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Mini Donut Recipe // Baked Pumpkin Spice Mini Donuts

This mini donut recipe makes the most delicious, baked, bite-sized pumpkin spice donuts! Scroll down for the recipe and to download a printable recipe card that you can share with all your friends.

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I have to say, whether it’s fall or not — I’m a pumpkin spice fan. Not in the obsessy way that necessitates wearing a t-shirt about it or anything, but in the way that I just plain like it. And this mini donut recipe has the perfect amount of pumpkin spice, so they’re perfect year round (but especially enjoyable in the fall).

Psst — before you dive in, be sure to check out these other recipes that are perfect for fall!

Why I love this Mini Donut Recipe

For the record, can I just tell you how much I love these? I particularly love this mini donut recipe because these babies are baked. And that means a couple of things.

First, it means that you’re not eating a lot of grease when you snack on these little pumpkin spice mini donuts. No greasy fingers, no greasy bags. They feel light and fluffy.

And secondly, it means you don’t have to worry about deep frying anything at home! It can definitely be fun to deep fry at home but it comes with a lot of logistical problems, and kind of makes a big mess. So these are easy-peasy, and the flavor is still totally donut-y and worthwhile.

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Printable Recipe Card

And hey, I made a little printable recipe card so you can share your new favorite mini donut recipe with friends! This recipe was my go-to for a long time when I was baking for other people. I would make a batch, bag some up for friends, and give them the recipe card along with the mini donuts.

It makes for a really great little gift for lots of occasions — teacher gifts, hostess gifts, neighbor gifts, and more.

Enter your info below to download the free recipe card.

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Can I Use a Mini Donut Maker?

Heck yes, you can!

This recipe is great because it works with either the mini donut pan I used here, or one of those cute little mini donut makers. But! A few things to note.

If you’re using a donut pan, you can make about 20 mini donuts at a time (depending on the size of the pan). You put the pan in the oven and bake as you would muffins or something similar.

If you decide to use a mini donut maker, you’ll need to stay with the donuts while they cook, as this machine functions like a waffle maker. You can make 7 mini donuts at a time with most mini donut makers.

So! Decide what will work better for you and go for it!

Substitution Ideas for this Mini Donut Recipe

Now, I think these are insanely delicious just as-is, but there are so many great ways you could alter or substitute the recipe to try something new.

  • Add diced apples to the mix for a little texture and more fall flavors.
  • Substitute apple pie spice for the pumpkin pie spice (and add apples!) to make apple pie mini donuts.
  • Drizzle them with a caramel bourbon glaze to create an extra delicious fall treat.
  • Or with a vanilla glaze for something more simple!

Pumpkin Spice Mini Donut Recipe

DONUTS

  • mini donut pan or mini donut maker
  • 1/2 c vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 c granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 c canned pumpkin
  • 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 3/4 c + 2 tbsp (8 ounces) unbleached, all-purpose flour

Beat all ingredients except flour together in a large bowl until smooth. Add flour, stirring until evenly mixed.

Grease a mini donut pan and pipe mixture into wells until each is a little more than half full. If you don’t have a piping bag, then you can put the mixture into a Ziploc bag and snip off the tip. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 – 12 minutes.

SUGARING

  • 1/4 c melted butter
  • 1 c granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon

Remove donuts and let them cool. Next, mix sugar and cinnamon in a large Ziploc bag. Then brush donuts with melted butter and drop into bag with sugar and cinnamon mixture. Roll until covered, serve, and enjoy!

More Fun Fall Projects to Try

Once you make your pumpkin spice donuts, pair them with a fall crafternoon! Get some friends together and then try our Gold Botanical Pumpkins, this mini Fall Garland, or this easy and fast wreath. Have fun! xoxo

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Pumpkin Spice Mini Donut Recipe

Yield: 40 mini donuts
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 42 minutes

These mini pumpkin spice donuts are perfect for snacks, parties, sweet gifts, and more!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 c granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 c canned pumpkin
  • 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 c baking powder
  • 1 3/4 c + 2 tbsp (8 ounces) unbleached, all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c melted butter
  • 1 c granulated sugar
  • 2 TBSP cinnamon

Instructions

    1. Beat all ingredients except flour together in a large bowl until smooth. Add flour, stirring until evenly mixed.
    2. Grease a mini donut pan and pipe mixture into wells until each is a little more than half full. If you don’t have a piping bag, then you can put the mixture into a Ziploc bag and snip off the tip. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 – 12 minutes.
    3. Remove donuts and let them cool. Next, mix sugar and cinnamon in a large Ziploc bag. Then brush donuts with melted butter and drop into bag with sugar and cinnamon mixture. Roll until covered, serve, and enjoy!

Notes

While I love this recipe and think it's absolutely delicious, there's always room for substitutes and experimentation!

Try a few of these substitutes to switch it up.

  • Make these into vegan mini donuts by substituting Just Egg (or your favorite egg substitute) for the eggs.
  • Try substituting stevia for the sugar and a keto-friendly flour (like almond or coconut) to make these into keto mini donuts.
  • Instead of rolling them in cinnamon sugar, try dipping in melted chocolate.
  • Or skip the cinnamon sugar and drizzle them with a delicious vanilla glaze!
  • Try adding chopped apples to the batter for an extra fall twist.

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  1. These are such beautiful photos! The donuts look amazing 😍 I’m such a sucker for anything “mini”!

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