These Baked Pumpkin Donuts are easy to make and have the most pleasing aroma and texture. They’re the perfect treat for a crisp autumn day. 

Pumpkin Donuts are perfect for a Fall breakfast, brunch, or after school snack. This baked donuts recipe makes 18 and costs about $3.36 to make. That is just $0.19 per serving. 

If you are as obsessed with all things pumpkin as I am, then you definitely want to check out these Pumpkin Whoopie Pies, Pumpkin Pancakes, and these Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake Bars.

Three iced pumpkin donuts stacked on top of each other.

Pumpkin Donuts

Pumpkin Cake and Pumpkin Bread are both so delicious. So why not try out these Pumpkin donuts, which are the best of both worlds! These taste like pumpkin bread but with a cake-like texture.

I love these Pumpkin Donuts because not only are they melt in your mouth delicious, but also they are baked and not fried. This leaves you with a moist and soft donut that is perfectly pumpkin-spiced! 

How do you dip donuts?

After the donuts are cool and the glaze is ready, hold the donut with three fingers and your thumb. Dip the donut about halfway down in an even manner. Slightly lift the donut out of the glaze and while it is still upside down, shake off any excess glaze. Place the donut right side up on a baking tray to set. 

Three iced pumpkin donuts stacked on top of each other.

How do you keep donut glaze from melting?

Store the donuts in an airtight container to help keep them fresh. To avoid having the glaze melt, it is important to keep them out of the sun. If storing them on a kitchen counter, be sure no direct sunlight will hit the storage container. 

What is the difference between baked and fried donuts?

Fried donuts are made by coating the batter in flour before deep-frying the dough in oil and then coating them in sugar. Baked donuts, like these pumpkin donuts, are made by baking the batter in the oven and then topping them with a glaze or frosting afterward. 

How to make Pumpkin Donuts:

STEPS ONE AND TWO: First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Then spray the donut pan with non-stick cooking spray. Next, in a large bowl, beat the wet ingredients until smooth.

The sugar, eggs, and pumpkin in a large mixing bowl.

STEPS THREE AND FOUR:  In another bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix until smooth.

The pumpkin donuts batter after the flour is mixed in.

STEPS FIVE AND SIX: After the batter is ready, fill the donut pan about ¾ full. Bake for about 15-20 minutes and let cool. While the donuts are baking, make the glaze. After cooling, the pumpkin donuts, dip them into the glaze before serving. 

The pumpkin donuts batter pipped into the donut pan.

How much will this Baked Pumpkin Donuts recipe cost to make: 



NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have.

All of the ingredients needed to make pumpkin donuts.

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt – $0.01
  • ½ cup vegetable oil – $0.24
  • 1 ½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice – $0.44
  • 3 large eggs – $0.30
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar – $0.35
  • 1 can pumpkin puree – $0.87
  • 1 ¾ cups flour – $0.34
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder – $0.22
  • 2 cups powdered sugar – $0.58
  • 1 Tablespoon milk – $0.01

Cook’s Tools:

  • Donut pans
  • Mixing bowls
  • Handheld mixer
  • Whisk
  • Plastic decorator bag
  • Wire rack

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A close up picture of a stack of pumpkin donuts.
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Pumpkin Donuts

Recipe Cost $ 3.36
Serving Cost $ 0.19
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
18 people
These Baked Pumpkin Donuts are easy to make and have the most pleasing aroma and texture. They’re the perfect treat for a crisp autumn day.


  • Donut pans
  • mixing bowls
  • handheld mixer
  • whisk
  • Plastic decorator bag
  • wire rack



  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 15 ozs pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie filling
  • 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder


  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk


  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon



  • Move oven racks to the upper-middle and lower-middle positions. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spray donut pans with non-stick cooking spray.


  • In a large bowl, beat together the oil, eggs, sugar, and pumpkin until smooth.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and baking powder.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and beat just until smooth.


  • Fill donut pan about 3⁄4 full (see note).
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned, rotating pans halfway through baking.
  • Cool donuts on a wire rack for 5 minutes, and then remove the donuts from the pan and cool completely on a wire rack.


  • Add powdered sugar to medium bowl, add milk and whisk until smooth.
  • Add additional liquid if the glaze is too thick. Dip donuts top side down into glaze and place on a wire rack to drip off excess.


  • While to glaze is still wet, make the cinnamon sugar by combining the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.


  • Sprinkle the glazed donuts with the cinnamon sugar (if using). Serve once the glaze is set.


  • If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice, you can use 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1⁄4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, and 1⁄4 teaspoon ground ginger.
  • To make filling the donut pan easier, use a plastic decorator bag or Ziploc bag with a corner cut off.


Serving: 1donut | Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 208mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 3722IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. Can these be made as muffins instead of donuts?

  2. Shadi Hasanzadenemati says:

    Love how easy this recipe is. Can’t wait to try it this weekend.