There is something so special about Pumpkin season. We act like we’ve never had pumpkin before and that we’ll never have it again once the season ends so we soak it all in and get as much of it as we can. I’m not complaining and I am absolutely one of these people. Seasonal flavors are so special and deserve the hype. Even if that means waiting 15 minutes in the drive through at Starbucks for a pumpkin spice late…maybe.
If you want to skip out on decorating these donuts and instead just coat them in the uncolored vanilla glaze you can absolutely do that. Decorating them can add such a fun twist and turn these delicious Pumpkin Donuts into a fun, spooky, and festive Halloween treat.
The texture of these donuts are fluffy and cakey. The flavor of the donut pairs so wonderfully with the vanilla glaze. The donut itself is perfectly spiced, has just the right amount of earthy pumpkin flavor balanced out with the rich and deep flavor of the brown sugar. And because these donuts are baked, not fried, they make for a bit of a healthier option.
Decorating Halloween Pumpkin Donuts
As I mentioned before, you can skip out on the decorating portion of this recipe and instead just dip the donuts in the glaze BUT…let’s be real, they look so cute and festive decorated. For piping, I use these tipless piping bags that I purchase from Amazon. You can find them here. They make decorating super easy, and there’s no metal piping tip required.
I also use Americolor Food Gel. This is my absolute favorite brand of food dye and only requires a small amount to achieve beautiful, vivid colors. With a little bit of this dye going a long way, it also does not effect the flavor of the icing. WIN, WIN.
I hope that you all enjoy this recipe as much as I do. As always, if you recreate any of my recipes, please tag me on social media. Nothing makes me happier than to see you all enjoying my recipes and sharing them with loved ones.Yum