Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts with White Chocolate

Fall is in the air and all things pumpkin are in full-throttle ahead. Looking for your next scrumptious pumpkin recipe? Look no further! These Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts with White Chocolate are both wonderfully delicious and simple to whip up! As you bite through the white chocolate topping, cinnamon-sugar coating and get into the pumpkin spice donut, all your pumpkin dreams are going to come true. Not even exaggerating on this one!

Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts with White Chocolate - KJ & Company

You guys, I’m not even kidding with how good these turned out. Even non-pumpkin lovers couldn’t get enough of these! That’s always a good sign in my book. These Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts with White Chocolate are perfect for any fall brunch, Saturday morning or could even be passed off as a dessert! How fun would it be to have these sitting around at your next get-together?

Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts with White Chocolate - KJ & Company

You know what’s also so great about baked donuts? They’re not fried, so therefore they are healthier, which means you can eat more of them šŸ™‚ That’s how it works, right?

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Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts with White Chocolate

Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts with White Chocolate - KJ & Company

Looking for your next scrumptious pumpkin recipe? Look no further! These Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts with White Chocolate are both wonderfully delicious and simple to whip up! As you bite through the white chocolate topping, cinnamon-sugar coating and get into the pumpkin spice donut, all your pumpkin dreams are going to come true.

  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 8 donuts

Ingredients

For the pumpkin spice donuts:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin pureĆ©
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the cinnamon-sugar coating:

  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup sugar

For the white chocolate topping:

  • 10 oz white chocolate melting wafers, melted until smooth

Instructions

For the pumpkin spice donuts:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the heavy cream, pumpkin pureƩ, melted butter and vanilla extract until smooth. Working in batches, add the wet mixture into the dry mixture using a rubber spatula until a thick batter has formed.
  2. Spray a donut baking pan with cooking spray. Pour all the batter into a frosting/pastry piping bag or a gallon plastic food storage bag with a corner cut off and pipe the batter into the donut baking pan, filling each one about 3/4 of the way full.
  3. Bake the donuts for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Le the donuts rest for a couple minutes in the pan, then turn them out onto a cooling rack.

For the cinnamon-sugar coating:

  1. After the donuts have been baked and cooled slightly, mix together the cinnamon and sugar in a medium bowl or large plate. Pour the melted butter into a similar sized bowl or plate. Working with one donut at a time, coat the donut on all sides with the melted butter, then toss in the cinnamon sugar until coated completely. Transfer back to the cooling rack or a baking sheet to set. Continue this process until all the donuts have been coated.

For the white chocolate topping:

  1. Melt the white chocolate melting wafers according to package instructions. Using a spoon, evenly split the melted white chocolate amongst the donuts and gently spoon it over the tops of the donuts and let it cascade down the sides. If you have any cinnamon sugar left over from the coating, you can sprinkle the tops of the melted white chocolate with some of it for a garnish. Enjoy!

Notes

  • If you can’t find white chocolate melting wafers (I used Ghirardelli), you can use white chocolate chips and melt accordingly.

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