Pecan Pumpkin Donuts with Cinnamon Ganache Frosting

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

One of the best things about fall is pumpkin and cinnamon! They both bring comfort to the cooler season. This is one delicious treat that will give you that warm feeling!

Baked  Pecan Pumpkin Doughnuts with Cinnamon Ganache Frosting

2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon cloves
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 tablespoons butter, softened
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 tablespoons milk
1 cup pumpkin purée
1/2 cup chopped pecans (Optional)

For the Glaze:
1/4 cup butter
3 ounces white chocolate
1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
4-5 tablespoons water

Mixture of cinnamon & sugar
Optional: chopped pecans

For Glaze:  In a microwave safe bowl, add white chocolate and butter till melted. Mix in sugar and water, stir mixing just till blended, add more water if too thick. Dip donuts in ganache and sprinkle with  cinnamon and sugar. Makes 12.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and grease two doughnut pans. In a medium bowl, blend together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices.In another medium bowl, beat together the brown sugar and butter. Beat in the eggs one at a time, and then the vanilla extract, milk, and pumpkin puree. Slowly beat the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients just until combined. Fill doughnut pan 3/4 full with batter. Bake until the doughnuts spring back when touched. Remove from the pan and cool completely.

Dip the donuts into the ganache. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.

Here are more donut recipe you may like just click on the links below:

Baked Vanilla Donuts

Dark Baked Chocolate Donuts

Corn Fritters (Fried)

Italian  Fried Apple Fritters

For more pumpkin recipes visit some of the links below:

Pumpkin Pistachio Biscotti
Pumpkin Whip Dip Recipe
Glazed Pumpkin Spiced Breakfast Scones
Pumpkin Spice  Rum Cookies
Pumpkin Mini Turnovers
Baked Mini Pumpkin Donuts
French Pumpkin Mini Muffin Puffs
 Italian Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin Smoothie
Pumpkin Cake Mix Cookies
Pumpkin Soup
Tex Mex Pumpkin Corn Muffins
Pumpkin  and Sausage Bow Tie Pasta
Pumpkin Rum Shortcake with Caramel
Pumpkin Drop Cookies
Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Crockpot Pumpkin Spiced Latte
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
Amaretto Pumpkin Cheesecake
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
Roasted Pumpkin Puree
Savory Pumpkin Cheddar Scones
Pumpkin Pie
Easy Pumpkin Cheese Pie
Best Ever Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream
Pumpkin Fritters
Baked Pumpkin Pecan Donuts


  1. OMG! Can I have one for breakfast :)? It's gorgeous dear. Bye, have a great day

  2. Well, if this isn't a good morning, I'm not sure what it is!

  3. I made donuts today.pitty I did not see this yummy frosting before:))

  4. Ohhhh.... I wish I had one (or 2 or 3) of those right here! Just wonderfull

  5. Looks like we're all in a Pumpkin mood :)

  6. I want some of these with my coffee now! Alas, I don't have a donut pan, so I'll just have to drool over your delicious donuts.

  7. These sound wonderful and I love that the doughnuts as baked since I do have a deep fat fryer.

  8. Dear Claudia, Congrats! on winning the the cookbook I am sure there will be many delicious recipes to enjoy. As for the donuts, well, they would be great with a good cup of coffee! What a beautiful time of year with all of these wonderful pumpkin recipes. Blessings for a beautiful day. Catherine xo

  9. Wow, most of my favorite ingredients all in one donut. And it's baked. How delicious and healthy!

  10. The donuts are autumn scrumptious. I have everything on hand except white chocolate. You are a temptress - these are worth the calories. Thanks for the shout-out, Claudia. You are such a generous blogger.

  11. These just look too good! They wouldn't last long at our house!

  12. Oh Claudia these donuts look so good, I love donuts! I like the the white chocolate ganache with the cinnamon on top :)

  13. These look really delish! Perfect for fall!!!

  14. These are two sides of heaven Claudia! So yummy!

  15. One more reminder to self...get a donut pan...especially when I can't wait to try a baked and healthier version of this yummy treat ;o)

    Congrats on your winning of that book which I was secretly hoping to win as well. LOL
    Enjoy...and share a few of its recipes with us and all will be forgotten ;))

    Ciao for now,

  16. Oh, these look amazing, Claudia! The icing with white chocolate is perfect with pumpkin...YUM!

  17. pecans, optional, really? and cinnamon ganache.. OMG, you are killing me here, this is just a taste sensation, never would have thought of pumpkin pecan donuts but then, I don't get out much....

  18. Don't these look great. I'm telling you I'm going to put on weight just viewing all the incredible recipes this month that everyone is sharing.

    I love donuts. I just wish i could eat more of them.

  19. I have yet to attempt making donuts. Mostly because I didn't want to mess with frying them. I'm going to get a doughnut pan so I can make these for Thanksgiving morning. Wonderful!

  20. Yum! These look amazing & delicious!

  21. This is a wonderful recipe for the holidays and another reason why I need to get a donut pan. Love the flavors here-delicious.

  22. I can't believe these sweeties. Those donuts are pure bliss, ganache frosted :)



  23. These look so good --- I need to get a donut pan so I can make them.


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