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Pumpkin Doughnut Drops Recipe
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Pumpkin Doughnut Drops Recipe

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I always have a few special treats handy when the grandchildren visit. These cake doughnuts are a favorite snack.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
MAKES:84 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
MAKES: 84 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup lemon-lime soda
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Additional sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 doughnut: 48 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 36mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat eggs, sugar and shortening until blended. Beat in pumpkin, vinegar and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk together flour, milk powder, baking powder, salt and spices. Add to egg mixture alternately with soda, beating after each addition.
  2. In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 375°. Drop teaspoonfuls of batter, a few at a time, into hot oil. Fry until golden brown, about 1 minute per side. Drain on paper towels. Roll in additional sugar while warm. Yield: about 7 dozen.
Originally published as Pumpkin Doughnut Drops in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2001, p11


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erinshea1982 User ID: 7151030 254103
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2016

"I was looking for pumpkin recipes and came across this gem!! Wow are these wonderful! We added a bit of cinnamon to the sugar befor rolling them in if!!"

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Pat Vellino User ID: 1691201 81246
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2010

"OMG!! Took this recipe to school to share. Everyone Loved it. Will make this again and again. Pat"

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Monarchsmomma User ID: 1811632 74004
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2010

"I thought the lemon-lime soda was an unusal ingredient for doughnuts & had leftover pumpkin so I gave these a try. We all liked them. They are light. The doughnut drops are good without sugar."

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