Orange Spiced Pumpkin Cake Donuts is an easy, family favorite recipe that will delight your taste buds. Hints of refreshing orange are nestled in fluffy pumpkin cake and top with cinnamon sugar. Made with healthy ingredients, this is one of the best baked donuts ever!
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Orange Spiced Pumpkin Cake Donuts

A family favorite recipe that will delight your taste buds. Hints of refreshing orange are nestled in fluffy pumpkin cake and top with cinnamon sugar. 
Course Breakfast or Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Pumpkin Donuts, Pumpkin Spiced Donuts
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 18 donuts
Calories 213kcal
Author Heather

Ingredients

For the Donuts

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup avocado oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp orange extract
  • 1/2 tsp orange zest *zest of about 1/2 of orange
  • 1 1/2 cups canned pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder

For the Cinnamon Sugar

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350℉ and lightly spray donut pans with nonstick spray (see tips above for avocado spray).
  • In a large mixing bowl combine sugar, oil and eggs. Mix well. Stir in spices, salt, orange extract, orange zest and pumpkin.
  • In a separate medium sized mixing bowl combine flour and baking powder, mix well (no need to sift dry ingredients).
  • Stir in dry ingredients to wet ingredients making sure to not over mix.
  • Using a level 1/4 cup measuring cup and a small bowl scraper scoop pumpkin batter into donut wells. Even out batter using the tip of the bowl scraper.
  • Bake for 16- 18 mins or until donut springs back to the touch.
  • In the meantime mix together sugar and cinnamon for topping. Let donuts cool enough that they are easily handled but still warm. Remove one at a time and gently spray top with avocado spray (see tips above under tips section) . Dip sprayed top into cinnamon sugar and rest donuts on a board until cooled. Store lightly covered at room temperature.

Notes

*Please use as many organic ingredients as possible.*
Inspired by King Arthur Flour

Nutrition

Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 3228IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg