Pumpkin Streusel Donuts

Bake (yes bake!) up a batch of these Pumpkin Streusel Donuts today! All the delicious flavors of fall in one breakfast treat!

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This easy fall recipe for Pumpkin Streusel Donuts results in a delicious, moist donut! Topped with a brown sugar crumble and cinnamon glaze, you've got to try them!

Do you ever wonder what people say about you when you’re not around?

I don’t. You know why? Because I’m over 40. I think that’s part of getting older. You stop caring what people think. That’s why old men wear black knee socks with white gym shoes.

I happened to run out to the store the other day, and once again it happened to me. I found myself wearing slippers. Of course, it didn’t happen until I was halfway through the store. Granted they are moccasins, so I can kinda get away with it (they weren’t fluffy bunny slippers).

But still. Seriously. This is why cold weather is a killer. I wear slippers all day in the house and leave without giving it a second thought.

This easy fall recipe for Pumpkin Streusel Donuts results in a delicious, moist donut! Topped with a brown sugar crumble and cinnamon glaze, you've got to try them!

It’s a good thing when I returned from my embarrassing shopping trip I had a batch of these delicious Pumpkin Streusel Donuts waiting for me on the counter. I immediately brewed myself some coffee, kicked up my feet (slippers and all) and took time to relax.

Okay, we all know that didn’t actually happen (the relaxing part)….what really happened was more like “in an effort to not think about what just happened I shoved a donut in my mouth as fast as possible, washing it down with some cold coffee that was on my counter top.” This my friends is called, keeping it real.

In all seriousness though, you guys need to try making these. I used my favorite donut pan (THIS ONE) and went to work. The recipe only makes 6 donuts, so it’s super easy and you’ll have them ready in 30 minutes. ENJOY!

This easy fall recipe for Pumpkin Streusel Donuts results in a delicious, moist donut! Topped with a brown sugar crumble and cinnamon glaze, you've got to try them!

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Pumpkin Streusel Donuts

Yield: 6 donuts

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 13-15 minutes


For the donuts:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon

For the streusel:

  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted

For the glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degree F. Spray donut pan (I use this one) with baking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine butter and sugar until creamy. Add in egg and vanilla, beat until combined.
  3. Blend in pumpkin puree. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices. Beat until well combined. Batter will be very thick. Spoon into a large plastic resealable bag. Snip off the corner and pipe into donut pans, filling them about 1/2 full.
  4. In a small bowl, combine streusel ingredients with a fork. Sprinkle generously over pumpkin batter. Press streusel gently to the top of batter (it will fill the donut cavity completely at this point).
  5. Bake in 375 degree oven for about 13-15 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and cool in pan for about 5 minutes, then remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.
  7. Once cooled, whisk together the glaze ingredients until smooth. Drizzle over cooled donuts. Allow to set about 5 minutes and enjoy!

Here are some more delicious donut recipes:


Neapolitan Donuts: chocolate baked donuts with a strawberry glaze and white chocolate drizzle. OMG!


Baked Chocolate Donuts: a classic baked chocolate cake donut with a smooth, rich, decadent chocolate glaze!


Eggnog Donuts: a classic Christmas morning treat!

If you love today’s Pumpkin Donut recipe, you may also enjoy these donuts from my friends:

This easy fall recipe for Pumpkin Streusel Donuts results in a delicious, moist donut! Topped with a brown sugar crumble and cinnamon glaze, you've got to try them!

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29 comments on “Pumpkin Streusel Donuts”

  1. Mir

    These look incredible. I want them now, if not sooner.
    The slippers thing is totally cool. That’s why I Ugg it up, because they’re basically warm slipper booties that are socially acceptable to wear everywhere. But moccasins are, too. It just means you were toasty and comfy at the store!

  2. These donuts look fanatic! And I couldn’t agree more, the older you get, the more you’re like, eh, who cares. Okay, not to the extent of me wearing leggings in public because I’ll leave those to the 3-year-olds who actually look good in them. But I’m more relaxed with myself. I don’t need to be 106 pounds anymore and size 2. I’m good with who I am and eating yummy donuts sometimes. 

  3. Wait. What? Moccasins aren’t shoes? Don’t tell me that 😉 Wish I had a donut to go with my coffee this morning. That streusel… oh my!

  4. Donuts are my favorite food on the planet, and pumpkin is also definitely a favorite thing, so I love even more when fave things get put together!! The streusel really sends them over the top!!

  5. WOW! These donuts look SO good!! Definitely need to give these a try!

  6. Let’s re-frame this story: Amy knew she wanted to kick her feet up when she got home from the grocery store. In a genius, time saving move, she wore her moccasins to the store so she wouldn’t have to waste a moment by changing footwear. 

    Oh, and then she made mouthwatering crumble-top donuts for all her internet buddies.  😀

  7. annie

    Also, I just realized I misspelled your name and now I feel like a jerk. Sorry!

  8. The streusel topping! Now THAT is my kinda donut!!

  9. Would it be bad if I ate the entire batch since it’s just 6 donuts?  Love these!!!  All that streusel is calling my name!  And yes, I’m totally laughing at the thought of you leaving the house in slippers…even if they look like shoes!!!  LOL!!!

  10. I need to make donuts asap these look so good my mouth was watering just looking at them!! 


  11. Teri Giese

    When I first began reading your blog today, no kidding, was going to say that those ugly Uggboots are glorified slippers!! Here in Arizona people run around in PJ bottoms. No one ever blinks an eye! What poops if notice shoes. In a grocery store. You know are eyeing you up and down due to your beauty, fashion sense and overall charismatic appeal! 😉😄I have an adorable pair of “fake”uggs.Pink,sparkly type.pom teams and dancers wear. Am 54!Are comfy and cute! Will wear anywear. 

  12. Where is the recipe for these incredible looking donuts?

  13. this is a new way to make donuts with pumpkin

  14. Because I am a grown ass woman that’s why. You are the BEST!

  15. Diana

    These pumpkin streusel donuts are amazing!  I had to double to recipe because I have two baked donuts pans.  How unfortunate!  They were so easy and tasted even better the second day.  Can’t wait to make the chocolate peppermint ones.  Keep them coming!

  16. Mel

    Is it possible to make these without a doughnut pan?  Just thought I’d check to see if you knew…:)  Thanks!

  17. Tricia

    Is it possible to get the nutritional information for this ???

  18. Don

    Eww! This recipe has 1/3 cup of sugar per donut… Maybe you should rename the post to “Diabetes in a Donut!”

    • Barbara Anderson

      No, not quite! You don’t use all the streusel mix on them. You can also cut out the icing if you want. 1/2 cup sugar for 6 donuts isn’t bad at all.

  19. Jenn

    Okay this will probably sound like a stupid question to someone skilled in the kitchen, but I’m more of a follow provided directions type of cook. I made this today, doubled the recipe to get enough to divide evenly among 4 people with no he ate more fights. Love the streusel, love the glaze but the donut part itself tasted a little, I don’t know exactly how to describe it best, I get spicy is the best word, for my family’s taste. I wanted to try it again with less of whatever causes that spicy taste. Do you know which of the listed spices causes that and can you suggest how much I should reduce it so as not to ruin the recipe but to better suit my own family’s personal tastes?

  20. Barbara Anderson

    I made these with gluten free flour and found them incredibly thick and difficult to get into the donut pan. I sold out at the farmers’ market so people did love them. Thinking of putting a small amt of milk in the batter to loosen it up a bit.

  21. Kristen Tucker

    Yummmmy! I have made these multiple times and my whole family loves them! Great recipe and instructions!

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