Spiced Pumpkin Doughnuts

These delicious homemade doughnuts are rolled in a mixture of sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon, complementing their pumpkin flavor.


Spiced Pumpkin Doughnuts

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Yield: about 12 doughnuts plus holes
Prep Time: 35 mins
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Ingredients
  • 2   tablespoons 
    butter, softened
  • 1/2  cup 
    sugar
  • 2   teaspoons 
    baking powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    baking soda
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    ground ginger
  • 1/8  teaspoon 
    freshly grated nutmeg or a Dash of ground nutmeg
  • 1/8  teaspoon 
    ground cloves
  • 1/2  cup 
    canned pumpkin
  • 1/3  cup 
    buttermilk
  • 1   
    egg
  • 1   
    egg yolk
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    vanilla
  • 2   cups 
    all-purpose flour
  •  
    Vegetable oil for deep-fat frying
Spiced Sugar
  • 1/2  cup 
    sugar
  • 2   teaspoons 
    ground cinnamon
  •  
    1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg or 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions
1.
In a large bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high seed for 30 seconds. Add the 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, baking soda, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in pumpkin, buttermilk, egg, egg yolk and vanilla until combined. Using a wooden spoon, stir in flour until well combined. Cover and chill 3 hours.
2.
On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to a 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with floured 2-1/2-inch doughnut cutter, dipping cutter into flour between cuts. Reroll as necessary.
3.
Fry doughnuts, 2 or 3 at a time, in deep, hot fat (365 degrees F) about 2-1/2 minutes or until golden, turning once. Using a slotted spoon, removed doughnuts from oil and drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining doughnuts and doughnut holes. Coat warm doughnuts in Spiced Sugar. Serve warm or at room temperature. Makes about 12 doughnuts plus holes.
Spiced Sugar
1.
In a small bowl, stir together sugar, ground cinnamon, and freshly grated nutmeg or ground nutmeg.

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