Pumpkin Spice Baked Doughnuts with a Maple-Cinnamon Glaze (GF)

Pumpkin Spice Baked Doughnuts from *Baked Doughnuts for Everyone* by Ashley McLaughlin + a giveaway via Top With Cinnamon

Soo you may have heard me talking/tweeting/instagramming about my friend Ashley‘s NEW COOKBOOK!!! As if it isn’t cool enough that the book is 100% about doughnuts (dream book, hollaaaaa) but all the doughnuts are baked (not fried) and gluten free! Currently her book is on a blog tour (you can check out the list of other participating bloggers plus extra details about the book here) and TWC is where it’s at today.

Pumpkin Spice Baked Doughnuts from *Baked Doughnuts for Everyone* by Ashley McLaughlin + a giveaway via Top With Cinnamon

It is a beauty of a book with tonnes of gorgeous photos all styled and shot by Ashley herself. It took me a few hours (and two, full read-throughs of the book) to decide which recipe to make for this post – when faced with choosing between Maple Doughnut twists, Cinnamon Coffee Cake Doughnuts, Tiramisu (TIRAMISU!!) doughnuts and Vegan Gooey Chocolate Doughnuts, it’s kind of amazing that I managed to not end up making all of them.

But I had the pumpkin puree out (from other pumpkin food adventures) and was feeling particularly Autumn-y so I knew this recipe for Pumpkin Spice doughnuts was calling my name. Especially when I saw that there was maple syrup and cinnamon in the glaze. You can tell how much I loved the glaze from the fact I ended up completely coating all the doughnuts in it, not just dipping the tops in (whoooops! 😉 I have a tendency to deviate from recipe instructions – like how I also ate them when the glaze wasn’t set. The rebellion just makes them taste EVEN better hah).

Pumpkin Spice Baked Doughnuts from *Baked Doughnuts for Everyone* by Ashley McLaughlin + a giveaway via Top With Cinnamon

I have to say that I’ve never made a better baked doughnut ever. They literally tasted like real doughnuts and the glaze did the crakle-y thing that I luuuurve. Plus because they were gluten free, it meant that when I brought the (few…) left overs into school the next day, I was able to share them with people who usually can’t eat things like doughnuts because of wheat.

They pair perfectly with a nice homemade mug (orrrr jar :/ ) of pumpkin spice drip coffee btw, heh heh hehhhh….

Pumpkin Spice Baked Doughnuts from *Baked Doughnuts for Everyone* by Ashley McLaughlin + a giveaway via Top With Cinnamon

Now that you’re all psyched up for making doughnuts, you’ll also probably be happy to hear that Ashley was mega amazing and is giving one of you an opportunity to win a copy of her book plus a set of measuring spoons!

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Pumpkin Spice Baked Doughnuts from *Baked Doughnuts for Everyone* by Ashley McLaughlin + a giveaway via Top With Cinnamon

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– You can easily make oat flour by grinding rolled oats in a blender or food processor until fine.

– I used a mini doughnut pan as I don’t have a standard sized one – I baked them for 10-12 minutes.

– You can used 2 to 2 1/2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice mix instead of the cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice and clove.

– make sure your oats or oat flour are certified gluten free, if required

– sweet rice flour can be found easily online – I got mine from amazon here

Pumpkin Spice Baked Doughnuts with a Maple-Cinnamon Glaze (gluten free!)

Serving Size: 8 to 10 standard doughnuts, or 20 to 24 mini dough

from page 50 of the book 'Baked Doughnuts for Everyone', by Ashley McLaughlin

For the Doughnuts:
1/2 cup (60 g) oat flour (see notes)
1/2 cup (70 g ) sweet rice flour
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp (76 g) pure cane sugar
1/4 cup (28 g) almond meal
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp allspice
1/8 tsp ground cloves
2 large eggs
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp (88 ml) milk
1/3 cup (82 g) pumpkin purée
2 tbsp (30 g) unsweetened applesauce
2 tbsp (28 ml) oil
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
For the Glaze:
1 cup (120 g) powdered sugar
2 tbsp (40 g) maple syrup
1/2 to 1 tbsp (8 to 15 ml) milk
1/2 tsp cinnamon

To make the doughnuts:

Preheat your oven to 350 F (180 C) and grease your doughnut pan.

Combine the first 12 ingredients (oat flour through to ground cloves) in a large bowl, mixing well. In another bowl, whisk the eggs together, then add the milk, pumpkin purée, applesauce, oil and vanilla. Whisk until well combined.

Pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and stir with a large wooden spoon until just combined, being careful not to over mix (stop when you no longer see dry flour).

Spoon the batter into the doughnut molds filling to just below the top of each mold, 1/8- to 1/4-inch (3 to 6 mm) from the top. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes (see notes), until lightly golden brown around the edges. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Slide a thin spatula around the edges of the doughnuts to help loosen them out. Then place on a cooling rack and allow to cool fully before topping.

To make the glaze:

Mix the glaze ingredients together until smooth. Add more milk if a thinner consistency is desired.

Invert the doughnut into the glaze (I coated the whole doughnut with glaze), letting the excess drip off, or drizzle the glaze over the doughnuts. Let set until glaze has hardened.



  1. says

    LADY!!! Love, love, love. Phenomenal photos and I am beyond flattered that these are the best baked doughnuts you’ve ever made. I super appreciate you taking the time to review, bake, and set up a giveaway for my book. Thanks so much, Izy!! Also, love the note: sweet rice flour can be found. 😉 xoxoxo

  2. says

    Beautiful doughnuts! I just made the salted maple doughnuts in a mini muffin pan yesterday; they were delish, and I love that they’re gluten free!!

    { My fave thing about autumn is… hot chocolate, and also pumpkin cookies. }

  3. Marthalynn says

    My favorite thing about autumn is the weather. Warm days bookended by cool mornings and evenings. What more could you ask for?!

  4. Angie F. says

    My favorite thing about autumn is watching the leaves change color while enjoying a nice cup of something warm and delicious!

  5. says

    Autumn — a season of increasingly warm sweaters, riding boots, apple cider doughnuts, pumpkin spice latte, pecan tarts, what’s there not to love? =)

  6. Cady says

    Pumpkin and doughnuts, a deadly combination. Can’t wait to try! Also, my favorite this about fall has to be the aroma in the air of baked goods, the rustle of fallen leaves, and the overall joyous effect it has over me and my surroundings.

  7. says

    What is not to love about Fall?!? Seriously, I love it so much. I think my favourite part is the crisp air, feeling cozy inside and eating roasted vegetables. And pumpkin. Lots of pumpkin. I preordered this book for a friend’s birthday but I’d love a copy myself!!!

  8. Daisy says

    My favorite thing about autumn is being able to break out my favorite sweaters and hats, grabbing some hot chocolate, and taking photos of the colorful leaves.

  9. Heather Tobey says

    My favorite thing about Autumn is definitely everything you can make with winter veggies like the various squashes. Then pairing them with nutmeg and warm spices like CINNAMON of course 😉

  10. says

    *Shoving everyone aside*
    Are those donuts I smell? Donuts? DONUTS!!
    To say that I really like donuts would be an understatement…something about the combination of sugar, that round shape, and the satisfying carbiness about donuts just makes them so perfect in my eyes. How could they possibly get more perfect? If I could just make them myself at home!
    Well, I guess wishes do come true…
    Ashley’s cookbook sounds absolutely delightful so thanks for this giveaway Izy! I’m drooling just looking at my screen and thinking about tiramisu donuts. Be still my heart.

    So what’s my favorite thing about fall? The weather! That’s such a cliche but it’s so true! Given that I don’t really get to experience the changing leaves in Southern California, I can at least somewhat enjoy slightly colder days. All the more excuse to drink tons of hot chocolate and load up on tasty carbs (the extra weight is to keep me warm of course…). Also, all the tasty pumpkin flavored things are an added bonus. I have a confession to make though. I’ve never had a pumpkin spice latte before…but let’s keep that just between us, alright? I wouldn’t want all the PSL-obsessed bloggers out there to come hunting me down. On second thought, maybe if they hunt me down, they’ll force feed me a PSL…maybe that wouldn’t be so bad after all?

    As you can probably tell, seeing tasty donuts but not getting to eat them induces a massive amount of rambling from me. I’ll go raid my pantry before this takes the format of an essay!

  11. Melissa C says

    I love autumn for the changing colors of the leaves, cooler weather, and eating my weight in pumpkin baked goods!!! I am so excited to make this doughnut recipe!

  12. says

    These photos are GORGEOUS and the donuts look absolutely DELISH I can’t wait to try them.

    My favorite thing about autumn is definitely the food and scents. I love the aroma of freshly baked cookies filling the house after coming home from a cold walk from school. And apple pie. I mean c’mon, who doesn’t like apple pie?

  13. Teddi Lund says

    My favorite thing about fall? Do I have to choose one?EVERYTHING! Autumn is one of my favorite seasons. I love the squash, the food, the weather, the warmth, the family-ness, the colors, the clothes, the, the…. well, you get the idea…

    These doughnuts look amazingly delicious, by the way!

  14. Haley says

    My favorite thing about fall is not the return of school, nor the pretty leaves, nor the cozy sweaters or the overabundance of squashes and potatoes. It’s not the apple picking, or hot chocolate, or the time spent with family and friends. Fall tends to be my favorite season because it has the most memories, the most nostalgic time of the year. Whether it be blowing out the birthday candles, or the toasty times spent sitting next to the fire, wrapped in a blanket on a chilly night, it’s always nice to sit back with a cup of hot tea and remember once the leaves start to change.

    (p.s. your pictures make these donuts look like heaven and i am extremely jealous of the fact that you have such skill and the fact that you get to eat these things)

  15. Sara says

    These donuts sound fantastic. I love all the autumn foods–roasted veggies, apples, pumpkin anything! Love your photos and your zany writing style.

  16. says

    Best part of fall is jeans and boots, pickled apples, sitting outside in the morning with coffee, and hot afternoon sun.

    Cannot WAIT to try this. We are recently gluten-free, and these look amazing.

  17. Marie says

    I love the weather! The crisp, cool air with smells of smoky bonfires…I’m not a fan of sweaty, humid summer weather at all. If it weren’t for the amazing produce, I might hate summer (no judging!).

  18. Louise says

    My favorite thing about fall is the cooler temps. Hello, long sleeves and hoodies :)
    So happy to find this blog through the cookbook giveaway – I’ll be back!

  19. says

    I am so excited that you got to share an excerpt from the cookbook! I love getting a sneak peak before deciding whether or not to buy it. But of course pumpkin spice… great choice :)

  20. Isaac says

    Seeing as autumn is my favourite season I love a LOT about it, but three things that are the best are the seasonal food/flavours, the changing leaves, and the beautiful weather.

  21. says

    I love when the weather cools off and it becomes time to cool warm, hearty meals. These doughnuts look scrumptious. I love the use of different flours and that they are baked. Can’t wait to try them.

  22. says

    It’s currently moving into Springtime here in Australia but I just got sent a few cans of pumpkin puree by an American blogging friend (thanks Mackenzie @ Susie Freaking Homemaker!) so I’m definitely going to try these doughnuts! It’s definitely always doughnut weather when there are recipes this delicious xx

  23. Monica says

    My favorite thing about autumn? Gosh, where do I begin?
    At the top of the list is probably warm clothes, blankets, bon fires, cool weather in general.

  24. Holly says

    I love the cooler weather after those 100 degree plus days in the summer. I also love the comfort foods that taste so good in a cozy house.

  25. Stephanie says

    My favorite thing about autumn is the food. The apples and pumpkins and squashes! I loved going to the apple orchards when I lived up north too!

  26. alyssa t says

    My favourite thing about autumn is baking! Baking everything! And food, and pumpkin beers. Maybe my favourite thing is being in the kitchen a lot more than in the summer. Thanks for the giveaway!

  27. says

    I love the idea of baked doughnuts! It seems so much healthier than deep frying them! I can pretend at least. Mmm they look so good, especially with that cappuccino.

  28. Meaghan says

    “What’s your fave thing about Autumn?”
    Besides the flavourful foods, cool crisp weather and wonderful fashion? I would have to say the changing leaves, those colours are spectacular!
    But also Halloween!!

  29. says

    This is my favorite thing about Autumn! The baking, the hot coffee, the spices, flavors, and scents. The way the colors outside match the colors and senses inside. So excited to try this donut recipe, and to be able to bake a donut that tastes like a real donut!

  30. Nikki Nisly says

    Yum yum yum! Pumpkin in everything is my favorite part of Fall. Along with jacket weather and leaves turning. It’s pretty much the best time of year!

  31. says

    Wow, what amazingly beautiful photos (both the coffee and the donuts look SO GOOD)!

    My favorite thing about fall is the reminder to slow down, as we shift into a cozier season.

  32. says

    oh my gosh. I need these doughnuts in my life. so badly.
    I’d have to say my favorite thing about autumn is leggings and oversized hoodies. Among eight billion other things.

  33. says

    These look absolutely delicious! Besides pumpkin everything, my favorite thing about autumn is when the leaves start changing colors and there’s that crisp feeling in the cool air!

  34. Shannon says

    I love autumn, I think my favorite thing is the changing of the leaves. I love seeing the leaves change color. Thanks for the chance to win!

  35. Molly says

    It’s nice to see someone deviate from a recipe and still have it turn out looking delicious! I’m loving your pumpkin spice coffee method for fall. A brilliant approach so that I don’t have to go to sugar syrup town every time I want some autumn caffeine!

  36. says

    I adoreee sweet pumpkiny things! I literally shove pumpkin into almost anything in autumn, and yet somehow i,ve never actually trid pumpkin pie 😛

    Favourite thing about autumn woukd have to be the fact that I can wear shorts, and thick, snuggly jumpers and nobody looks at me wierd cause the weather’s at this wierd inbetween stage. My arms get freezing really easily but my legs just dont change :L
    Oh and autumn food.

  37. Ashley says

    My favorite thing about fall is going apple picking (which includes chowing down on apple fritters and drinking cider)! These doughnuts look awesome! Can’t wait to try them!

  38. says

    Oh man, these look way good and I’m not even a massive pumpkin fan. My favourite thing about autumn might be the feeling of coming home on a slightly cold and miserable day and immediately putting on a cozy jumper and snuggling up with a cup of tea.

  39. Lori says

    In Houston…we don’t really get fall (unfortunately), but I always look forward to the first loaf of pumpkin chocolate chip bread. AMAZING!!! BTW, totally LOVE the idea of baked doughnuts.

  40. says

    I seriously need to get a doughnut pan, they are everywhere at the moment and they look amazing! My favourite things about Autumn are: my birthday, the clothes I can finally wear again (of course) and the beautiful colours all around!

  41. says

    I love the pumpkin, cinnamon and apple flavored baked goods! Picking apples, falling leaves, and a cup of hot tea are also awesome :) I love fall!

  42. says

    I love how autumn is the start to getting all cosy (big chunky cozy weather) and eating my house full of orated veggies!!!!! Oh, and also making these pumpkin spice doughnuts and other baked goods – yum!
    Thanks :)

  43. Charlotte says

    I have one thing to say about the doughnuts: PHWOOOOAR! Haha 😀

    My favourite thing about Autumn is the colours ^_^ the gorgeous warming tones of red leaves and orange pumpkins is just amazing :)
    To be honest, it’s my favourite thing about all the seasons ^_^
    Winter – ice blues and sparkly whites, Spring – mint greens and sunny yellows, Summer – rainbow colours because all the flowers come out to play 😀
    B-e-a-uuuutiful :’) <3

  44. Kelly says

    Donuts are on my list of things to try, but have been hesitant because all the recipes I see are fried. Sounds like I need this book!!

  45. andie says

    I love bundling up in a sweater with a cup of tea watching the rain!!

    I am making these donuts this weekend and I cannot wait!!

  46. Dorothea says

    My fav thing about autumn is all the aromas colors of autumn – like taking a walk to enjoy the seasonal color and then coming home to chai tea and freshly baked pumpkin bread!

  47. Kate says

    I love fall recipes with all their pumpkin and cinnamon and baked apples. This is my first autumn in Florida, and sadly, it’s still in the 80s/90s (30+ degrees Celsius) here, so it doesn’t feel anything like a normal fall. :(

  48. Alex Austin says

    These donuts look absolutely delicious and your photos make them that much better. :) My favorite thing about fall is everything. I love fall! All of the different warm colours, the smell of the leaves and last minute campfires. Pumpkin spice lattes haha had to throw that in there. The weather is so perfectly in the middle, not too warm, not too cold, you know? fall is perfect!

    “But then fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous ass as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It settles in the way an old friend will settle into your favorite chair and take out his pipe and light it and then fill the afternoon with stories of places he has been and things he has done since last he saw you.”
    ― Stephen King, Salem’s Lot

  49. Susan LP says

    My favorite thing(s) about Autumn are the crisp weather and all things pumpkin! Your doughnuts look yummy. Could regular all purpose flour be substituted if I don’t need them to be gluten free?

    • says

      Thanks Susan! I’ve tried making them with ap flour instead of the sweet rice flour and they’ve worked just as well a the original (oat flour is really easy to make – I’ve put it in the notes! I’d leave the oat flour in because it does contribute to the texture, and it’s healthier)

  50. Kim C. says

    I have too many favorites so one of my favorite things about Autumn is baking/cooking with pumpkin, apples and squash.

  51. Jackie says

    My favorite thing about autumn is watching the leaves change color and sweaters. Warm, fuzzy, cozy sweaters are the best, GAWD xD

  52. Rachel B says

    Favourite thing about autumn in definitely curling up beside a fireplace when it’s rainy and cold with a cup of tea and a good book! I love snuggling under blankets when the weather turns crisp!

  53. says

    These doughnuts look absolutely scrumptious! and your photos are as amazing as ever <3

    The best thing about Autumn is rainy day beach picnics with a flask of warm tea.

  54. Halle says

    I absolutely love the colors and overall mood of fall: cozy, warm, and so perfect for snuggling up with a blanket and some cocoa! I will definitely be making these doughnuts and some pumpkin spice drip coffee over my fall break. :) Keep up the beautiful work!

  55. Kay says

    I’ve been on a mission to find amazing cake doughnuts and these look like they fit the bill perfectly.
    Though pumpkin is not high on my list of fave Autumn things, I think I’d appreciate the evidence of eating a plateful of Tiramisu doughnuts being hidden by my actual favorite Autumn staple of oversized plush sweaters.

  56. Sara says

    my favorite thing about autumn is horseback riding though the leaves! especially since if i mess something up in the kitchen, the horses gobble it up willingly :)

  57. Amanda says

    My favorite thing about autumn would have to be the cold weather! I love wearing big, cozy scarves, sweaters, leggings, and boots.

  58. Inge says

    When you gotta give in to fall and say good-bye to summer… let the comfort food begin!! Pumpkin doughnuts, pumpkin pie, pumpkin gnocchi, pumpkin bread…. need I go on? Yes, it’s time to welcome all things PUMPKIN!! YUMMY!!!

  59. Emily says

    My favorite thing about Autumn is definitely the atmosphere! Cool air, pumpkins, Starbucks coffee dates…I could go on!

  60. Nik says

    fall is THE BEST season for so many reasons! The weather, fashion, chilly air, beautiful changing leaves, family, amazing smelling candles, ugh i could go on!

  61. Brittany says

    My favorite thing about autumn is going to a farm market to get donuts, cider and pumpkins. I also love the sunny warmer days and the beautiful leaves.

  62. says

    I love fall farmer’s markets!! The weather is perfect to sip on coffee and stroll the aisles and so many delicious foods are in season – just lovely :)
    These doughnuts look amazing btw Izy!

  63. Heidi says

    My favorite things about the fall is the cool night, bonfires, sweaters, the cozy feeling andof course, changing colors all around.

  64. Belles says

    My fave thing about autumn is the chilly brisk feeling in the air. It breathes of expectation and new beginnings. It also lets you layer sweaters!! :)

  65. says

    Love the colors of the trees and the warm afternoons and cooler mornings… local harvests and PUMPKIN! Orange is my favorite color to eat!

  66. Angel says

    Autumn – my favouriteee season!! I’m a strange one in not liking summer (in comparison to everyone I know anyway) but it is truly awesome – just not breathing in hot stick humid or desert dry air wins me any time for sure.

  67. says

    I love the warm days and cool evenings. My favorite time of year to get out and walk. The colors, the smells, the sound of the birds who have “dropped by” before heading south.

  68. Jana says

    Donuts and coffee are such a great combination. My favorite thing about fall is when the leaves change colors! It was one of my favorite things to really experience for the first time when I went from Texas to Tennessee for college!

  69. Emilee Morehouse says

    The changing leaves is definitely my favorite thing about autumn. Also, these doughnuts look beautiful and it makes my heart so happy that they are gluten free. Thanks for the post!

  70. says

    My favorite thing about fall is the crispness of the air, the crunching of the leaves, the colors, and the rich, decadent flavors of fall recipes. :)

  71. Ashley says

    The weather! Living in Florida cool weather is hard to come by. Today is the first night we’ll hit the 60s and I’m so excited!

  72. Emily says

    My favorite thing about Autumn is the fall flavors (such as apple, pumpkin, and cinnamon spice) and the way the leaves change color and shine when the weather is that perfect warm temperature. (:

  73. Grace says

    Gah these look so good. I kinda wanna eat it right off the screen, but if I did that, I’d just get a mouthful of computer. Not what was on my mind…..

    hehe i love pumpkin (a lot) and all things cinnamon sooooo fall is like the season of pumpkin and CINNNAMONNN sooo that makes me happy. plus i like crunching leaves when I walk (ya know, instead of just walking around them). ooh rebel. hehe jk but actually though, these look amazing..

    -Grace :)

  74. Nicole says

    My absolutely FAVORITE thing about fall?!! The smell…There is just something about damp leaves in fall. I wish there was a candle for that smell.

  75. Deborah A says

    I definitely thrive in the summer months but Autumn is a time for One Pot meals, corn mazes and pumpkin patches. I love pumpkin and need to get me some doughnut pans so I can try making these scrumptious looking doughnuts.

  76. Katie M says

    I love autumn and the return of chilly days, cozy sweaters, riding boots :) and especially the emergence of pumpkin!!! These looks delicious!

  77. Natalie says

    My favorite thing about fall are the beautiful varieties of squash! My motto: A squash a day, keeps the doctor away.

  78. Cadence says

    My favourite thing in autumn is riding my bike through piles of crunchy leaves on my way to university in the morning.

  79. Juliana Fenske says

    My favorite thing about autumn is the weather. I love to walk around the house with a warm cup of tea in my cozy sweater and slippers. I love the sound the leaves make when you crunch them with your feet and I love the colors of the trees.

  80. Jitti says

    I absolutely fell in love at first sight with these! My favourite spices, pumpkin, and oat flour… So I took some frozen pumpkin puree out from the freezer today and got into it. I must admit though the taste and smell are great, the consistency is not as I expected. I don´t know what could have gone wrong, I followed the instructions precisely (weighted all ingredients), but the batter turned out very thin. This was probably also the reason why I couldn´t get them out of the mold… Covered in glaze, they look okay, I´m just sad they don´t look as perfect as yours.
    I guess I´ll give it another chance soon. Enjoy the autumn season!

  81. Wendy MacPherson says

    I’ve been wanting to buy a doughnut pan for quite a while, but never had a reason to. Hello Amazon! I’ll be making my order today! I’ll make them for my daughter’s birthday on Nov. 1st! (Maybe a test batch first, wouldn’t want to screw up the birthday doughnuts.) My family hasn’t had doughnuts for around 3 years since we’ve had to go gluten free. I’m looking forward to the test batch preview. I don’t know if anyone else will get any!! What I love about fall is the cuddling up under a blanket with a coffee or tea and the fall flavors of cinnamon of course, as well as nutmeg ginger and cloves.

  82. says

    These sound awesome and I’m so up for anything pumpkin spice these days… gotta cram it all in while it’s socially acceptable, ya know?! I think all doughnuts should just be dunked completely in glaze – way to do it!! Also, your Pumpkin Spice Coffee looks pro!!
    My favorite thing about fall make actually be all things pumpkin (spice). 😀

  83. Taylor says

    How do you pick a favorite thing about fall? I guess my first would be finally being able to wear boots, scarves, sweaters, layers, etc. I love fall fashion! Next would be pumpkin flavored everything!

  84. Elisa says

    Another brilliant post that has made me green with envy to your talents!

    Favourite thing about autumn is definitely the change you can feel in the air with the anticipation of winter and cosy nights in…and the fact that it is perfectly acceptable to wear two pairs of tights to hide your legs from the cold!

  85. Susan says

    My favorite thing about autumn is the soft chill in the air.

    Can’t wait to make these donuts for my pumpkin-lovin’ husband.

  86. says

    One of the fondest memories of fall was driving through the woods of Vermont during the fall. I was sitting next to our bass playing junkie wearing dark glasses who hadn’t spoken a word in days. He woke up, lifted his glasses and murmured these memorable words. “Oh, this is beautiful.” Replaced his glasses and returned to his stupor.

    Mondo,use fresh Vermont Maple syrup for your next cookie delight. Already I’m drooling.

  87. Jillian says

    My favorite things about autumn are the way the crisp air smells in the morning and the leaves changing color. And sweaters and boots and hats!

  88. Yoo-Jin says

    My favorite thing about fall is everything pumpkin, the changing of the leaves, and stuffing at Thanksgiving dinner!

  89. sarah tai says

    my favorite thing about fall? Cool days while the sun is still shining. And how everything smells. Sometimes you can smell wood burning during the evenings and the crisp air at night. it’s not too cold but just cold enough to take out your sweater and curl under a blanket. Also, the smell of baking at home! The house is nice and toasty! As a child, i remember dark evenings at home but the house smelling like apples and cinnamon because my mom would make homemade apple sauce.

    It was also the time of heavy baking in our house. warm cookies and coffee cakes! scented herbal teas! The smell is the best for me!

  90. thuy says

    My favorite thing about autumn, is throwing on oversized sweaters and perfect fall boots. The crisp cold air is oddly refreshing.

  91. says

    I love everything about the fall the change of the seasons finally getting to eat hearty food like pies and slow cooked meats and soups and stews Fall IS the best time of the year! I will definitely try to make these baked donuts I love donuts and I have the perfect mold for it. Thanks for sharing

  92. kim says

    amazing to see someone give away their special recipes to taste.
    i very much enjoy your content and design of your blog. very detailed and it always looks DELICIOUS
    if i were chose I’d like to send you feedbacks :)

  93. Amanda R says

    I didn’t see a question to answer, but I hope this comment counts: I love doughnuts! Baked, fried, whatever…doesn’t matter. I love them all! Especically *filled* doughnuts! :)

  94. Amanda R says

    Okay….I saw the question! My favorite thing about Autumn is the cooler weather! And…Halloween, pumpkin carving, scarves, full moons, and hot chocolate!

  95. alex says

    Pumpkins are what I look forward to in Autumn, but it makes me sad that they are hard to come by throughout the rest of the year.

  96. says

    Izyyyy I made these over the weekend in muffin form. SO DELICIOUS. I brought them to my friend and she adored them!! Even though they were in muffin form, the texture looked the exact same–the sign of an excellent recipe, I think–go Ashley! And not sure if you made up the glaze or not, but the cinnamon hit was genius!

  97. Jennifer says

    So, has anyone made these doughnuts? I did and they came out heavy and flat like hockey pucks. I realized that there was no additional leavening beyond the eggs so I added 1/4 tsp baking powder and that helped. The batter is a bit bland, even with all the spices. I would up the spices and add more leavener. I would also change some ingredients to round out the flavor, makybe use brown sugar instead of white. Or, a bit of molasses. This recipe is on its way to being great, but for me, it’s not quite there.

  98. says

    I’ve already made these twice since you posted… in one weekend… and am gearing up to make them for a third time! The cookbook is already on my wishlist, I figured since I went out to buy a doughnut pan for the sole purpose of making this recipe I may as well use it some more!

  99. Trisha says

    Thanks for the recipe. These were delicious. I made only minor adjustments based on what is available where I live. My daughter and I agree that there is so much flavor in the donuts that plain
    icing might be better—though we LOVE the maple-cinnamon glaze.


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