Pumpkin Donut Bites

It’s Fun Foodie Friday! Woohoo! While perusing Pinterest this week, I came across a great recipe from the Cakescottage.com blog for Baked Pumpkin Donut Holes. I just knew from the picture that I had to try it out! I’m so glad I did. These little nibbles are deliciously moist and cake-y. With just a hint of pumpkin, you can practically see the leaves changing color as it’s happening. 😉 They’re perfect for Fall!

Pumpkin Donut Bites 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease your mini muffin pans. This recipe made 34 delicious bites. In a mixing bowl, whisk together your dry ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (or any combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, cardamom, or ginger you prefer.)

In a separate bowl, whisk together your wet ingredients:

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream or milk

Add your wet ingredients to the dry and mix until just combined.

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Fill your mini muffin tins 3/4 full and bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.

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Once they’ve cooled enough to touch, you’re going to dunk them in a buttery cinnamon sugar bath! Melt 6-8 tablespoons of butter in a bowl. In a separate bowl, Mix together 1/2 cup of sugar and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon. I decided to just coat the tops of the donut bites, to make it a little easier on myself, but you can absolutely dunk the whole thing in there if you wish!

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First the melted butter and then the cinnamon sugar. YUM! The perfect sweet crunch topping for our pumpkin donut bites.

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I can’t tell you how many I ate while dunking them (okay, it was 6!) Especially since they were still warm from the oven. Oh my goodness, they are so good! Perfect for a lazy Saturday morning breakfast or even an after school snack (my kids devoured them!) these little bites only take about 30 minutes to whip up! I hope you try them today!

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