Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Brown Butter Glaze Recipe

Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Brown Butter Glaze Recipe

How To Make Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Brown Butter Glaze

Made healthier through baking, these pumpkin donuts with pumpkin puree and warm spices, serve tasty fall snacks that are glossed with a rich, sweet glaze.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



  • ½cupvegetable oil
  • 3large eggs
  • cupssugar
  • cupspumpkin puree
  • tspcinnamon
  • ¼tspnutmeg
  • ¼tspground ginger
  • tspsalt
  • tspbaking powder
  • cupsall purpose flour,plus 2 tbsp more

For Brown Butter Glaze:

  • 4tbspunsalted butter
  • 2cupspowdered sugar
  • 1tspvanilla
  • 2tbspmilk,or more if needed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a standard donut pan; set aside.

  2. Beat the oil, eggs, sugar, pumpkin, spices, salt, and baking powder until smooth and well combined. Add the flour and stir until just combined. Fill the wells of the donut pan ¾ full, about ¼ cup of batter per donut.

  3. Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  4. Remove from oven, wait a few minutes, and then use a toothpick to loosen and remove the donuts from the pan and place them on a wire rack. Repeat with the remaining batter.

Brown Butter Glaze:

  1. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat and heat until golden brown specks appear in the bottom of the pan, swirling the pan occasionally. It will get foamy, brown bits at the bottom will appear and it will have a nutty smell.

  2. Remove from heat and pour into a medium bowl, using a rubber scraper to get all the brown bits at the bottom. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and stir until smooth and well combined.

  3. Add enough milk, as needed, to reach desired glaze consistency. Dip tops of cooled donuts in glaze and set on a wire rack and allow the glaze to harden.

  4. Serve and enjoy.


  • Calories: 274.94kcal
  • Fat: 10.40g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.52g
  • Trans Fat: 0.16g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.80g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.46g
  • Carbohydrates: 43.77g
  • Fiber: 1.09g
  • Sugar: 32.33g
  • Protein: 2.77g
  • Cholesterol: 40.18mg
  • Sodium: 203.88mg
  • Calcium: 47.62mg
  • Potassium: 75.95mg
  • Iron: 1.14mg
  • Vitamin A: 206.00µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.92mg
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