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So technically, these are mini-muffins because they are baked in a mini-muffin pan, but they taste just like pumpkin donut holes.  My kids ate this entire batch in one morning.  These are seriously addicting and delicious.  I only have 24 min-muffin cups, but had batter left over so I baked the rest of the batter in regular sized muffin cups and they did not turn out as well.  I would stick to mini when making these.

Pumpkin "Donut Holes"

Serves 28-36     adjust servings

Preparation 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 0:22


  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup sucanat (or brown sugar)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup milk or 1/2 cup plus 2 Tablespoons buttermilk

For the coating

  • 1/2 stick butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup sucanat (or sugar)
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
  2. In a small bowl combine oil, egg, vanilla, sugar, pumpkin and milk. Whisk until smooth.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir just until combined (leave the lumps!).
  4. Scoop batter in to well greased mini-muffin cups.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees.
  6. While muffins are baking, melt butter. Stir together cinnamon and sugar in a medium bowl.
  7. Allow muffins to cool just until they are cool enough to handle.
  8. Dip the top of muffins in to melted butter and then in to the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 90kcal Calories from fat 41
% Daily Value
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 72mg 3%
Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 5g
Protein 1g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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5 comments on “Pumpkin “Donut Holes”

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  2. These sound so yummy. I’m afraid they’d be too yummy and I’d eat the whole pan!

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