Pumpkin Spiced Donuts

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For the past couple weeks, my twitter and email is flooded with Fall recipes with apples, pumpkins and everyone is already mesmerized with Fall weather..
 

But if you are from Dallas, its a different story...oh-Fall-is-here-mesmerized-moment is pretty rare..actually the only time I feel like its Fall is when I walk into a grocery store (besides the aforementioned email/twitter flood) where I see pumpkins of different sizes, squashes, and a whole aisle dedicated to Halloween decorations!

...today god-knows-why, there is a drastic thirty degree drop, chilly and windy all day- made it feel like Fall is on its way here..maybe, hopefully, but I don't trust Dallas weather that easily!

 
while you are at the grocery store- grab a pumpkin pie spice jar or make that two- it will comes pretty handy! OR make your own from Joy the Baker.

Image: McCormick

 

its just something cute about donut pans that I wanted to start off my Fall baking with it plus I haven't used them since I made my first ever baked donuts..

 
...since pumpkin is the universal symbol of Fall, I wanted to honor that by making pumpkin donuts with different glaze..  I got my recipe from USMasala..its a simple recipe with basic pantry ingredients and the best thing about it is you only need one big bowl to mix everything.. I used 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice instead of individual spices listed in the original recipe.. For the second batch of batter, I let it sit in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes and it seemed like the donuts rose little bit more- which i liked compared to the first batch..it could be purely coincidental...this recipe is spot on in terms of both taste and texture.

 mix granulated white sugar + cinnamon in a ziplock bag, put the donut while still warm inside the bag and shake for 30 seconds

 

 

I loved the cinnamon-sugar coated donuts the best, everything about it was screaming Fall, there is nothing more comforting than warm, pumpkin spiced donuts with cinnamon sugar on this chilly Saturday!
 
 okay, maybe some pumpkin spiced latte..but I will save that for later!