Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Baked Pecan Pumpkin Doughnuts with Cinnamon Ganache Frosting


2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon cloves
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 tablespoons butter, softened
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 tablespoons milk
1 cup pumpkin purée
1/2 cup chopped pecans (Optional)

Glaze
For the Glaze:
1/4 cup butter
3 ounces white chocolate
1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
4-5 tablespoons water

Mixture of cinnamon & sugar
Optional: chopped pecans

For Glaze:  In a microwave safe bowl, add white chocolate and butter till melted. Mix in sugar and water, stir mixing just till blended, add more water if too thick. Dip donuts in ganache and sprinkle with  cinnamon and sugar. Makes 12.

Donuts:
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and grease two doughnut pans. In a medium bowl, blend together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices.In another medium bowl, beat together the brown sugar and butter. Beat in the eggs one at a time, and then the vanilla extract, milk, and pumpkin puree. Slowly beat the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients just until combined. Fill doughnut pan 3/4 full with batter. Bake until the doughnuts spring back when touched. Remove from the pan and cool completely.

Dip the donuts into the ganache. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.

Here are more donut recipe you may like just click on the links below:

Baked Vanilla Donuts

Dark Baked Chocolate Donuts

Corn Fritters (Fried)

Italian  Fried Apple Fritters

Also a Big Thank You to Claudia @ Journey of an Italian Cook for sending me a authentic cookbook from Italy, I was the winner of her giveaway and so excited.. it's a great book with different Regions of wonderful recipes to try! 
Please visit her blog below! A great adventure she shares from her Italy trip with awesome photo's!
thanks Claudia!   Journey of and Italian Cook Blog... I love the book!

24 comments:

Federica said...

OMG! Can I have one for breakfast :)? It's gorgeous dear. Bye, have a great day

Belinda @zomppa said...

Well, if this isn't a good morning, I'm not sure what it is!

Colie's Kitchen said...

Holy cow those look amazing!!!

Dzoli said...

I made donuts today.pitty I did not see this yummy frosting before:))

Su said...

Ohhhh.... I wish I had one (or 2 or 3) of those right here! Just wonderfull

Blackswan said...

Looks like we're all in a Pumpkin mood :)

Becky said...

I want some of these with my coffee now! Alas, I don't have a donut pan, so I'll just have to drool over your delicious donuts.

bellini said...

These sound wonderful and I love that the doughnuts as baked since I do have a deep fat fryer.

Catherine said...

Dear Claudia, Congrats! on winning the the cookbook I am sure there will be many delicious recipes to enjoy. As for the donuts, well, they would be great with a good cup of coffee! What a beautiful time of year with all of these wonderful pumpkin recipes. Blessings for a beautiful day. Catherine xo

Curt said...

Wow, most of my favorite ingredients all in one donut. And it's baked. How delicious and healthy!

Claudia said...

The donuts are autumn scrumptious. I have everything on hand except white chocolate. You are a temptress - these are worth the calories. Thanks for the shout-out, Claudia. You are such a generous blogger.

Lyndsey said...

These just look too good! They wouldn't last long at our house!

Suzanne said...

Oh Claudia these donuts look so good, I love donuts! I like the the white chocolate ganache with the cinnamon on top :)

Kathleen said...

These look really delish! Perfect for fall!!!

Reeni said...

These are two sides of heaven Claudia! So yummy!

FOODESSA said...

One more reminder to self...get a donut pan...especially when I can't wait to try a baked and healthier version of this yummy treat ;o)

Congrats on your winning of that book which I was secretly hoping to win as well. LOL
Enjoy...and share a few of its recipes with us and all will be forgotten ;))

Ciao for now,
Claudia

Lizzy said...

Oh, these look amazing, Claudia! The icing with white chocolate is perfect with pumpkin...YUM!

Drick said...

pecans, optional, really? and cinnamon ganache.. OMG, you are killing me here, this is just a taste sensation, never would have thought of pumpkin pecan donuts but then, I don't get out much....

Vicki Bensinger said...

Don't these look great. I'm telling you I'm going to put on weight just viewing all the incredible recipes this month that everyone is sharing.

I love donuts. I just wish i could eat more of them.

motherrimmy said...

I have yet to attempt making donuts. Mostly because I didn't want to mess with frying them. I'm going to get a doughnut pan so I can make these for Thanksgiving morning. Wonderful!

easyfoodsmith said...

Yum! These look amazing & delicious!

Tina said...

This is a wonderful recipe for the holidays and another reason why I need to get a donut pan. Love the flavors here-delicious.

Gera@SweetsFoodsBlog said...

I can't believe these sweeties. Those donuts are pure bliss, ganache frosted :)

Cheers,

Gera

Trish said...

These look so good --- I need to get a donut pan so I can make them.