Pumpkin Old Fashioned Donuts Recipe

As autumn leaves begin to paint the landscape in warm hues, there’s a familiar craving that sweeps through the air – the nostalgic aroma of pumpkin spice. Elevate your fall baking with a delightful twist on a classic treat: Pumpkin Old Fashioned Donuts. This recipe combines the seasonal charm of pumpkin with the timeless appeal of old-fashioned donuts, creating a delectable treat that captures the essence of fall.


For the donuts:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the glaze:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dash of ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and grease a donut pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the pumpkin puree, eggs, melted butter, buttermilk, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Be careful not to overmix; a few lumps are okay.
  5. Spoon the batter into a piping bag or a plastic zip-top bag with the corner snipped off. Pipe the batter into the prepared donut pan, filling each cavity about 2/3 full.
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a donut comes out clean. Allow the donuts to cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. For the glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, vanilla extract, and a dash of ground cinnamon until smooth.
  8. Once the donuts are completely cool, dip each one into the glaze, allowing any excess to drip off. Place the glazed donuts back on the wire rack to set.
  9. Optional: For an extra touch of fall, sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon or pumpkin spice over the glazed donuts before the glaze sets.
  10. Allow the glaze to set for about 15 minutes before indulging in the warm, spiced perfection of your Pumpkin Old Fashioned Donuts.


The Pumpkin Old Fashioned Donuts recipe is a celebration of autumn flavors and the comforting charm of old-fashioned baking. From the first bite, you’ll be transported to crisp fall mornings and the joy of savoring a homemade treat. Share these delectable donuts with loved ones or enjoy them with a cup of hot coffee as you immerse yourself in the cozy ambiance of the season.

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