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Pumpkin Crumble Donuts


Pumpkin Crumble Donuts are the breakfast of your autumnal dreams with a soft pumpkin donut topped with a delicious brown sugar crumble and sprinkle of powdered sugar! This kind of breakfast requires cozy weather, cozy blankets, and a pumpkin candle flickering in the background! Although, they can be enjoyed either way!

Pumpkin Crumble Donuts

Pumpkin Crumble Donuts are a spin on one my favorite fall recipes, my Pumpkin Crumble Bread!

These donuts are made with pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and just a pinch of nutmeg to create a warm, pumpkin flavor throughout! Then to make this even more delicious, there’s a brown sugar crumble on top! I like to really pack in my crumble so there’s a bit of crumble in every single bite.

The only question left is which is my new favorite recipe!? I don’t think I can decide!

Tips and Tricks

While this is a pretty easy recipe, I have a few tips and tricks to help along the way.

  1. This is one of my only recipes that requires a special pan. You do need a donut pan in order to get your classic donut shape! However, you can also just use a muffin pan as well!
  2. To help the donuts come out of the pan after baking, I like to spray my pan with a little bit of nonstick spray! You don’t have to do this, especially if your pan is already nonstick. I like to do it just to be on the safe side!
  3. If you want your crumble to remain in little chunks and pieces after baking, I recommend letting your crumble chill in the fridge, while you assemble the donut batter. This helps the flour absorb the butter and sugar which helps the crumble hold it’s shape while it bakes!
  4. If your donuts or crumble spread over the edge while baking, you can take a spoon and gently nudge it back into a circle right after they come out of the oven!

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These Pumpkin Crumble Donuts are a breakfast dream come true! I love how soft and delicate the donuts are with the slightly crunch from the crumble! All these need is a nice cup of chai to give with it!


-Holly Michelle


Pumpkin Crumble Donuts

Soft, baked pumpkin donuts with a brown sugar crumble to make them even more delicious!
Course Breakfast
Keyword pumpkin crumble bread, pumpkin crumble donut recipe, pumpkin crumble donuts, Pumpkin donuts, pumpkin donuts easy, pumpkin recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 1 dozen


  • 1 Donut Pans


  • 1/2 cup Oil
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Pumpkin Pie spice

Crumble Topping:

  • 4 tablespoons Butter softened
  • 3/4 cup Flour
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar garnish


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, mix together oil, brown sugar, and sugar.
  • Add in eggs, vanilla, and pumpkin puree. Stir together.
  • Add in pumpkin pie spice, flour, salt, and baking soda. Mix everything together.
  • In a separate bowl, make the crumble by stirring together butter, flour, brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extra, and salt. Set aside.
  • Pour batter into piping bag, pipe donut batter into the donut pan about halfway full.
  • Sprinkle crumble on top of the batter.
  • Put the donuts into the oven, bake for about 18-20 minutes.
  • Let donuts cool slightly before sprinkling powdered sugar over the top, then enjoy!
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