Its pumpkin everything season and I, for one, am happy about that.
These homemade pumpkin donuts are soft, moist and fluffy with a delicious cinnamon-sugar coating. They have that wonderful pumpkin flavor we all know and love.
This recipe would be great to make on the weekend or to share with friends and family at a fall gathering. These donuts also freeze very well!
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 3 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 cups canned pumpkin purée
- 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350F and grease two standard size donut pans.
- In a large bowl, whisk all the donut mix ingredients except the flour until smooth.
- Add in the flour and stir just until smooth again.
- Fill the donut pan wells with the donut mix 3/4 full. DO NOT OVER FILL PAN
- Bake for about 18 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean and let cool.
- Toss the sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. While the donuts are still warm, gently toss them in the sugar mixture to coat.
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I remember how fun it was to sit with my grandmother and watch her make meatballs for Sunday dinner. She would really love to be in the kitchen preparing food to serve to our large Italian family. I can remember how the kitchen would smell while the meatballs were cooking in the oven till this day! My grandmother would remind me that it was easy to make homemade meatballs while singing “Not your Ma Ma’s meatballs” to me and I would laugh and laugh.
I thought I would share this recipe with all of you to remind you how memorable and fun cooking can be, especially with family.
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- ½ cup plain breadcrumbs
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ½ cup ketchup
- Dash of oregano
- Dash of parsley
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with foil and set aside.
- Place all ingredients into a large bowl and gently mix together with your hands, careful not to over-mix. Just till blended.
- Once mixed, use your hands to divide meat mixture into desired size meatballs.
- Place uncooked meatballs on baking sheet.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, depending on the size. Be sure to check center to determine if they are cooked.
Makes 18-24 meatballs.
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