Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Donuts
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12 donuts or 15 muffins
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1½ cups pure pumpkin purée (not pie purée)
  • 1½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (or 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon plus ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg and ¼ teaspoon ground ginger)
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 1½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1¾ cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Confectioners sugar, sprinkled (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons cinnamon-sugar mixture (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease two standard donut pans. If you don't have a donut pan, you can make these into muffins. See notes below.
  2. With a wire whisk, mix all ingredients minus the chocolate chips.
  3. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Pour into prepared donut pans about ¾ full and bake for 15-20 minutes or until springy to touch.
  5. Let cool for 5 minutes, loosen their edges, and turn out onto a wire rack to cool. Sprinkle with powdered sugar or with a cinnamon-sugar mixture
  6. Don't wrap leftover donuts in plastic or they'll become soggy. Either place on a plate and top with a cake cover, or place in a plastic baggy leaving the bag unfastened.
For Muffins: If you don't have a donut pan, you can make these in a standard-size muffin tin. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffin comes out clean.
Recipe by TGIF - This Grandma is Fun at https://www.thisgrandmaisfun.com/pumpkin-chocolate-chip-cake-donuts/