Pumpkin doughnut holes are super easy to make and the perfect fall dessert-ready in less than 30 minutes!

Pumpkin Doughnut Holes

  • Author: Melissa Riker
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 mins
  • Total Time: 14 mins
  • Yield: 48 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: frying
  • Cuisine: American


Pumpkin doughnut holes are super simple to make and ready in less than 30 minutes. They’re the perfect autumn dessert!



  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • oil for frying
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice


  1. In a small saucepan, heat oil 1-2″ deep over medium high heat until 375 degrees.
  2. Line a large plate with paper towels and set aside.
  3. Mix 1 cup of sugar and 4 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice for coating in a small bowl and set aside.
  4. Meanwhile mix flour, sugar, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  5. Add egg, butter, pumpkin and milk and stir until combined.
  6. Roll dough into 1″ balls. (If batter is too sticky add a tablespoon of flour at a time until you can roll it-up to 1/4 cup.)
  7. Fry doughnut holes 5-6 at a time until golden brown on each side.
  8. Remove doughnut holes from oil with a slotted spoon and place immediately in sugar mixture to coat.
  9. Remove to paper towel lined plate.

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