Sunday, March 25, 2012

Baking: Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes

A messy kitchen is a happy kitchen, and this kitchen is overjoyed!

I made pumpkin spice muffins from the recipe below that I found on Pinterest. The hubby and I both totally loved them! I posted the recipe below. The only difference I did is that I cooked them in a normal muffin pan and had to bake them for more like 15min... I just cooked them till a tooth pick came back clean. Don't they just look delicious?

Let me know if you try the recipe.  :)
Recipe: Baked Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 36 donut holes
Serving Size: 2 donut holes 

For the donuts:
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup canned plain pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk
 For the Coating:
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously grease a 24-cup mini muffin tin with nonstick spray.

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and cloves. In a separate large bowl, combine the oil, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, pumpkin and milk until smooth. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Be careful not to overmix the batter. 

Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until passes the toothpick test.

Remove the muffins from the oven and allow to cool for 2 minutes, or until just cool enough to handle. With the melted butter in one bowl and the sugar and cinnamon combined in another, dip each muffin into the butter then roll in the cinnamon sugar to coat. Serve immediately.

*For a lower sugar version, mix two packets of splenda with one table one table spoon of cinnamon (this is for the COATING).