Smoked Pumpkin Spice Latte Donuts

Makes 18-20

Ingredients

Donuts

  • 1 3/4 cups All-Purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup fresh or canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup milk, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Milk Glaze

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 5 Tablespoons milk
  • ½ teaspoon extract

Coffee Glaze

  • 2 teaspoons espresso powder
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • Brown food coloring, optional

Optional

Pumpkin Spice mix, to decorate

Method

Donuts

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray/brush donut pan with non-stick spray. Set aside
  2. Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice together in a large bowl until combined. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk the oil, brown sugar, eggs, pumpkin puree, milk, liquid smoke, and vanilla extract together until combined. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, then fold everything together gently just until combined and no white streaks of flour remain
  4. Using a piping bag, pipe the batter into the donut pans, filling about halfway
  5. Bake for 10-11 minutes or until the edges and tops are lightly browned. Cool donuts in the pan for 2 minutes then transfer to a wire rack. Re-grease the pan and bake the remaining donut batter
  6. Leave to cool fully before glazing

Glazes

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the milk glaze ingredients
  2. Cook over low-medium heat, whisking occasionally, until the glaze is warm, the sugar has melted and, after a brief pause, starts to form a crust on top. Remove from heat
  3. Dip one side of each doughnut into the glaze, gently shaking it to allow any excess glaze to drip off. Be sure to stir the glaze between each doughnut to prevent a crust forming in the pan. If the glaze in the pan sets too quickly, simply heat over a gentle heat, stirring till it is smooth again
  4. Set donuts on a cooling rack for the glaze to set
  5. Once all the doughnuts are glazed, add the coffee glaze ingredients to the remaining glaze. Stir the glaze until all the espresso powder has dissolved. Add a drop of brown food coloring, if using and stir to a uniform color
  6. Pour the espresso glaze into a piping bag, and drizzle over the doughnuts (preferably with a piece of parchment paper under them)
  7. Sprinkle a pinch of pumpkin spice mix, if using, over each donut to finish and set aside to fully set

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