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Homemade Donuts Recipe: Maple Pumpkin Maple Creme

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Homemade Donuts Recipe

We LOVE these Maple Donuts

If you love maple donuts from Dunkin Donuts or your local store, try these homemade donuts featuring some of our favourite flavours!homemade donuts

How to make homemade donuts

Yes, you can make homemade donuts, especially if you have a deep fryer. If not you can do it at home with a pot. You need to choose an appropriate frying oil, one that has a higher smoke point than the cooking temperature of the donuts. Sunflower oil should work but double-check on frying oils and choose your favorite. You can check out our instructions below but feel free to Google deep frying at home without a deep fryer, there’s lots of good advice out there. 
  1. Add the oil to a deep pot, but don’t fill it any higher than halfway, you shold have at least 5 inches above the oil so that nothing spills over and it should help to prevent splattering. 
  2. Preheat the oil to the cooking temperature and if you don’t have one get a probe thermometer you can get one like this one on Amazon HERE although a frying or candy thermometer should go high enough (260 °C / 500 °F) to use as well if you prefer to use one you already have. Allow the oil temperature to recover between batches.
  3. You may need to adjust the frying times for this method, start with less time and try with just one donut first. 
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Yield: 2 dozen

Homemade Donuts Recipe: Maple Pumpkin Maple Creme

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If you love maple donuts from Dunkin Donuts or your local store, try these homemade donuts featuring some of our favourite flavours!

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes


For the doughnuts:

  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 2 tbsp. yeast
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 (15 oz.) can pure pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbsp. canola oil
  • 6 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp. pumpkin pie spice

For the maple cream filling:

  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 oz. cornstarch
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup (4 tbsp.) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup


  1. Combine warm water, yeast, and a pinch of sugar in a small glass bowl and whisk.
  2. Let stand for about 5 minutes, until yeast begins to bubble.
  3. In a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, beat together eggs, pumpkin puree, canola oil, yeast mixture, 2 cups flour, maple syrup, granulated sugar, salt, and pumpkin pie spice.
  4. Add remaining flour in 1/2 cup increments until a soft tacky dough comes together. Knead for about 5 minutes, transfer to a large bowl sprayed with cooking spray, cover with a dish towel, and let rise until doubled, about 2 hours.
  5. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and roll out to 3/4" thickness.
  6. Use a cookie cutter or drinking glass to cut out doughnuts until all of the dough is used up. Add frying oil to a fryer and heat to 365 degrees F.
  7. Fry doughnuts 2-3 at a time for 3 minutes, flipping after about a minute and a half to evenly cook both sides.
  8. Place on a paper towel-covered plate and let cool completely. Bring milk to a boil in a large heavy-bottomed saucepan.
  9. Combine cornstarch, sugar, salt, and eggs in a large bowl and whisk. Pour about a third of milk into the bowl and whisk quickly to combine.
  10. Add cornstarch mixture to the saucepan and whisk continuously over medium heat until filling thickens.
  11. Turn off heat and add butter and maple syrup.
  12. Whisk and allow filling to cool.
  13. To fill doughnuts, poke a hole in the side of each doughnut that goes all the way through and use a piping bag to pipe the filling into the doughnuts.
  14. Sprinkle doughnuts with powdered sugar and serve.


Cook time includes frying and cooling of the donuts to adding the powdered sugar

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 donut

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 272Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 117mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 2gSugar: 21gProtein: 8g

Please note that we can not guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information. They are a best guess calculation.

I know it looks like a lot of steps but once you have your dough already you’re good to go. As mentioned a lot of the time is spend on frying and waiting for these tasty pumpkin donuts to cool. homemade donuts
I love the cake like donut with the creamy filling and I’m a huge fan of maple so a maple filling for me is pure delight in these homemade donuts. 

How to keep donuts fresh

Freshly made donuts can be kept at room temperature for 1-2 days in an airtight container. I personally prefer to put them in an airtight container and put it in the fridge where they can be stored for up to 7 days. However, with these tasty maple cream donuts they didn’t last long at my house so to be honest keeping them fresh was not an issue ha ha.
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You don’t have to top off these homemade donuts with powdered sugar (aka icing sugar, aka confectioner’s sugar) but I like that touch of sweetness on top. I don’t recommend putting a glaze on it as I think that would be too sweet but I know other people like that. I think the maple cream filling adds more than enough paired with the icing sugar. 
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53 thoughts on “Homemade Donuts Recipe: Maple Pumpkin Maple Creme”

  1. These look amazing! I am going to a big New Year’s party and I think this would be perfect. Easy grab and nibble, with the flavors of the season.

  2. Oh my goodness……those donuts looks amazing. Maple is one of my favorite flavors. Homemade donuts are the best. I will definitely be making these donuts. Thank you for the recipe.

  3. WOW! These donuts looks super yummy. Never tried making donuts at home but this recipe looks easy. I can’t wait to try this. Thanks!

  4. I think my computer must be having tech issues…I posted early …don’t think my comment showed up?
    We love pumpkin! The Pumpkin Maple Cream donuts looks so fabulously yummy! I am a gluten free eater and I think this recipe would be easy to covert to being Gluten Free…I know these donuts with the first bite would be a hit at our home!

  5. wow !! this is a keeper for me ! love pumpkin, love doughnuts and love baking and hubby loves that I love it lol , this is a must try for me !!

  6. I’m not a huge pumpkin fan, but man do these look so delicious! I think I may have to attempt them, maybe for Christmas! Your pictures make me want to eat the entire tray of them. LOL.

  7. It would be awesome to make a batch of these for Christmas morning. Thanks for sharing. I’ve had maple creme donuts before but not with pumpkin

  8. Omg, these look absolutely delicious. I might just have to make these for Christmas morning breakfast, thank you for the recipe!

  9. I almost didn’t click on this because it’s dangerous!!! Omg these combine so many things that I love!!!!!! Pumpkin, maple, cream filling, yes please!!

  10. Thank you for this wonderful recipe. I still have a bunch of canned pumpkin puree, and I was trying to figure out what to do with it before “pumpkin season” ends. I’ve never made donuts before, and these look amazing. Also, maple is my favorite (as I come from Canada).

  11. These recipes all sound so good. Just looking at these pictures make me hungry. I could use one of these donuts with my cup of coffee this morning. I can’t wait to try these recipes. Thank you so much for sharing this

  12. Well, I pinned this post/recipe before I even finished reading through the list of ingredients. 🙂
    I’ve never made donuts before, and I’ve never fried anything / worked with hot oil like this. That being said, I’d love to give this a try! I think that the flavors look delicious together, and I have a feeling that my family will really enjoy these as a special treat.

  13. These donuts sound delicious, I mean wow!! I am definitely going to have to try and make some of these simply for the fact that I have never seen this flavor anywhere and I must try it! I have never had much luck making my own donuts but my husband just bought me a new fryer so I am going to try my luck. Thank you so much for sharing this!


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