Cinnamon Sugar Fried Pumpkin Donuts
Learn to make the perfect fried donuts with my two secret techniques and you never want to buy store-bought donuts again. These fried pumpkin donuts are always a perfect way to welcome fall and make a great treat for Halloween or Thanksgiving. With pumpkin spice in the dough and dusted with cinnamon sugar these are irresistible.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Proving time 2 hours
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 Donuts
For the donuts
- 120 ml Warm milk (110F)
- 1 1/2 tsp Instant dry yeast
- 3 tbsp Sugar
- 260 grams All-purpose flour
- 60 grams All-purpose flour for kneading
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Pumpkin Spice
- 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
- 15 grams Butter
- 1 Egg (large)
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 60 grams Pumpkin Puree
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon you can add more or less
Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients - Yeast mixture to flour mixture.
Combine well with a wooden spoon or use an electric mixer with paddle attachment.
When all the dry flour is incorporated - knead for 3 to 5 minutes
You can do this in the mixer or by hand on a floured surface using the extra flour for kneading.
Transfer to a floured surface and bring it all together.
The dough should be soft and elastic. Slightly sticky not too much
(as shown in the video)
Place dough in an oiled bowl
Wrap with plastic/cling wrap
Set in a warm place to prove for an hour or until double in volume.
Roll and cut donuts
After an hour the dough should have been doubled in volume
Transfer to a well-dusted work surface.
Gather into a ball and roll with a rolling pin dusted with flour as needed
Roll to about 1/4 inch thickness
Cut disc using a 3-inch cookie cutter
Use a 1/2 inch cookie cutter for the center hold.
Transfer the donuts on to a baking tray that has been lined with parchment paper and dusted with flour.
Gather the remaining dough in a ball.
Roll again using as little flour as possible until all the dough is used up
Prove the donuts.
Cover the baking tray with a clean kitchen cloth to prevent the donuts from drying
Place the donuts in the fridge for about 45 minutes to an hour to prove again.
They will rise and be cold but easier to handle when chilled.
Deep fry donuts.
Pour oil in a skillet or deep fryer, make sure you have enough oil so the donuts will be at least half immersed in oil when puffed.
You want the oil hot but not too hot - (see notes above)
Gently add the cold donuts to the oil - you can add two to three depending on the size of your skillet.
Let the donut cook 30 seconds then flip so it puffs the other side too.
Continue to cook gently turning as necessary until golden brown
Remove and drain on a paper hand towel for a minute
Dust with cinnamon sugar
Combine the cinnamon and sugar in a small tray or bowl
Drop the hot donut into the cinnamon sugar while still warm so it sticks to the donuts
If you wait too long the cinnamon sugar won't stick
You can brush cooled donuts with melted butter then dust with cinnamon sugar.
Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 16.6% | Vitamin C: 0.4% | Calcium: 1% | Iron: 6.8%