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Pumpkin Donut Holes (Baked)

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Pumpkin Donut Holes are made with real pumpkin puree and coated in delicious cinnamon, sugar and pumpkin pie spice. We make this delicious donut recipe during the Fall months and my family absolutely loves them!

Are you crazy for all things pumpkin? Yep, us, too! Right now, we are obsessed with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins and Pumpkin Bread. Pumpkin Magic Cake is amazing as well! OK, onto the recipe…

Pumpkin Donut Holes

Pumpkin Donut Holes

If you’re tired of the same ‘ole same ‘ole pumpkin recipes, you’ve got to make these for your family. They’re perfect for breakfast or a sweet treat. Serve them with some eggnog or a glass of milk!

The biggest tip here is to buy the best pumpkin puree (Libby’s is the best) and the best pumpkin pie spice ( My favorite is the Simply Organic brand) you can get your hands on. You can always go really crazy and make your own! I like to keep this recipe quick but you can go all in if you really want to!

Pumpkin Donut Holes

How To Form The Donuts

The trick to this, is a muffin tin and an ice cream scooper. You will want a small sized, squeezable scooper.

Simply use the scooper to portion out the balls evenly. Then, place them individually in it’s own muffin compartment. That will keep them from rolling into each other and give them space to bake.

Enjoy your donuts!

Pumpkin Donut Holes

Pumpkin Donut Holes

Pumpkin Donut Holes

Published By Jill
4.94 from 15 votes
Course Breakfast



  • 1/2 C vegetable oil
  • 1 C pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
  • 1 1/4 C sugar divided into 1 cup and 1/4 cup portions
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 C flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon divided
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie seasoning
  • Muffin tin
  • Baking spray
  • 2 - large bowls
  • zip loc bag
  • whisk
  • small ice cream scoop



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prep a muffing tin with baking spray. Set aside.
  • Add the 1/4 cup of sugar and 1 tsp of cinnamon into a zip loc bag. Shake the bag to mix the sugar and cinnamon.
  • Set aside.
  • Whisk vegetable oil, pumpkin puree, eggs, and 1 cup of sugar in a large bowl until combined.
  • In a second bowl add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, 3/4 tsp of cinnamon, and pumpkin pie seasoning whisking until combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients a little at a time mixing until all ingredients are combined.
  • Using the small ice cream scoop form the dough into a ball, Place the dough balls into the bottom of the prepared muffin tins.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
  • When the donut holes have baked allow them to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Put 1 donut hole in the zip loc bag at a time to cover them with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
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Has anyone tried making these w/almond flour (gluten free)?

Can these be frozen?

Yes, you can freeze them

Mine turned out like mini muffins, not round,  still good though4 stars

I just made a batch of these. They did turn out like muffins instead of donut holes. I tried a few in the mini muffin pan and perfect donut hole size. They are delicious but cinnamon and sugar did not want to stick to them. 

Best part is it’s dairy free!5 stars

Yes, made mini muffins, not able to roll and I even added a little more flour. Sprinkled the cinnamon sugar on before baking just like a Muffin. Still tasty. Not too sweet. 5 stars


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