Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 12 mins

This recipe comes from a Dude Ranch in Northern Michigan. The chef served these with hot chocolate after a hay ride. Cook time is for the whole recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil for deep frying (375°F).
  2. In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.
  3. Mix pumpkin, milk, oil, vanilla and egg.
  4. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  5. Drop by teaspoonfuls into hot oil 5-6 at a time.
  6. Fry 1-2 minutes, on each side, until golden brown.
  7. Drain on paper towels.
  8. Mix sugar and cinnamon; roll warm donuts in mixture.
Most Helpful

Inez, just finished making a double batch of these for the grandkiddies for Halloween. Have a new cast iron Dutch oven that needed seasoning and this was a yummy way to accomplish that. The recipe was easy to make though I did have to add a smidge more milk to soften the dough to the right consistency. Judging from the smiles I got this is a recipe we will be making many times! Thanks so much for posting it.

nanmatt October 31, 2002

These were a real hit in my house. Word of warning though: don't try and make them bigger than the recipe suggests because the middle won't cook before they're too brown. Absolutely delicious.

Bogey'sMom November 02, 2002

5 stars times 5=25 stars!!!!!! Wow!!!!!!!!!! These didn't last long enough to cool completely. I made them exactly as directed, I can not imagine improving on this at all. Very Very Good!!!!!!!!!

debbillem November 02, 2002