Mini Buttermilk Pumpkin Pie Spice Donuts with Brown Butter Vanilla Glaze

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I have a confession to make, I’m not a huge fan of pumpkin. I feel like I’m the only one on the planet that feels this way. But honestly, I’m opening up more and more to it because I recently had pumpkin ravioli at a restaurant and fell in love. I’m going to try my hand at creating that recipe ASAP! As for these donuts…there is no pumpkin in them!

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But they do use McCormick® pumpkin pie spice! I love spice cakes so these are pretty much like them but in a mini donut version instead.

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I love these mini donut pans that I bought a couple of years ago. Spray them with baking spray before you get started.

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After cutting the butter into the flour mixture, add the wet ingredients.

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It will be lumpy but it will smell so good!

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It’s a little messy getting this batter into the mini donut pan.

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And there they are. Very simple to make and full of flavor. I love the glaze…the contrast of vanilla extract and brown butter! I need to find other stuff to put this glaze on!

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Mini Buttermilk Pumpkin Pie Spice Donuts with Brown Butter Vanilla Glaze Recipe

Yield: 30 mini donuts

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


baking spray

2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

1 Tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon McCormick® Pumpkin Pie Spice

3 Tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

1/4 cup sugar

2/3 cup buttermilk

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 tablespoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract

Brown Butter Vanilla Glaze

2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, browned

1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract

3 cups confectioner's sugar

1 cup milk


Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray mini donut pan with nonstick baking spray. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, add flour, baking powder, salt and pumpkin pie spice and mix together with a whisk. Add butter and using a fork or pastry cutter, cut butter into the flour mixture until there are pea sizes of butter mixed in with the flour. Add sugar and mix with a rubber spatula. Add buttermilk, egg and vanilla extract and carefully blend with rubber spatula. Batter may be lumpy.

Spoon about 1 Tablespoon of batter into each opening and spread using a spoon or your fingers. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Cover a baking rack with parchment paper and flip donut pans onto the baking racks.

Brown Butter Vanilla Glaze

While the donuts are baking, make the glaze. Mix glaze ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl with a fork or rubber spatula until smooth. Dip donuts in glaze while they are still warm and serve immediately.

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