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Pumpkin Spice  Donuts with Maple Pumpkin Glaze

These pumpkin spice donuts are so light and airy! The flavor is amazing and they aren't loaded down with sugar so you don't feel guilty at all!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Proof2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpkin spice donut recipe, pumpkin spice donuts
Servings: 12 donuts


  • ¼ cup warm water
  • 1 pack rapid rise yeast
  • 2 ½ cups unbleached flour
  • 4 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoon refined coconut oil melted
  • 1 egg slightly beaten
  • ½ cup milk
  • 3 tablespoon pumpkin purée
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon of each ginger, nutmeg, and clove
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom optional


  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin purée you can add a second tablespoon for a thicker topping
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon of each ginger,nutmeg, and clove
  • ¼ teaspoon cardamom optional


  • In a small bowl place ¼ cup warm water and 1 package yeast. Stir and set to the side.
  • in a small saucepan melt butter and coconut oil, then pour in a small bowl.
  • Add milk, egg, pumpkin, and sugar to melted butter and coconut oil. Stir with a whisk until well incorporated.
  • Add yeast mix, whisk again.
  • In a separate small bowl mix flour, and spices with a wooden spoon.
  • Pour dry ingredients into wet.
  • Mix well with wooden spoon, cover, and set on a warm place in your kitchen, until it has risen double.
  • Place dough on a floured surface and with a rolling pin roll dough out until it's ½ inch thick. (You could also press dough out with your fingers.)
  • With a donut cutter or round cookie cutter, cut circles in the dough, then smaller circles in the center. (I used a drinking glass, and water bottle cap, it worked perfectly!)
  • Place cut out donuts on a cookie sheet brushed with coconut oil.
  • Let rise about another half hour.
  • In a skillet over medium-high heat, heat 2 tablespoon coconut oil. (You can test the temperature by pinching a small piece of dough and dropping it in the skillet. It's ready when you see bubbles when it hits the oil)
  • Place donuts in the oil and cook 2-3 min on each side or until lightly brown.
  • Set on a paper towel when they are finished.
  • Add more coconut oil as needed to cook remaining donuts.
  • In a separate small skillet pour maple syrup, pumpkin, and spices.
  • Heat over low heat until it begins to bubble.
  • Simmer 3-4 minutes, stirring continually or until you feel it start to thicken.
  • It will thicken more when it starts to cool, so don't overcook.
  • Drizzle glaze over donuts, and enjoy!