Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts

November 25, 2015

It’s finally here! Tomorrow is the big turkey day!


And obviously not only just the turkey and everything else that loads up our table, but also taking a little extra time to spend thinking of all the things that we’re thankful for and just loving the day of family gatherings.

For me, I’m obviously overwhelmingly thankful for my husband, my little Logan, and our new little baby girl. But I’m also really thankful for all the hardships that we’ve endured this last year. I know that maybe that sounds weird, but from last Thanksgiving to this Thanksgiving we’ve been through a lot. The biggest thing being loosing Ethan at 12 weeks gestation last Christmas. My world suddenly came crashing down around me and I couldn’t find an answer of why I had to be one of the unknowingly many women to go through the incredible heartache of a miscarriage.

I found myself connecting more to my faith than I ever ever had before. And I’m not one to use this blog as a platform to talk about my religion or beliefs, but I went from very little faith to suddenly finding comfort in just talking to my God, praying more, attending church every Sunday and feeling like there was actually a reason I had gone through the devastating heartbreak.


I truly believe that Ethan came in to my life to help me find my faith, find my path of belief, and strengthen my relationship with Him. At the beginning of November I took a huge step in my life and got baptized and it is a moment in my life that I will never forget. So this year I just feel more thankful than I ever have before because I went from being in a really hard, depressing, bad place to finding peace with my miscarriage and knowing that my little guy was taken from me early to help me find my way.

That was just really on my heart that I wanted to share because I think too often we get swept up in the food and shopping sales that this holiday is starting to embody and not looking at the true meaning of why we celebrate this grateful holiday each year.

But I don’t wanna leave your little tummies hungry, so of course I have some doughnuts to share with you guys! And these are some amazing doughnuts. They’re baked and not fried, which yay for that, because we know the rest of the day is gonna be packed with all kinds of good[bad]ness anyways.

They come together in minutes too, so it’s perfect to have on Thanksgiving morning. It’s not a dish that you have to be slaving over for hours, but give you enough fuel to keep up with the rest of your kitchen madness for the day. Moist, pumpkiny, dripping with cinnamon glaze, and a breakfast that totally embodies all the things we love about Thanksgiving.

Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 8-10 doughnuts


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup almond milk
  • 2 tbsp plain greek yogurt
  • Glaze
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • dash of nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp. milk (or as needed)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray two doughnut pans with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the pumpkin, brown sugar, egg, almond milk, and yogurt until completely combined. Add in the flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, and salt, stirring until just combined. Make sure not over mix the batter.
  3. Spoon the batter into each donut cavity and bake for 9-11 minutes. Remove from oven and transfer donuts to a wire rack to cool for about ten minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, mix together the ingredients for the glaze in a small bowl. If the glaze is a little too thick, add a splash of milk or as needed to thin it out a little more. Dip the tops of each donut into the glaze and transfer back to the wire rack to let the glaze harden. Then it's time to eat!




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