giving thanks & pumpkin donuts


happy almost thanksgiving! i hope that you are not long to your destination, and that "home for the holiday" is in your future. it's fun to think of the many homes all over america, filled with the aromas of baking pies and sweet potato casseroles. doors opening and loved ones arriving, fires going and welcomes to be had.

on the chance that your thoughts have been focused on dinner tomorrow and nothing else, i have a breakfast idea to share with you. (and, i have to squeeze in the last of my pumpkiny recipes before things around here turn to christmas!)

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i present, baked pumpkin donuts:
(adapted from here)


1/4 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup milk

2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda

preheat oven to 375 degrees.

in a large bowl, beat together butter and brown sugar until well blended. add eggs, pumpkin, and milk.

in a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and baking soda.

add dry ingredients to wet, and beat with an electric mixer on low speed until mixed. spoon the mixture into a ziploc bag and snip the corner. pipe into greased donut pan (or make 3" circles onto a well-greased baking sheet).

bake for 12-15 minutes, or just until golden (and a cake tester comes out clean).

cool on a rack, and dust with powdered sugar. pair with a mug of coffee if you like. and then tie on your apron and get cookingโ€ฆ it's thanksgiving after all!


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here's to a blessed day for you and your loved ones.
happy thanksgiving.