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
- In a soup pot, heat oil over medium heat until hot.
- In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients except confectioners' sugar; mix well.
- 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 MrFood.com, photos courtsey of ME!!