Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Pumpkin Spice Glaze

Columbia Builders Pumpkin Donuts

Every Thanksgiving meal needs to be completed with a great dessert. These dense and delicious pumpkin donuts are a great option!

Every meal calls for a tasty dessert, and while cupcakes and apple pies are always a delicious treat for any Thanksgiving meal, there’s something special about these delectable pumpkin donuts with a pumpkin spice glaze. This is a simple recipe that even less experienced bakers can do without much trouble.

This is a vegetarian recipe, but making it vegan is really easy to do. For the donuts, you can substitute the milk for your favorite non-dairy variety, such as soy milk, coconut milk, almond milk, or oat milk. The pumpkin puree will ensure that you still achieve a dense and luxurious donut. For the egg, you can use a store-bought vegan egg replacer or use other tried and true options, such as half a banana or applesauce.

The heavy cream in the glaze can also be replaced by store-bought alternatives or homebrewed alternatives such as:

  • ⅔ c non-dairy milk, ⅓ c oil or melted vegan butter
  • 1 c non-dairy milk, 2 tbsp cornstarch


  • 2 ⅓ c. flour
  • 2-3 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 1.4 c. pumpkin puree
  • ⅔ c. milk
  • ⅔ c. brown sugar
  • ½ c. oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 3 tbsp heavy cream



  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Lightly grease donut pans.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, and salt.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix pumpkin puree, milk, brown sugar, oil, egg, and vanilla.
  5. Add ⅓ of dry mix to wet mix and mix thoroughly.
  6. Add remaining dry mix to wet mix and whisk until partially combined, then finish mixing with a spatula or large spoon until fully mixed.
  7. Add batter to donut pans, filling each about halfway.
  8. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the donuts spring back when touched.
  9. Let cool for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.
  10. Cool completely.


  1. Whisk together brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and 2 ½ tbsp of heavy cream.
  2. Add remaining heavy cream if the glaze is too thick.
  3. Dip the top of each donut into the glaze and turn over.

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