Pumpkin Spice Mini Doughnuts

As I have stated many times, Fall is my favorite time of the year. Football and hockey are finally back, and so is fashion. As a fashion school alum, fashion week is something I look forward to every season. This year, I am fortunate enough to be able to attend New York Fashion Week. It has always been a dream of mine, so the very thought of it is more than thrilling. Fashion week is one of the biggest forms of inspiration for fashion innovators/followers. I am one of those people who lives and breathes fashion. I love big and bold costumey runway shows. I love frilly trims and details. The more detail, the better.
         Fall in New York is something everyone should experience at least once (as well as Christmas time in NYC). They are certainly bucket list worthy!The crowds tend to die down a bit since it is in between the summer and holiday tourism seasons.Fashion Week does bring in a lot of celebrities, and fashion insiders, but since NYC is such a big city, it is hardly noticeable. There is so much to experience in New York (and eat!). It would probably take a lifetime to see and do everything here. I feel so blessed to be in the big city of my childhood dreams.


Spray or grease your doughnut or mini doughnut pan.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium sized bowl, cream together: sugar, pumpkin
puree, and brown sugar.
Add eggs one at a time.
In a separate bowl, mix together melted butter (slightly cooled)
and milk. Set aside.


In another bowl, stir together: flour,
pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, cloves, baking powder, and salt.


Alternate adding the flour mixture and
butter mixture to the original pumpkin mixture.
Be careful not to overmix.


Place prepared batter in a piping bag.


Pipe into each doughnut cavity. Fill them about 2/3 full.
Bake 13-15 minutes until the doughnuts bounce
back when pressing down.
Melt white chocolate chips, and allow to cool, before adding cream/milk


Add powdered sugar and spices.
Once doughnuts have cooled, dip each doughnut into the glaze.
Repeat for a thicker glaze. Top with chopped nuts (if desired).


You can also roll some of the hot doughnuts in cinnamon & sugar.