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Easy Baked Pumpkin Donut Recipe

Baked Pumpkin Donuts Recipe

 

Easy Baked Pumpkin Donut Recipe

 

Happy Wednesday! Did you know that it’s also National Baked Pumpkin Donut Day???

Juuuuuuuuust kidding ????!

I looked. It doesn’t exist. And it should, because these donuts are very deserving of their own national holiday! I mean… if there’s a “Stay Home Because You are Well Day” and a “Chicken Soup for the Soul” day (yeah, those are real), then Baked Pumpkin Donut Day should definitely be happening.

Easy Baked Pumpkin Donut Recipe

In fact, let’s just declare today is National Baked Pumpkin Donut Day. Technically, it’s King Tut Day (????). But… I’m pretty sure I’d rather celebrate donuts. You?

usually prefer frying my homemade donuts. Like these copycat Krispy Kreme Donuts, or these Heavenly Hash Donuts, or these Apple Cider Donuts, or these Bacon Fried Chicken and Donuts… mmmmmmmm.

But I know a lot of you are pretty wary of frying stuff, and baking donuts seems to be generally more acceptable to everyone. So I’ve been working on trying more baked donut recipes that I can share with you guys. This Chocolate Baked Cake Donut, for starters, is insanely delicious. SO GOOD.

Easy Baked Pumpkin Donut Recipe

Today’s recipe marks another baked donut in the books, and you pumpkin crazies out there are going to love this one.

They are soft, soft, SOFT! And full of fragrant pumpkin spice. Also: super easy.

All you have to do is mix one cake mix (yellow or white) with one can of pumpkin puree and add a touch of pumpkin pie spice. Give ’em a dunk in cinnamon sugar, and you’re good to go!

These donuts are delicious when warm straight out of the oven (aren’t all donuts??), and they are best eaten on the day you bake them. This isn’t really a make-ahead kind of recipe, but they’re so easy to make so that’s not really a big deal.

Easy Baked Pumpkin Donut Recipe

This is the donut pan I used, it’s only about $7 on Amazon and you could have it in two days with Prime. But if you’re not looking to buy a new donut pan, you could always bake these in a muffin tin instead if you wanted.

Enjoy 🙂 And Happy National Baked Pumpkin Donut Day ????.

This is THE PERFECT no churn ice cream recipe. It's just two ingredients (like the other famous no churn recipe), but this one has a way better texture, and it's not overly sweet! It seriously tastes and feels JUST LIKE real ice cream.

A Better No Churn Ice Cream (and Frozen Yogurt) Recipe

This is THE PERFECT no churn ice cream recipe thanks to a secret ingredient. It’s just two ingredients (like the other famous no churn recipe), but this one has a way better texture, and it’s not overly sweet! It seriously tastes and feels JUST LIKE real ice cream.

This is THE PERFECT no churn ice cream recipe. It's just two ingredients (like the other famous no churn recipe), but this one has a way better texture, and it's not overly sweet! It seriously tastes and feels JUST LIKE real ice cream.

YOU GUYS!!

I am so so so so sososososoooooooooooooooooo crazy excited to share this recipe with you today.

Did I mention I’m pretty pumped?? I’m SO pumped.

Why? Because I FINALLY have a two-ingredient, no-churn (read no machine required!) homemade ice cream that really, truly, 1000% tastes like ice cream. Really!

This is THE PERFECT no churn ice cream recipe. It's just two ingredients (like the other famous no churn recipe), but this one has a way better texture, and it's not overly sweet! It seriously tastes and feels JUST LIKE real ice cream.

Have you ever made 2-ingredient, no churn ice cream like this? It’s fine. I mean, I liked it well enough when I thought that was all there was. That you couldn’t make anything better with just two ingredients and no ice cream machine. Back when I thought you had to settle for an overly-sweet-sort-of-weird-texture kind of ice cream. Back when that was all there was, it was good enough. It was maybe even kind of great.

But ohhhhhhhhhh, how wrong I was, my friends.

It turns out there is so much more to no-churn ice cream life than we thought there was!!

This is THE PERFECT no churn ice cream recipe. It's just two ingredients (like the other famous no churn recipe), but this one has a way better texture, and it's not overly sweet! It seriously tastes and feels JUST LIKE real ice cream.

Okay, so what were the problems with the old recipe? Primarily two things: 1) it was WAY too sweet. Especially if you used the Cool Whip shortcut (guilty). And 2) it had sort of a weird texture as it melted. Because it never really melted down to a liquid… it was more of a semi-solid. Which was weird.

How do we fix that?

Well, for starters, we need an ingredient that balances out the sweet from the sweetened condensed milk. And secondly, we probably don’t need to add another thick ingredient like whipped cream!

Enter the magical secret ingredient: SOUR CREAM.

The answer was there the whole time! So unassuming and subtle, just sitting there in the refrigerator waiting for us to notice. Waiting for us to realize that when sour cream mixes with sweetened condense milk and freezes…. BAM. Ice cream! And not just any ice cream– good ice cream.

Way good ice cream, you guys.

This is THE PERFECT no churn ice cream recipe. It's just two ingredients (like the other famous no churn recipe), but this one has a way better texture, and it's not overly sweet! It seriously tastes and feels JUST LIKE real ice cream.

Want to know what else is cool about this recipe?? You can actually substitute nonfat Greek yogurt in place of the sour cream. YES!!!! Isn’t that amazing?

Be forewarned, it does get ever-so-slightly (and I do mean only slightly) icier than the version with sour cream. But still– I think that’s totally worth it for an easy homemade frozen yogurt that does actually have some nutritionally redeeming qualities, amiright?!

So, what do you think? Is anyone else as excited about this revolutionary recipe as I am?? Because I’m literally still flipping out over this. I want to go make eleventy bajillion flavors of no churn right now. Imagine the possibilities now that easy homemade ice cream doesn’t suck! WOOT!

35 whopping grams of protein in this smoothie (with no powders), and it tastes like a milkshake!

Super Skinny Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Recipe

35 whopping grams of protein in this smoothie (with no powders), and it tastes like a milkshake!

35 whopping grams of protein in this smoothie (with no powders), and it tastes like a milkshake!

I’m going to be really honest with you… the weight loss thing isn’t really my strong suit in life. I haven’t quite cracked the code on that one.

Do I love Weight Watchers? You betcha.

I love to exercise too, believe it or not.

And I can whip up healthier versions of dessert recipes all day long (like Skinny Chocolate Donuts, Skinny Brownie Batter Dip, and Banana Pancakes). Or Cottage Cheese Breakfast Ideas.

But when it comes to actually dropping the pounds… not so much.

35 whopping grams of protein in this smoothie (with no powders), and it tastes like a milkshake!

However, I fully anticipate that I will one day eat my way through enough Halo Top Ice Cream to discover that it’s finally made me skinny.

At least that’s what I tell my husband every time I spend 5.99 on a pint ????.

Good man that he is, I never actually see him roll his eyes.

35 whopping grams of protein in this smoothie (with no powders), and it tastes like a milkshake!

Anyway. The point that I’m trying to make here is… I may not be very good at the actual losing of the weight. But I’m very, very good at breakfast on day one of a new diet. Ahem, er, “lifestyle change.” ????

Side note: how irritating is it that no one is allowed to “diet” anymore. The PC way to say diet these days is, “lifestyle change.” But… what if I just want to lose 30 pounds? Do I really have to change my mindset and my pantry for the rest of forever. Is that really totally necessary?? Is it???? *hysterics*

But back to breakfast on day one…

How about a ridiculously decadent smoothie WITH 35 FREAKING GRAMS OF PROTEIN that tastes like peanut butter cups? Works for me.

Enjoy!