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A plate of three baked pumpkin streusel donuts.

Pumpkin Streusel Donuts

This baked pumpkin streusel donut recipe will put you in an autumnal mood immediately.

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword pumpkin streusel donuts
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 53 minutes
Servings 12 Donuts


Pumpkin Donut Batter

  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 can pumpkin such as One Pie or Libby's
  • 3 Lg eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Streusel Topping

  • 5 Tbsp cold butter
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon


  • 1 Tbsp butter melted
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees and grease donut pans.

  2. In a Kitchen Aid mixer, beat butter and sugar on medium speed. Once incorporated, add in the pumpkin and eggs and mix on medium speed until all ingredients are combined.

  3. In a separate large mixing bowl, add dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ground ginger, ground nutmeg, and salt. Whisk together until combined (about 30 seconds.)

  4. Next, pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and beat in the Kitchen Aid mixer on medium speed until everything is incorporated. The batter will look smooth but thick and will be a light orange color.

    Transfer the batter to the donut pans using a spoon or cookie dough scoop. You can then smooth the batter out for each donut using a frosting spatula. Put aside.

  5. In a medium bowl, use a fork and your hands to combine the streusel ingredients: cold butter, flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon.

    Using a spoon, gently shake the streusel onto each donut until all parts are covered.

  6. Place the donut pans in the middle racks of your oven and bake for 15-19 minutes.

    Remove pans from the oven and let cool.

  7. In a small mixing bowl, melt 1 tbsp of butter (about 10-15 seconds in the microwave.) Remove and add the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract. Whisk together all ingredients.

  8. Using a butter knife, slowly loosen the donuts from the pans and move them onto a plate. Take the bowl that the icing is in and pop it in the microwave for about 7-10 seconds (to get it gooey), then stir it with a spoon. Using that same spoon, scoop up small amount of the icing and drip it back and forth over the tops of the donuts.

  9. Serve and enjoy!