Pumpkin Spice Buttermilk Donuts

  • Author: Carissa Shaw for Mom Needs Chocolate


3 1/2 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
Dash of ground cloves
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoon butter, melted
2 eggs
3 teaspoon vanilla, divided
1 cup buttermilk, divided
1 cup pumpkin puree
Vegetable or canola oil for frying
3 cups powdered sugar


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and sugar. In a separate medium sized bowl, whisk together the melted butter, eggs, 1/2 cup of the buttermilk, 2 teaspoons of the vanilla, and pumpkin puree. Pour the wet mixture into the dry and mix until the dough is well combined.  (The dough will still be quite sticky.)
  2. Turn the dough out onto a well floured surface and roll out to about 1/2 inch thickness. (The donuts will puff up while cooking.) Cut out donuts and donut holes.
  3. Heat 2-3 inches of oil in a large skillet or pot over medium high heat. When the oil is hot carefully slide each donut in to the oil, frying each side until lightly browned. Cool donuts on a wire rack.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix the powdered sugar with the remaining 1 teaspoon of vanilla and 1/2 cup of the buttermilk. Mix well until smooth. Dip each donut into the glaze and allow to set on a wire rack.

Recipe Card powered byTasty Recipes