Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes

Craving the ideal fall treat? Pumpkin spice things up with these homemade donut holes. Enjoy them with coffee on a chilly autumn morning, or make it an occasion and invite the family to join in for a donut-making party.

Servings: 8-10


2 c. flour

¾ c. sugar

2 tsp. baking powder

2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice*

1 tsp. salt

1¼ c. pumpkin puree

1 egg

2 tbsp. melted butter

Oil, for frying

For the Topping:

¾ c. sugar

3 tbsp. pumpkin pie spice*


1. In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, egg, and butter.

2. Pour wet mixture into dry mixture and stir together with a rubber spatula until fully incorporated. Set aside.

3. Heat oil in a frying pan to 325˚F. (Don’t have a thermometer to test the oil temperature? Dip the end of a wooden spoon in the oil. If steady bubbles form around the spoon, the oil is ready for frying.)

4. While oil is heating, use your hands to shape and roll the pumpkin dough into balls. (Greasing your hands with oil will make this process much easier).

5. Fry the dough balls until golden brown, about 4-5 minutes. (For best results, fry only 3-4 at a time).

6. Drain them on a paper towel and immediately transfer to bowl of the pumpkin pie spice-sugar mix. Gently toss to coat.

7. Enjoy!

*Can’t find pumpkin pie spice at the store? Make your own by mixing together 2 tbsp. cinnamon, 1 tbsp. ginger, 1 tbsp. nutmeg, and ½ tbsp. cloves.

Recipe provided by: Tasty

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