Maybe it’s just me, but Pumpkin Doodles rolls easier off the tongue. These babies are everywhere, everyone is on the pumpkin bandwagon and I’m no exception. Pumpkin, and more importantly the flavours our culture pairs with it, are wicked awesome.
These are the closest thing to a ‘real’ doughnut (donut) to come out of my kitchen. I made them for the first time last year and didn’t blog them because, well, none made it to the photo shoot… they are that good and very addictive. They are so soft and spicy on the inside and the cinnamon sugar coating they are rolled in gives them that slight crunch that would make you swear that they just came out of the deep fryer.
Pumpkin Doodles – inspired by a recipe at Two Peas & Their Pod
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and levelled, as always)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
- 1 egg, large
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup pumpkin puree, canned or your own (not pie filling)
- 1/2 cup milk
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and spices and whisk together. In another smaller bowl, whisk together the oil, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, pumpkin and milk. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until just mixed together. Lumps are okay, just make sure there are no clumps of dry ingredients hanging around. Spoon the thick batter equally into 24 mini-muffin tins which have been greased or sprayed with oil. Bake the doodles in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10-15 minutes. I baked mine on convection and they took 12 minutes.
While the doodles are baking, melt 1/2 cup of unsalted butter in a bowl and in another bowl mix together 2/3 cups white sugar and 2 tbsp ground cinnamon.
When the doodles are baked, remove them from the pans, give them a minute or two to cool and then dip each one in the melted butter and then roll them around in the cinnamon sugar. Place the finished doodles on a cooling rack to cool some more before devouring them all.
I need more doodles.