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Pumpkin Spiced Doughnuts + Maple Frosting

  • Recipes

  • Sep 18 2013

  • Posted by: Candice

You’ve been asking me for it. Doughnuts! From a girl that preaches about fitting back into that hot bikini?  I’ve slashed the yolks in half and swapped the heavy cream for evaporated milk. These puppies are a decadent treat one can enjoy with their coffee or tea for a perfect fall bite. I live by the words of the finest, Miss Julia Child:  “All things in moderation, including moderation.” Word. ♥ ck

Pumpkin Spiced Doughnuts + Maple Frosting

Ingredients

For the donuts:

•   2 eggs

•   3/4 cup sugar

•   2 tablespoons unsalted butter

•   1 cup organic pumpkin puree

•   4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

•    2 teaspoons baking powder

•   1 teaspoon baking soda

•   1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (or 1/3 teaspoons each nutmeg, ginger + cinnamon)

•   1 can low-fat evaporated milk

•   Vegetable oil for deep-frying

For the Maple Frosting

•   1 tablespoon maple syrup

•   1 to1 1/2 Cups powdered sugar

•   2 tablespoon almond milk

•   ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

Directions:

1- In a medium mixing bowl, beat eggs, sugar and butter.

2- Add pumpkin puree, mix in well.

3- For the dry ingredients, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin spice. 4- Begin to marry the pumpkin batter and  alternate with the evaporated milk, folding in gently. Refrigerate the batter to firm for approx 1 1/2 hours.

5- Turn onto a lightly floured work-surface; knead 5-6 times. Roll to 3/8-in. thickness.

6- Cut with a 2-1/2-inch doughnut cutter. Or be DIY and cut with a small rim to any glass jar or cup and use a small bottle to cut out the hole. Fry doughnuts, and doughnut holes, a few at a time, until golden, approximately 1-2 minutes on each side.

7- Remove using a slotted spoon or a spider and allow the excess oil to drip on paper towels.

8- For the icing, whisk together all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Spread over cooled doughnuts with a teaspoon (place on a wire rack over a sheet tray if desired). Enjoy by the fireplace with a warm chai tea latte during the holidays as a treat! xx ck


  • Audrey J

    I have become famous w/in my family for my roasted chicken, but I am looking forward to changing it up and trying this recipe, when you put the lemon and spices under the skin how high do you go up to the neck opening? All the way up? Also, do you have a turkey recipe? Turkey day is coming up :)

  • Audrey J

    I have become famous w/in my family for my roasted chicken, but I am looking forward to changing it up and trying this recipe, when you put the lemon and spices under the skin how high do you go up to the neck opening? All the way up? Also, do you have a turkey recipe? Turkey day is coming up :)

  • http://twitter.com/AmbitiousKitch Monique Volz

    Wow this looks incredible!

  • http://twitter.com/AmbitiousKitch Monique Volz

    Wow this looks incredible!

  • http://www.facebook.com/morganlynchmoran Morgan Moran de Sanchez

    I like the sauce – and I mean dropping the eff word :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/morganlynchmoran Morgan Moran de Sanchez

    I like the sauce – and I mean dropping the eff word :)