baked pumpkin bread doughnuts with chocolate glaze

by Cait on October 25, 2012

I’ve been on a huge doughnut kick lately.  And by that I mean I’ve been obsessively researching recipes in the hopes that I could find the time to make a batch.

And then, suddenly, it hit me.  I’d use a shortcut and still get my doughnuts! 

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I grabbed a box of pumpkin bread and pulled out my mini doughnut maker and was blessed with the best of both worlds – a time saving doughnut recipe!

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And, since you all know how I love versatility – one of the best parts of this is the number of different versions you can make.  You can top it with nuts, with mini chocolate chips, with candy, sprinkles, powdered sugar….the list goes on and on.

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Just try and tell me there’s anything better than pumpkin bread in doughnut form.  Just try.

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Baked Pumpkin Bread Doughnuts with Chocolate Glaze

Makes 2 dozen mini doughnuts

Ingredients:

  • Favorite pumpkin bread box mix
  • 1/2 cup dark, semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoon light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoon earth balance
  • 2 teaspoons water

Directions:

  1. Prepare pumpkin bread according to box instructions; be careful not to over mix or the doughnuts will be tough.
  2. Put prepared better into a ziplock bag and snip a small hole in the corner of the bag.
  3. Carefully squeeze batter out of ziplock bag and into doughnut pan or doughnut maker (I used an electric mini doughnut maker).
  4. Cook doughnuts according to pan or maker directions.
  5. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate chips, corn syrup, earth balance, and water together in a small bowl in the microwave (about 30 seconds).  
  6. When the donuts have cooled for 5 minutes, dip the tops into the chocolate glaze and sprinkle with topping of choice. 
  7. Allow to cool on a cooling rack so the frosting can set.

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Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots October 25, 2012

These look soo yummy!! what a great idea using pumpkin bread! I dont usually like donughts but I think I would love these, I looovvee pumpkin bread!

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Cait October 26, 2012

They’re really delicious! And I agree, it’s almost better than a real doughnut!

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Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) October 25, 2012

YUM! Now I need doughnuts!

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Cait October 26, 2012

Hahaha!

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Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean October 25, 2012

hello delicious! love pumpkin donuts!

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Cait October 26, 2012

Me too! You can’t beat them!

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Joelle (on a pink typewriter) October 25, 2012

These are sooo cute! Great idea!

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Cait October 26, 2012

Thanks! :)

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Kayla October 26, 2012

these look so delicious, way better than any dunkin donuts could appear! :)

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Cait October 26, 2012

Aw thank you :)

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Rachel October 26, 2012

omg these looks so delicious!

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Cait October 26, 2012

thanks! they were pretty delicious, I have to say! :)

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Bek @ Crave October 26, 2012

What an awesome idea!

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Cait October 29, 2012

Haha – thank you!

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Katie October 29, 2012

So adorable! I’m so glad I already have a mini doughnut pan…can’t wait to make these!

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Cait October 29, 2012

Yay! Let me know what you think :)

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Life's a Bowl October 31, 2012

So smart, awesome shortcut! I don’t have a donut pan, but now I need to get one ASAP! I loveee anything and all things pumpkin :)

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Cait October 31, 2012

Meeee too!

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