Chocolate Chip Doughnuts

Baked Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Doughnuts are pefect for fall. This baked doughnut recipe is easy to make.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Baked DoughnutsWe spent the first part of Labor Day weekend at our friend’s house in South Dakota. On Saturday morning, the guys made everyone omelets. It is a fun tradition we have and a great way to spend a Saturday morning. Later in the day, we had a pool party and my friend’s mom made us some delicious homemade pizza. One pizza was meat lovers pizza, another was taco pizza and another was sauerkraut pizza! It was my first time trying sauerkraut and the pizza was delicious! We got home Sunday evening and I woke up Monday morning with an awful head cold. So, Labor Day was spent taking cold medicine and trying to feel better. After getting tired of reading magazines, I decided to make some Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Baked Doughnuts.

Canned PumpkinBoy, am I happy to have pumpkin desserts back! We had pumpkin bars at my friend’s house this weekend and I am really looking forward to the cooler autumn weather. My mother-in-law makes the best pumpkin chocolate chip muffins and I wanted to try out my new mini doughnut pan so I used that as my inspiration. Start by mixing the wet ingredients in a bowl: pumpkin, buttermilk, melted butter and an egg.

Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts RecipeSift the dry ingredients into the bowl and mix together.

How To Make Baked DoughnutsPipe the batter into the mini doughnut pan.

Baked Doughnuts RecipeBake for 6-7 minutes at 425 degrees.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip DonutBrush the doughnuts with melted butter.

Cinnamon Sugar Baked DoughnutsDip in a mixture of sugar, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Baked Mini DoughnutsYum! My friend’s son is sure that my daughter Vanessa takes the bites out of my desserts so that I can take pictures.

Pumpkin Doughnuts Recipe Cream Cheese FrostingAnother way to enjoy the pumpkin chocolate chip doughnuts is topped with cream cheese frosting.

Baked Pumpkin Chocolate Chip DoughnutsI asked my family which ones they like more. They said they were both delicious and couldn’t pick a favorite.

Baked Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Doughnuts Recipe
Serves: 60 mini doughnuts
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Doughnuts:
  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 8oz package cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Cinnamon Sugar Coating:
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • ¾ cups granulated sugar
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • Sprinkle of ground ginger
  • Sprinkle of nutmeg
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Doughnuts
  1. Mix together pumpkin, buttermilk, vanilla, melted butter and egg.
  2. Sift flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg into the wet ingredients.
  3. Stir wet and dry ingredients together.
  4. Mix in semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  5. Pipe batter into greased mini doughnut pans.
  6. Bake at 425 degrees for 6-7 minutes.
Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. With a mixer, cream together cream cheese and butter.
  2. Mix in the vanilla.
  3. Slowly add the confectioners’ sugar.
Cinnamon Sugar Coating:
  1. Mix together sugar, cinnamon, ground ginger and nutmeg.
  2. Brush melted butter onto the doughnuts.
  3. Coat with cinnamon and sugar mixture.

Here are a few more pumpkin desserts:

Pumpkin Cream Puffs     Pumpkin Nutella Swirl Bars     Pumpkin Spice Beignets

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  1. Susan Sands says

    These look do all of your pics..would love to try them..I only have a standard size donut pan..would you recommend any change on time and/or temp??

  2. says

    OK…I have never seen a doughnut pan before this post, & I now I totally want to get one right now! That is so cool! Your doughnuts looks delicious, too! Yum! 🙂

    • Tonia says

      I totally agree! For some reason it doesn’t really seem like it should go together but it sure does! Thanks Vanessa!

    • Tonia says

      Thanks Dani! I couldn’t find a donut pan at Target or Walmart and wasn’t sure where else to look. Then, when I was at Kohl’s one day, I spotted one! Thanks for stopping by.

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