Well, Thanksgiving is almost here and I have surrounded myself with all things pumpkin. I love me some pumpkin!!! I found several recipes for Pumpkin Doughnut Muffins, but some called for crazy ingredients that I would never be able to find at your normal grocery store. Others were full of shortening and stuff I knew I didn't want to put into my body - I've lost 25 pounds now, so I am more cautious about the ingredients I use. So, I combined a few recipes, made a few adjustments of my own and this is what I came up with.
CINNAMON SUGAR PUMPKIN DOUGHNUT BITES
1 Cup all purpose flour
2 Teaspoons baking powder
1/2 Teaspoon salt
1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/3 Cup Organic Coconut Oil
1/2 Cup light brown sugar
1 Large egg
1 Teaspoon vanilla
3/4 Cup canned pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
1/2 Cup milk (I used skim)
COATING:3 Tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. In a separate bowl, whisk together the oil, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, pumpkin puree and milk until smooth. Add the dry ingredients and mix just until combined.
Spray a 24 cup mini muffin tin with non-stick spray and scoop 1 oz. of batter into each cup. I used a 1 oz. scoop for even distribution. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for approximately 12 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
While the donuts are baking, prepare one bowl with the melted butter and a Ziploc bag of the cinnamon sugar mixture. Remove the donuts from the oven and allow to cool just enough to handle. I used a pastry brush to brush the donuts with butter and then drop in the bag of cinnamon and sugar and give a good shake. Take them out and let them cool completely. Try not to eat all of them.
P.S. I am thankful for Jesus, my Hubby and 4 sweet kiddos, the best parents and family ever, Beachbody (which has helped me lose 25 pounds and 23.5 inches) AND two jobs (school and Beachbody) that I absolutely love.
What are you thankful for? I hope you have an amazing Thanksgiving with your families!!