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!

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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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.

Pumpkin Streusel donuts with glaze

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!

Fall baking starts with these Pumpkin Streusel Donuts. Baked, not fried!

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!


Yield: 6 donuts

Pumpkin Streusel Donuts

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

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



  • 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


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


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


    1. Preheat oven to 375 degree F. Spray donut pan 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!

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 438Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 266mgCarbohydrates: 78gFiber: 2gSugar: 50gProtein: 5g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Pumpkin Streusel Donuts: baked and delicious, the perfect fall breakfast!

Today’s recipe for Pumpkin Streusel Donuts was originally published on Shugary Sweets on November 13, 2015 and has been republished in August 2018.

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Posted on August 21, 2018

Comments & Reviews

  1. I loved these donuts! Next time I will have to double the recipe just like everyone else. It is nice to come across a donut recipe that doesn’t make 18 at a time cause sometime just 6 is perfect. I had a lot of streusel left over and I was being generous. For me I feel one recipe of the streusel would be just fine for 12 donuts but still double the glaze. This is definitely going in my Fall file for recipes I bake. Thanks!

  2. Just made these…great recipe! I like a lot of flavor and these do not disappoint! I read through some reviews before tackling this recipe and saw the one about this being too spicy…I did not find it to be too spicy but rather perfectly spiced! Too those that aren’t into a lot of spice I would halve the clove or omit it entirely bc it can be quite strong and the amount this recipe calls for is generous. 
    I essentially followed the recipe as it except that I doubled the vanilla extract (I watch Brunch at Bobby’s and he mentions often that whatever the recipe calls for, when it comes to vanilla extract, he doubles it). Also I have a mini donut pan at home so after referencing a few other recipes I decided on an oven temp of 350 and baked for 10 mins.
    Also I used coconut oil spray to grease the pan and it’s absolutely necessary…I accidentally forget to grease one batch and I had issues getting the donuts out. 
    Overall such a great recipe that I felt compelled to comment on it…easy to put together and an enjoyable process. Moist with flavor and texture and surprisingly not overly sweet! 

  3. I just made these. I don’t have a doughnut pan so I made long johns with the dough. OMG, the doughnut is amazing!!!! They won’t last long. Awesome recipe❤❤????????

  4. I used the basic recipe for pumpkin spice donuts today without the streusel and frosting, and did a light brush with a butter/bourbon mixture and dusted with cinnamon sugar.   What a nice recipe for a fall afternoon.  Thank you for the recipe Aimee!  

  5. Recipe is delicious! I tripled the recipe to make a large batch for the office. I got 24 out of triple batch of batter. Streusel was so good. I topped it all off with a brown sugar drizzled frosting. I like the brown sugar frosting from banana blondeies from Cookie and Cups website. They were a huge hit. Caution watch the timing mine were good at 12 minutes. 

  6. when is more recommended to eat the doughnuts, the day of or the day after? cause like carrot cake is recommended the day after so i was wondering 🙂

  7. hi! can i substitute all the spices in the doughnuts with pumpkin pie spice? whats better? and if so how much? thanks!

  8. 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.

  9. 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?

    1. 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.

  10. 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!

  11. 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. 

    1. Best comment ever 🙂 LOVE IT. Could be cause you totally complimented me, or because you just gave me permission to wear slippers out 🙂

  12. 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!!!

  13. 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.  😀

  14. 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!!

  15. 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!

  16. 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. 

    1. haha, this reminds me of the “leggings lady” Did you hear her rant on youtube, tv?? So funny. And yes, I can eat a donut (or dozen) every once in a while. You know, like every 24 hours, hahaha!!!

  17. 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!

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