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Pumpkin Spiced Doughnuts and Maple Frosting

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  • 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.”

Pumpkin Spiced Doughnuts and Maple Frosting


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


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!

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