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Delicious Cinnamony Baked Pumpkin Donuts

Delicious Baked Donuts with Fall Flavours


Look at the inside of this pumpkin donut, isn´t it just screeeaming with softness? These pumpkin donuts are so soft, just like little pieces of clouds. They were so soft that I had to test a couple of times pressing the donut together and then wait for it to bounce back. It was just like magic :)

It was pumpkin season, and man I feel so bad writing it was, because I absolutely love pumpkin and cannot wait for next year when this gorgeous vegetable will be back. I decided to get creative and try sweet recipes with pumpkin. So I took my baked banana donuts recipe, changed a couple of things in it and et voila, these delicious cinnamony baked pumpkin donuts were born.

The smell of these freshly baked donuts is so warm and so cinnamony, it fills the house with such a wonderful holiday mood. And to those thinking "YUK, pumpkin in a donut, why, why??", I would just like to say that you don´t taste the pumpkin is the same way in the donuts as it tastes in some other dishes. To be honest, when I asked my family and friends who tried these, they had no clue it had pumpkin and also said it didn´t taste like pumpkin at all.

Happy Baking Lovelies!


Step by Step Video


Cinnamony Baked Pumpkin Donuts

Delicious Baked Donuts with Fall Flavours


  • 2 eggs

  • 150g sugar

  • 2tbsp (30g) melted butter

  • 150g pumpkin puree

  • 120ml kefir

  • 250g flour

  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • pinch of salt

  • some royal icing for decoration (recipe link on website)

  • crushed hazelnuts for decoration


  1. In a medium bowl whisk the eggs shortly with a fork.

  2. Add sugar and whisk again just until combined.

  3. Add the melted and cooled butter while mixing.

  4. Then add the pumpkin puree and mix well until combined.

  5. Pour in the kefir and mix shortly.

  6. Combine all dry ingredients and slowly add them to the wet ingredients. Mix well until combined. Be careful not to over mix.

  7. Butter two donut pans, transfer the batter into a piping bag for a less messy result, and pipe the batter into the donut form 2/3 full.

  8. Bake the donuts in 220°C in the middle shelf of the oven for 10-12 minutes or until the donuts start to get golden from the top.

  9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a couple of minutes. Then remove the donuts from the donut pan and allow to cool completely on a cooling rack.

  10. Decorate with some royal icing and crushed hazelnuts.

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