Pumpkin Doughnut Drops

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

These are easy and yummy! Recipe is from The California Heritage Continues... cookbook. "Unusual and absolutely wonderful!"

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift together the flour, dry milk, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and salt.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar; then beat in the eggs.
  3. Mix the pumpkin and vanilla.
  4. Add the dry ingredients alternately with ginger ale, mixing well after each addition.
  5. In a large heavy pan, heat 3 inches of oil to 375 degrees.
  6. Drop batter 1 tablespoon at a time for each doughnut into hot oil. Cook 4-5 doughnuts at a time for about 2 minutes, turning to brown evenly. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain (paper bags work good for this).
  7. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a paper bag and shake doughnuts in the bag to coat.
  8. These are best served immediately, though they may be made a day ahead and reheated in a 450 degree oven for 5-6 minutes.


Most Helpful

I compared this to another and this was best! Made a
Cream cheese/cinnamon glaze....
Back on my bike now.

Nancy News November 07, 2011

Wow! This was so unusual I had to tag it, and was overjoyed that I did. I'll be makin these again real soon! Thanks Engrossed. -Bird-

2Bleu November 19, 2007

Delicious and easy, I was afraid to make a donut, but these are really a "piece of cake". LOL. I did add a little more spice, just my preference, but they are terrific just as they are!! Another winner, Engrossed! **Made for October Beverage Tag 2007**

Mommy Diva November 19, 2007

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