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Pumpkin Donut Holes

Pumpkin Donut Holes are soft, delicious and easy to make - no yeast necessary! Coated in cinnamon and sugar, and packed with pumpkin, this donut hole recipe is perfect for fall!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Snack/ Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pumpkin Donut Holes
Servings: 36
Calories: 125kcal


  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • ½ cup evaporated milk
  • 3 ½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Oil for frying


  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup cinnamon


  • Mix sugar, oil and eggs until well mixed - beat for 2-3 minutes. Add pumpkin and evaporated milk and mix well. Add the dry ingredients and stir just until combined.
  • Mix the cinnamon/sugar topping together and set aside in a small bowl.
  • Heat about 2 inches of oil in a large saucepan until oil reaches about 350°. Scoop batter with a cookie scoop and roll into a ball with your hands. The dough is pretty sticky, so coat your hands with flour to make this a little bit easier. They don't have to be perfect balls!
  • Drop each ball into the oil and cook about 1 1/2 minutes on each side. Use a spoon to roll cooked donut holes in small bowl filled with the cinnamon/sugar topping until well coated. Best when served immediately!


* Note that the nutrition information given does not take into account the extra calories provided by the oil in which the donut holes are fried. This greatly depends on the type of oil that you use and the method you use (frying in a pan vs an actual deep fryer, patting off some of the oil with a paper towel after frying, etc). If you use an air fryer, then the nutrition information for each donut hole is correct. 


Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 301IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg