Pumpkin donut holes make a lovely fall breakfast. They’re easy to make and everyone loves having bite-size grab-and-go donuts!
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Donuts are one of the love languages my kids speak best. Can’t say that I blame them.
My husband and I try to take each individual kid out on a date every once in a while. It’s a way for us to connect with one child at a time and let them be the center of attention for a little bit.
One of their favorite places to go for a date is to the donut shop. We call them “donut dates,” and it’s a fun way to share a tasty treat and create fun memories together.
So I knew that creating our own version of donuts to have at home, in between donut dates, would be a hit.
I’ve been on a pumpkin spice kick lately. Once back-to-school season begins, I know fall is right around the corner, so I sometimes get a little ahead of mother nature and start making some seasonal favorites.
How to Make Easy Pumpkin Donut Holes
I adapted this applesauce puffs recipe to create our pumpkin donut holes, and they were delicious! While they’re technically pumpkin mini muffins, we call them baked pumpkin donut holes, because they’re basically the same thing, right? And my kids think donut holes sound way more fun than mini muffins. 🙂
One of the best things about this recipe is how easy it is to prepare. You start with some good ol’ Bisquick, add in some sugar and pumpkin pie spice.
Add in some pumpkin puree, egg, oil and milk, and mix those well. Then they’re baked–I use a mini-muffin pan to make mine in the mini-size, but you could also use a donut pan if you want them to be full-size.
Once they’re baked, this is where the magic happens. You’ll dip each one into some melted butter, then roll it around in some cinnamon sugar. Mmm, mmm good.
Seriously, these little pumpkin donuts are such a tasty treat for your cool fall mornings!
- Mixing bowl
- Shallow dishes for dipping in butter and cinnamon sugar (I use these dishes and they worked fabulously–they’re the perfect size for the contents to be deep enough to roll the donut around in easily)
- Mini muffin pan or donut pan for baking
More Pumpkin Recipes You Might Love:
- Pumpkin Cinnamon Sugar Scones
- Grandma Wilhelm’s Pumpkin Bread
- Pressure Cooker Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake
- Pressure Cooker Caramel Pumpkin Spice Bread Pudding
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