Baked Pumpkin-Pecan Donuts
If you are always on the look-out for new ways to bake with pumpkin, you need to try these cute and sweet mini donuts. Be sure to purchase canned pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling – there is a big difference. Canned pumpkin is simply pureed pumpkin with nothing added; you get to add and adjust the sweeteners and spices. Pumpkin pie filling, however, is pre-sweetened and flavored with spices such as cinnamon, clove, allspice, and ginger. This recipe uses canned pumpkin, and you get to add the sugar and fresh spices. Your kitchen will smell wonderful as these little treats are baking in the oven. Have the maple syrup and pecan glaze ready for dipping as soon as the donuts have cooled. Toasting pecans is an easy and simple way to add more flavor to your dish. You can even toast a large amount and freeze them, for up to 2 years, and then you simply pull out the amount you need for your recipe.