What’s better than a donut? Homemade Pumpkin Donut Holes of course!
Although I don’t have them every day, I do love a good donut. Did you know you can make your own at home too? October is the perfect month for donuts. My favorite is a donut hole because you get a taste of the sweet stuff without eating all the calories of a whole donut. The days start off with a chill in the air, the leaves are turning beautiful colors, and orange pumpkins are starting to appear. This is a sure sign that Autumn has arrived. I don’t know about you but with the mornings getting chillier it has me thinking about baking. So stay with me as my PUMPKIN love continues and I share with you the recipe for this tasty treat.
Homemade Cinnamon Pumpkin Donut Holes
- 2 cup all purpose Flour
- 4 tsp Sugar
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 4 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp Salt
- 4 Eggs
- 2 cup Milk
- 4 tbsp Butter
- 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Extract
- donut hole pan
- nonstick baking spray
- 2 tbsp butter for coating
- 3 tbsp cinnamon sugar for coating
Makes approximately 6 dozen
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray each cup of the donut hole pan with nonstick baking spray.
In a large bowl, sift dry ingredients together.
Separate egg whites from the yolks.
Whisk the egg yolks, butter, milk, vanilla and pumpkin pie extract together and add to dry ingredients. Stir together until well combined. The batter will remain lumpy.
In a separate bowl or in the bowl of a stand mixer, whip egg whites until they become stiff and meringue like.
Add the egg whites into batter, folding in. Do not over blend.
Bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes.
Over medium heat, melt additional butter in a pan.
Roll the donut holes in the melted butter and then in a shallow dish of cinnamon sugar. Each donut hole should be well coated with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
There you have it! Homemade Pumpkin Donut Holes ready to eat. You can serve them warm or at room temperature with a cup of you favorite drink. I think donut holes are my favorite because you get a taste of the sweet stuff without the calories of a whole donut. What will you drink yours with? Me I’m having Hot Apple Cider! Enjoy