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Espresso Glazed Pumpkin Spice Donuts

Espresso Glazed Pumpkin Spice Donuts

Light, fluffy, and moist these Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts make a perfect fall breakfast, office snack or even a non-traditional Thanksgiving dessert. The sweet Espresso Glaze takes this seasonal pumpkin donut to the next level! 

Course Breakfast, brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword baked pumpkin donuts, donuts with espresso glaze, pumpkin spice donuts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 18 small donuts
Calories 116 kcal
Author Mahy


For the Donuts:

  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves (optional)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt (low fat or fat free is ok)
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 egg

For the Glaze:

  • 1 cup of confectioners sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of strong espresso (more or less adjusted to the thickness of glaze you prefer)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the remaining ingredients and whisk them until well blended.
  4. Using a spatula, fold the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until all blended.
  5. Place the batter into a piping bag and snip off the tip, then fill up the donut pan about 3/4th of the way.
  6. Bake the donuts for about 18-20 minutes (depending on your oven).
  7. In the meantime, make the glaze by whisking up the confectioner sugar and espresso until smooth. At this point, you can add more or less of the espresso to control the thickness of the glaze.
  8. When the donuts are done, let them cool down for 5 minutes before removing them from the pan.
  9. Dip each side of the donut in the glaze and flip it on a rack glazed side up, letting the excess glaze drip.

Recipe Notes

  • Skip the Espresso Glaze for a healthier, less sweet Baked Pumpkin Spice Donut.
  • If you don’t have a donut pan, you can bake the donut batter spread thinly on a baking sheet (lined with parchment) and simply cut out pumpkin spice donuts using cookie cutters. 
  • This recipe makes perfect pumpkin muffins, mini pumpkin muffins too!
Nutrition Facts
Espresso Glazed Pumpkin Spice Donuts
Amount Per Serving (1 donut)
Calories 116 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 46mg2%
Potassium 101mg3%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 2210IU44%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.