I don’t know about you, but when I think of the holidays, I think of a tribe of people coming to my house and eating all that is in sight. Yes, I have a big family and we like to eat, especially when we are celebrating.
Recently I traveled to Bentonville, Arkansas as part of the Walmart Moms program that I am proudly a part of. At a certain point in the trip we had a holiday dinner, where everything from appetizers, main course, sides and desserts were served. It definitely got me thinking what I wanted to do for the holidays. For me, Thanksgiving through New Years Day is all one big time to be with the people you love most, and pour over food. I appreciate that Walmart displayed different ways to keep the holiday season festive, and I’m sure I will be exploring more of that in the food department as we get closer to Christmas, but the one thing I craved to see was donuts, and it was missing. Considering that donuts are basically the new cupcake… as far as trends go. I thought wouldn’t it be divine to walk into a house during this holiday season and see a pile of donuts waiting for you to bite into one? I’m testing this theory starting now, I stockpiled my supplies from Walmart and baked my first batch of donuts yesterday. I figured I might as well go with the season, so I made glazed pumpkin donuts. Baked not fried….. but just as delicious. The baking adds to a certain cake-like texture with a nice moistness that helps keep the donuts irresistible for a few days…. if they last that long.
Ingredients for glazed pumpkin donuts:
- 3 – eggs
- 1/2 -cup vegetable oil
- 15 – onces pumpkin puree (1 1/2 cups)
- 1 1/2 – cups sugar
- 2 – teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 1 – teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 – teaspoons baking powder
- 2 – cups flour
- For the glaze: 1 1/2 – cups powdered sugar
- 4 – tablespoons milk
- 2 – teaspoons vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Spray a donut pan with a non-stick baking spray. Set to the side.
- In a mixer add eggs, vegetable oil, pumpkin puree, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and baking powder. Mix to combine.
- Add in the flour and mix to combine.
- Fill the donut pans 3/4 full.
- With the back of a spoon smooth out the top.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- Allow to cool in pan in 5 minutes before removing them.
- Allow to cool until warm on a cooling rack. In the meantime make more.
- Make the glaze: Whisk the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla together. Then dip each donut into the glaze.
- Place on cooling rack for 30 minutes, then dip donut into glaze for a second time, place back on cooling rack at least an hour for glaze to set.