Fall is in the air, it is so wonderful I just absolutely love fall. I love going into Bath and Body Works and buying anything pumpkin or apple smelling, or honestly any place in general that has those smells. So in the spirit of the leaves changing I filled my house with the smell of pumpkin spice donuts!
So true story I often run out of brown sugar, do any of you have that problem? I honestly either go through it super fast or it sits in my pantry and goes rock hard and I have to put a slice of bread in it to soften it again. Did you know that if you do run out of brown sugar that you can make your own!
Yes I have often had to make my own, you use white sugar and molasses, I usually do 1/2 cup of sugar to 1 tablespoon of molasses. that depends on how dark you like your brown sugar, maybe go on the 1 teaspoon per 1/2 cup and see what you think and go from there. Now you know!
1 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp all purpose flour
1 3/4 tsp baking powder
1 1/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground ginger
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
3 large eggs
1 1/2 cups canned pumpkin (I used my own canned pie pumpkin)
1 tsp vanilla pure extract
Coating for Donuts:
1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/4 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium sized mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger until incorporated and then set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the two sugars, make sure there are no clumps of brown sugar. Add the canola oil, eggs, pumpkin puree and vanilla extract, blend until mixture is super smooth and all combined. Add dry ingredients to pumpkin mixture and mix until well combined.
Prepare your donut pans by rubbing butter into the wells and then spoon or pipe batter into donut wells, filling each about 3/4 full.
Bake in the oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of a donut comes out clean, 13 - 16 minutes. Cool slightly.
In a bowl mix together 1/2 cup of sugar and 1 1/4 tsp cinnamon until well combined.
Add one warm donut at a time and coat it really well with the sugar/cinnamon mixture. Place on a baking tray that is lined with parchment paper to cool down.
After cooled store in a container with a lid and enjoy for the next few days.
You could always add chocolate chips to the batter as well, because you know when is adding chocolate ever a bad idea!
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