Mini pumpkin donuts with chocolate glaze

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Another pumpkin recipe I made this weekend were these mini pumpkin donuts using my mini donut pan*. I tried making mini pumpkin doughnuts last year but found the recipe I used slightly too dense and wet. So I played around with my favorite mini donut recipe, and tried to incorporate pumpkin into the batter.
close-up photo of a plate of mini donuts on a plate
These tasted quite yummy though the pumpkin taste is a little faint. I was afraid to add too much pumpkin puree to the batter though.  I loved how orange they came out, which contrasts well with the chocolate ganache frosting.
Mini pumpkin donuts with chocolate glaze
These little morsels were pretty irresistible. I couldn’t stop eating them!

I think these would make a good Halloween treat too.
photo of chocolate glazed mini donuts on a plate with small pumpkins in the background

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Mini Pumpkin Doughnuts with Chocolate Ganache

Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 mini donuts

These cute mini donuts are made with pumpkin and glazed with a rich chocolate ganache.


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking power
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup fat free milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree

For the Chocolate Ganache

  • 4 oz bittersweet chocolate chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease mini donut pans with pam spray.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar and egg until combined. Add in flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix until combined. Mix in pumpkin puree, vegetable oil, milk and vanilla extract.
  3. Spoon in batter to donut pan about 3/4 full. Or place batter in piping bag and pipe into the donut pan. Bake for 10-12 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let donuts cool before coating with chocolate ganache.

  4. While donuts are cooling make the ganache. Heat heavy cream in a small pot. Once it begins to boil, remove from the stove. Pour heavy cream into bowl of chopped chocolate. Stir and mix until chocolate is completely melted.

  5. Let ganache cool for a few minutes before dipping the tops of the donuts in chocolate ganache


Recipe adapted from Stylish Cuisine

Nutrition Facts
Mini Pumpkin Doughnuts with Chocolate Ganache
Amount Per Serving (1 mini donut)
Calories 123 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 32mg1%
Potassium 101mg3%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 890IU18%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 0.8mg4%
Net Carbs 15g30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

6 comments on “Mini pumpkin donuts with chocolate glaze”

  1. These look great! I just got the mini doughnut pan- perfect timing!

  2. Yum! These look spectacular. I need to get me a doughnut pan.

  3. I just made these and they are divine! I made a Maple Cinnamon Penuche to top them with instead of the ganache! They tasted so good!

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