Recently I was immediately smitten with these Maple Pumpkin Donuts created by the brilliant Not Quite Nigella.
So much so I went straight out and bought a donut baking tin!
Its a great simple recipe that results in a fluffy delicious, basically guilt free, donut.
Two bowls - one with oil, eggs, brown sugar, maple syrup and pumpkin puree.
I actually did not have enough oil so used half natural yoghurt.
Mix together then add your second bowl of flour (I used whole spelt), baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Carefully add to your donut tin and bake.
I tipped them straight out of the tin, coated in cinnamon sugar and ate them hot.
They were delicious, everything I wanted them to be - a pumpkin pie donut!
The kids looooved them too.
I have also made a banana version, using the same recipe but substituting pumpkin puree for mashed banana.
It was so good that I made it again but with a salted caramel filling....
They were delicious, the caramel added a whole other level of deliciousness.
I do recommend you bake them yourself :) check out Not Quite Nigella's recipe.