Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Donuts

by Julie Cohn

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It’s that time of year again, when pumpkin flavor pops up all over the place, even in our coffee. Fluffy Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Donuts are a delicious mix of chocolate and pumpkin–how pumpkin is meant to be enjoyed!  These easy-to-make cake donuts make a great weekend treat for the whole family, and because they are baked, not fried, they are less greasy.  Dipped in a vanilla or chocolate glaze, hot from the oven, they are irresistible!

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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Donuts

  • 1 can of Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 1/2 c. Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 c. Melted Butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 c. Flour
  • 2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 c. Mini Chocolate Chips

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Mix the pumpkin, brown sugar, melted butter, and eggs together in a large bowl until well blended.  In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt.

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Blend the wet and dry ingredients together until wet, but do not over stir.  Mix the chocolate chips into the batter.

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Grease three non-stick donut pans*, then spoon or pipe the pumpkin batter in each mold about about 1-2 full.  Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown.  While the donuts are baking, mix together one of the following glazes.

Vanilla Glaze

  • 1 1/2 c. Confectioners Sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. Milk
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

Chocolate Glaze

  • 1 1/2 c. Confectioners Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. Milk
  • 2 Tbsp. Chocolate Syrup

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When the donuts are finished baking, remove from the oven and immediately dip each donut into the glaze, then place on a cooling rack (with waxed paper underneath to catch the drips).  These Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Donuts are best eaten right away or re-heated in the microwave for 5-8 seconds.  Makes about 15 – 18 donuts.


If you really like chocolate and pumpkin together, be sure to try my Chocolate Chip – Toffee Pumpkin Bars!

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