As a reward to ourselves for finishing the floor laying week (what a freaking week, I will share some pictures soon) I stayed home for a little while yesterday morning and made some donuts for the mr ( I got to bake and do a little knitting and he got donuts.) Initially I was gonna make a cake, had it on my agenda for a cake at some point this week, but last minutes I felt the need to use my unused donut pan. I think it was a good call. Donuts don't require as much pumpkin puree. I roasted a pumpkin a few days ago for the purpose of baking a cake with it but have slowly eaten most of it (on accident) so that there was just enough left to make the donuts. I have no willpower when it comes to roasted squash, I can't stop eating it.
Anyway, I had me a mighty fine morning of trashing the kitchen, using my pretty mixing bowls, basking in the glory of the residual heat coming from the oven, and making the house smell all nice and fall spicy. And now there are donuts in the house with lots of sprinkles and only the mr to eat them. He really really likes them, like a lot. (me "don't eat all those f*ing donuts dude, save some for later!")
Another reason donuts were a good call, they are easy to share. Maybe I should go drop off a few to a friend. Any takers?
The donut stuff. Flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt are in that bowl. Then we have pumpkin puree(homemade or canned) soy milk(or any milk), brown sugar, cinnamon, oil, and apple cider vinegar
All the wet stuff gets mixed together and the dry stuff plus the cinnamon gets whisked together too.
Wet into dry and mixed until combined.
Scoop batter into well greased donut pan and don't do what I did and overfill (I always forget not to overfill). My fist batch came out a little bit bigger the expected with holes. No biggie.
Once pan is filled, pan goes into preheated oven. Bake until golden perfection (about 15-18 minutes or until a tester comes out clean)
Slightly overflown donuts cooked to all the goodness and popped out of the pan to cool on a cooling rack.
Glaze stuff. Powdered sugar, cocoa powder, a pinch of salt, a splash of vanilla, and a bit of soy milk....Mix it all together and that's that.
Completely cooled donuts (very important to be completely cooled) go heads down into the bowl of glaze.
All glazed and looking good but I think somethings missing.....
Oh yeah, sprinkles.
Pumpkin, chocolate, sprinkles. BOOM!!!
Pumpkin Donuts with Chocolate Glaze
makes 10 donuts
- 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup soy milk (any milk works)
- 3 tablespoons neutral oil like canola
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
For the glaze
- 7 heaping tablespoons powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons soy milk
- splash vanilla
- pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 350
In a big bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and baking soda, salt, and the cinnamon. In a separate bowl mix together the pumpkin puree, sugar, soy milk, oil and the apple cider vinegar. Dump the wet mixture into the dry and mix until combined.
Ready the donut pan by really making sure it is well grease. Fill each donut mold about a 3/4 way full. I use a spoon but you could transfer that batter to a piping bag if you want. Place pan into oven and bake for 15-18 minutes or until the donuts are golden brown and a fork stabbed into one comes out clean. Pop donuts out of mold and let cool completely on a cooling rack.
Note. I have one pan that does 6 at a time. I had to wash, dry and re-grease the panto bake all the donuts.
Once donuts are cooled, gather the glaze ingredients. In a shallow bowl whisk together the sugar, cocoa, and salt. Add in a splash of vanilla and then the soy. Mix together until a glossy not to thick but not to thin consistency . If its too thick, add in another splash of milk, to think, more powdered sugar.
To glaze, take each donut and place face down in glaze and give it a little twirl. Remove and place back on cooling rack (glaze size up) and cover with sprinkles. (optional)
Then eat the donuts
Any uneaten can be placed in airtight container for 2-3 days or can be stuck into freezer.