Sunday, November 20, 2011

Pumpkin Donut Holes Recipe

Today while going through my email I found this fun recipe courtesy of Mr. Food for pumpkin donut holes.  I'm not usually fond of frying my food, but I said "what the heck" one day won't kill me. My kids wanted a special treat and so did I.

Yields: 2 dozen
Cooking Time: 30 min
  • 2 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
    1. In a soup pot, heat oil over medium heat until hot.
    2. In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients except confectioners' sugar; mix well.
    3. Drop pumpkin batter by level tablespoonfuls into hot oil and fry 2 minutes or until golden, turning at least once. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining batter. Roll doughnut holes in confectioners' sugar; serve warm.

    I didn't have self rising flour, and made my own by adding 1 cup of flour with 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder and 1/4 tsp of salt.  I also was nervous after reading the reviews of these which stated they were bland, and not too sweet.  I went a little heavy on the pumpkin, adding a few tablespoons more and also with the sugar as well.  We (well lets says my daughter) also rolled the donut holes greatly in the confectioners' sugar as you can see.

    This is after they came out of the oil

    These turned out great, the recipe was super simple,  the kids loved 'em and I was pleased that I didn't waste my time, tee-hee!

    **disclosure:  recipe courtesy of, photos courtsey of ME!!


    1. interesting recipe…It got me thinking about my thanksgiving menu…lol..Thanks for the follow

    2. This sounds SO GREAT and if I weren't ready to BUST, I would make them right now! They WILL be made in this house tomorrow, so thank you!

    3. These look delicious Peggy.

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