakfast, sweet afternoon snack, or scrumptious dessert.

Maple Glazed Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts from #PumpkinWeek

Are you that person that spells it "doughnuts" or "donuts"? I am the former, that's just how I have always spelled it, except when referring to that famous donut chain. There is nothing like freshly made doughnuts on a weekend morning with a good cup of coffee. Pumpkin doughnuts with maple glaze have me longing for the weekend and wanting to curl up with a blanket, good book, and cup of coffee!

Maple Glazed Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts from #PumpkinWeek

My favorite are yeast doughnuts - usually Boston cream and chocolate frosted. I have a love-hate relationship with cake doughnuts, though. Most of it comes from having dry doughnuts that don't have taste. These pumpkin doughnuts are definitely not dry and are packed full of flavor. My only qualm is that sometimes cake doughnuts bake up a little flat. I am still tweaking recipes to try and get fluffy, delicious baked doughnuts.

Maple Glazed Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts from #PumpkinWeek

I didn't want the glaze to be too think, and thinned it out a bit. It's a personal preference how you like your doughnut frosted. I will probably try a little thicker glaze next time. You could even try a chocolate ganache. Pumpkin and chocolate are a great combination.

Maple Glazed Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts from #PumpkinWeek

Maple Glazed Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts

Doughnuts adapted from King Arthur Flour
Glaze adapted from Crunchy Creamy Sweet
Published 10/03/2017


  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 3/4 cups + 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk


  1. Heat oven to 350F. Grease doughnut pans.
  2. Beat oil, eggs, sugar, pumpkin, spices, salt and baking powder until combined. Add flour and stir until combined
  3. Fill doughnuts 3/4 full, approximately 1/4 cup batter. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to rack to cool completely. While cooling, make glaze
  4. Sift powdered sugar into medium mixing bowl. Add butter, maple syrup, and milk (1 teaspoon at a time) and whisk until desired consistency. Dip doughnuts and place on cooling rack for excess glaze to drip off.
Yield: 18 doughnuts

Until next time,

Here are today's #PumpkinWeek recipes:

Savory Pumpkin Recipes:

Bacon Pumpkin Waffles from Caroline's Cooking.
Pumpkin Lasagna from A Day in the Life on the Farm.
Pumpkin Pie Hummus from Mildly Meandering.
Pumpkin Polenta from Cindy's Recipes and Writings.
Savory Pumpkin Bread from Rants From My Crazy Kitchen.

Sweet Pumpkin Recipes:

Bourbon Caramel Pumpkin Roll from The Crumby Kitchen.
Maple Glazed Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts from Love and Confections.
Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Bread from Palatable Pastime.
Pumpkin Casserole with Roasted Marshmallows from Daily Dish Recipes.
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls from Cookaholic Wife.
Pumpkin Cookies from Making Miracles.

1 comment:

  1. These look amazing Terri. I need to get a donut pan.