I have barely begun to scratch the surface of the complete awesomeness this season has to offer.
You are probably about to be inundated with fall things here over the next few weeks, so if you aren’t into it, look away (but please don’t, though, okay? because I would miss you. and you would miss out on donuts).
So let me tell you what keeps happening to me every single time I wander over towards Pinterest.
I go there for a specific reason, like to find a stowed away recipe or to pin one of my recent posts, and I should only be there for like ONE MINUTE. Or less. Except I get sucked into the Pinterest vortex which starts me on a recipe for sweet potato pasta with crispy kale topping (by the way, completely amazing), and before I’m done I’ve decided to make some crazy craft thing, have followed like 10 more boards or people, or both, and have wandered onto some blog somewhere and am reading through 42 recipe posts mentally tabulating when I could possibly have time to make all of these things?
And then I decide for the 43,000th time that I’m going to learn how to sew.
And then I remember that sewing is a terrible idea because I am pretty much no good at it.
To be fair, I’m pretty sure that this is completely the point of Pinterest. I know it’s why I pin my stuff. I have lofty high hopes that someone will wander here all zombie-like from too much Pinterest and get stuck reading for an hour. If you did that then leave a note, please. I’ll be able to mark that off of my list of accomplishments. Thanks.
This morning I laid off of Pinterest completely. I didn’t even go near it.
The result was ohhhhh so lovely. And tasty. And doughnutty.
Pumpkin Donut Mini Muffins with a Cream Cheese Drizzle and Crushed Pecans to go with my coffee.
I told you: fall things.
Donut holes- make them happen! And you know what? You don’t actually have to abstain from Pinterest. Because from start to finish– clean up and everything– this recipe took me all of 45 minutes. That leaves you the whole rest of the day to wander aimlessly around the internet. Pumpkin Donut Mini Muffins are super simple little doughnut mini muffins loaded with pumpkin spice flavor. You can top them with either the cream cheese drizzle plus chopped pecans OR with melted butter and cinnamon sugar. They are awesome little fall treats either way!
For the Cream Cheese Glaze:
For the Cinnamon Sugar Topping:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 163Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 110mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 0gSugar: 14gProtein: 2g
(donut holes adapted from THIS recipe at Rachel Cooks, glaze adapted from Bon Appetit, March ’08)
Pumpkin Donut Mini Muffins are super simple little doughnut mini muffins loaded with pumpkin spice flavor. You can top them with either the cream cheese drizzle plus chopped pecans OR with melted butter and cinnamon sugar. They are awesome little fall treats either way!
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