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Baked pumpkin donuts with browned butter glaze! These easy donuts are full of pumpkin and topped with an amazing glaze!

Browned Butter Pumpkin Donuts

I have a deep and abiding love for baked donuts and I think you will too after trying these pumpkin donuts!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword autumn recipes, easy donut recipes, easy pumpkin recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 donuts
Calories 317kcal


For the donuts:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

For the glaze:

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk or cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a donut pan with non-stick spray.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk. Mix to combine.
  • Add the pumpkin, egg, milk, and oil to the bowl and beat until well combined.
  • Spoon mixture into the donut pan and bake for 8-10 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.
  • While the donuts are cooling in the pan, melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Whisk constantly and continue cooking until golden, about 8 minutes.
  • Pour the butter into a small bowl and whisk in the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla until smooth.
  • Dip the donut tops (slightly warm or cool) in the glaze and enjoy.


Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 140mg | Potassium: 126mg | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 690IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1.3mg