I just love this time of the year, pumpkin smells are in the air. Baking is one of my favorite things to do this season and spoiling my family with wonderful treats is something I love doing. Especially if I can combine a few of my favorite ingredients or recipes and create a brand new coffee treat or dessert.
In Germany in the fall season we bake a lot of our Christmas goodies so the house always smells like a bakery, walking through the streets you can smell fresh pumpkin spice, nuts and all kind of other smells coming from almost every house. I just love it.
I decided it would be fun to combine one of my favorite treats, doughnuts and create something with pumpkin but give it a German twist, not long after my Pumpkin Lebkuchen Doughnut was created.
I use Lebkuchen spices to spice up the plane ol’ Pumpkin Puree and turn it into a delicious, moist Doughnut that is baked, not fried. How awesome is that? Let me tell you, it was mighty fine and I love how they turned out. I just had to share it with you.
They are so simple the hardest part is to gather all your different spices. I know some of you may have a German or even Mexican store nearby, the easiest would be to look there for a pre-packaged Lebkuchen Spice pack, but no worries you still can gather all the spices and create this amazing doughnut dessert, or leave out what you don’t have, I know they will be wonderful either way.
Trust me, all the spices mixed are amazing and would go well with the White Hot Chocolate I made the other day or with anything that you usually add Pumpkin Spice, so you will get your money’s worth and use the spice up all the time. I like to mix them all up in a batch and put them in an airtight container so I have them ready anytime I need the Lebkuchen Spice. You will love it!!
Wasn’t this easy? Took me like 15 minutes to mix and put in the oven. I love the doughnut pans, I found those on Amazon a while back and can’t imagine making doughnuts without them. The Doughnuts always come out perfect, check out a different Pumpkin Roll Doughnut recipe I made with them a while back, never have an issue. The only thing I would recommend, get at least 2 if not maybe even 3 or 4 pans, they are AWESOME and I always end up with more batter then pans and I have to wait till the ones bake, cool and then I can re-use and finish the second batch. Kind of a pain, so on my wish list I have another set of these awesome doughnut pans. Nothing ever sticks to them either!
Now you know how we welcome Autumn in our home and how I combine two different cultures into one this time of the year. Do you have special family traditions? Would love to hear all about it, leave me a comment below and don’t forget to tell me how your doughnuts turned out.
I teamed up with a few amazing bloggers who also love fall and they are sharing their amazing recipe ideas and crafts as part of our #CreativeHop with all of you below, be sure to check them all out and don’t forget to Pin everything so you will have easy access for when you need it. We even have a #CreativeHop Pinterest Board, so come over and follow along.
- Hot Spiced Cranberry Cider by Confessions of an Overworked Mom
- Coconut Cream Pie Recipe by A Mom’s Take
- Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole by Mom Does It All
- Turkey Sweet Potato Chili by Home And Garden Cafe
- Peanut Butter Cup Cake by Simply Southern Mom
- Heaven’s Delight Pineapple Marshmallow Thanksgiving Dessert Recipe by Pretty Opinionated
- Thanksgiving Craft: “Give Thanks” Wooden Blocks by Better in Bulk
- Delicious Chocolate Genoise Recipe by OurFamilyWorld
- Easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece by Upstate Ramblings
- Family Gratitude Journal by Day by Day in Our World
- How to Make Pumpkin Gnocchi by Jennifer Sikora
- Fun Turkey Cupcake Idea by Kids Fun Reviewed
- Fall Harvest Pins DIY Fall Harvest Craft by Blessed Elements
- Hearty Chicken and Vegetable Soup by Sweet Lil You
- Soft Baked White Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies by Savvy Saving Couple
- Mini Fall Leaf Decorated Cookies by How Was Your Day?
- Homemade Apple Muffins by Momma D Jane