September 29, 2011

Pumpkin Pie Spice Donuts

I have a big confession to make i hate donuts but homemade donuts are the only ones i will eat, my husband and i do not like anything from Dunkin Donuts also people look at us crazy when we say we don't like them. My mom showed me how to make homemade donuts when i was younger i just love them with cinnamon sugar sprinkled on them, this time i mixed pumpkin pie spice to give it that fall taste. A oil warning though make sure your oil doesn't get too hot it can make the donuts taste burnt. i put in a donut hole to check if it was ready also.

1 package (0.25 oz) active dry yeast
1 cup warm water (105 – 115 degrees F)
3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided, plus more for rolling
1/3 cup plus 1 tsp granulated sugar, divided
1 tsp salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/3 cup butter, softened
Canola oil for frying
equal parts Cinnamon sugar and pumpkin pie spice

In a large bowl, stir together active dry yeast, warm water, and a little sugar. Let the mixture sit until the yeast starts to bloom (little bubbles appear over the surface of the water). If the yeast does not bloom, the water may be either too cold or too hot. Discard the mixture and start again.
Add 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sugar, and salt. Stir vigorously with a wooden spoon for about 2 minutes (you can also use an electric mixer). Stir in lightly whisked egg and softened butter until combined. Gradually add 1 3/4 cup flour, mixing with wooden spoon (do not use electric mixer for this part) until the dough is smooth. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to overnight.
Place the dough onto a board or counter liberally covered in flour. Roll dough to a 1/2-inch thickness, flouring the dough and rolling pin generously and turning the dough 90-degrees between rolls to stop it from sticking. Using a 2 1/2-inch donut cutter or 3-inch (for main part of donut) and 1-inch (for hole) round biscuit or cookie cutters, cut out donuts. Place donuts and holes on two well-floured baking sheets, spacing them at least 1 inch apart.
Set wire cooling racks over 2 empty baking sheets. Using a large saucepan or Dutch oven, pour canola oil to a depth of about 2 inches. Using a candy or deep-fry thermometer to measure, heat the oil to 325 to 350 degrees F. Start with the holes so you can get an idea of how the donuts with cook. Place 6 to 8 holes into the oil. Fry until golden brown, about 1 minute per side. When donuts or holes are golden brown on both sides, use slotted spoon to transfer to the wire racks. Continue with the donuts and the rest of the holes, working with 3 to 4 donuts or 6 to 8 holes at a time.
When the donuts are slightly warm, dip them in cinnamon sugar pumpkin pie spice mix.


  1. I love your recipes, though this is the first time I leave a comment.
    Thanks for sharing these amazing recipes!
    Shall try this one asap ♥


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