Donuts can be sugary sweet and sometimes fall under the category of a dessert rather than a breakfast item. Try these baked pumpkin donuts that you can easily make the dough in a blender. And if you want to pump up these bad boys, top them with some maple cream cheese icing – it’s delicious, I promise you!

November 8th. A day that will finally bring an end to what seems like the longest election ever. Regardless of where you stand, ‘donut’ forget to vote today!

I won’t even get into the ugly details of moving and becoming a new resident in a new state during the final weeks of voters registration. It’s not fun and it normally doesn’t work out in your favor – or my favor, to be exact. So instead I’m going to share with you a delicious little breakfast item that you can take with you to your polling place this morning. Or you can just save this recipe as a little treat for the weekend.

Making donuts in the blender is a lifesaver to me. It leaves me with little cleanup and I always keep my blender within arms reach. Plus when it comes to donuts, the dough is usually pretty thick and I know I could probably use the arm workout but I’d rather put my blender to work for me. So next time you are making a donut recipe like these pumpkin baked donuts or my cinnamon roll donuts, pull out your blender and give it a whirl.

Blender Pumpkin Baked Donuts

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes
Yield: 9 donuts

Ingredients

  • 1 large Banana, very ripe
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1/2 cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 1/4 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups Kodiak Power Cake Mix
  • 2 teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • pinch salt

Cooking Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a blender of your choice, blend together all ingredients (mixture will be thick).
  3. Use a spatula, scrape the dough out of blender and place into a piping bag or zip-top plastic bag for piping.
  4. Grease donut pan and pipe dough until about 3/4 of the way full. If using a zip-top plastic bag, cut the tip of one of the bottom corners to use as a piping bag.
  5. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. *Optional: Allow to cool completely before dipping in icing.

Maple Cream Cheese Icing

Ingredients

  • 8-ounce Cream Cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons Milk, or Water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Pure Maple Syrup

Cooking Directions

  1. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, whip cream cheese until smooth.
  2. Mix in powdered sugar, milk, and maple syrup.
  3. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.Don’t discard any remainder maple cream cheese icing. It would come in handy over some waffles – I have a recipe coming at you next week. And if you are not a donut fan, you could always try my mini pumpkin protein muffins!