Monday, October 7, 2013

Coffee, Donuts and an Awesome Pillsbury Giveaway! (CLOSED)


So...I made donuts! For the first time ever. I made these just the other day, and I still haven't gotten over how good they were. Just ask my mom and sister and Hayden how good they were. We ate one, then two and found ourselves reaching for a third, but stopped ourselves. Will power be darned. I've always wanted to make donuts but I'm not a fan of deep frying. Baked donuts are the perfect option and they're somewhat healthier, but I didn't have a donut pan. That's when my mom stepped in and saved the day. She surprised me with an electric Sunbeam donut maker on clearance from Target for $15. Yay! Thanks Momma!


Holy drippy glaze.....drool!

In my last post about Caramel Apple Fritter Cake, I mentioned that Pillsbury® sent me a few of their new Fall cake and cookie mixes. I couldn't wait to use the pumpkin mix but wasn't sure what to make, then it hit me- Pumpkin Donuts with Brown Butter Spice Glaze. I absolutely adore that combination of flavors, so much so that I shared a recipe for Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Brown Butter Glaze in my cookbook. Have you ordered your copy of Lick The Bowl Good yet? If you've never tried it before, make this glaze and pour it on something...anything, it is that good! Brown butter makes the world go round. mmm!

Stinky boy couldn't keep his fingers out of that glaze!




My sister is learning to bake and cook so she helped me whip these up. They were so simple and she did a great job. She also served as my hand model and helped me dip some of these bad boys in glaze. Thanks Sammy :-) As a thank you, I sent her and my mom home with some donuts and a few of the cake and cookie mixes that Pillsbury® sent me. My hope is that my sister will create something equally fantastic all on her own. How would you like to win all of these new Pillsbury® mixes for yourself? Scroll down to see how. 


Perfectly Pumpkin Donuts from Lick The Bowl Good


Pumpkin Donuts: 
  • 1- 15.25 oz. box Pillsbury Perfectly Pumpkin cake mix
  • 1- 15 oz. can pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Brown Butter Glaze: 
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

NOTE: I used an electric donut maker to make these. If you have one, preheat iron til hot. If baking them in an oven, follow the manufacturers instructions for baking. 

In a medium bowl, combine cake mix, pumpkin puree, vanilla and pumpkin pie spice. Mix until fully incorporated. Spray your donut pan with non-stick spray. Spoon batter into mold or transfer the batter into a pastry bag and pipe the batter into the mold, being careful not to let the plastic piping bag touch the hot iron. Bake until cooked throughout. 

Allow donuts to cool on a wire rack. Once all the donuts are baked and cooled, make the glaze. 

In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Continue to cook the butter, swirling the pan until the butter becomes golden and fragrant. The butter solids will get dark, continue swirling being careful not to let it burn, about 5 minutes. 

Immediately pour the brown butter and all the brown bits into a small bowl. Add the cinnamon, and powdered sugar and whisk until it's smooth and lump free. Add the milk and vanilla and whisk until well incorporated.

Work quickly because this glaze sets up fast. Dip one half of the donut into the glaze, place on a rack and allow to set. 

Makes 24 donuts. 


Visit Pillsbury on FacebookPillsburyBaking.com and Pillsbury on Pinterest to learn more ideas about how you can "Celebrate More" with Pillsbury and their new Fall line. 


To win this "Celebrate More" Fall Celebration Starter Kit (a.k.a. All of these fabulous mixes!) and a $100 Visa or American Express gift card courtesy of Pillsbury®, simply leave me a comment on this post telling me what you love most about Fall. 

One entry per person. Open to U.S. residents only. 

*I was provided with product samples and compensation by Pillsbury®, though the opinions I express here are my own. ©/® The J.M. Smucker Company. Pillsbury is a trademark of The Pillsbury Company, LLC, used under license. 

150 comments:

phyllismillerga said...

Looks YUMMY!

Kelly@MentalGarbage said...

I love the cooler weather :-) I just wish it would ACTUALLY start cooling off already!!!!

Shanna Cluff said...

I love the amazing colors and just the smell of fall in the air!

Lisa Ghenne said...

EVERYTHING! I can't wait for autumn to arrive. Sweaters, cozy socks, pumpkins, apples, chilly nights by the fire pit, soups, stews, casseroles! I love it all! Thanks for the chance at this sweet prize! Pun intended!

MimiDeb said...

I love the cooler weather.....and the color when I can get somewhere to see it. Not much changes here in the desert. Oh, and I love the smells....the breezes that don't melt my nose. :)

Keeley said...

Electric donut maker?! I need one! This all looks delicious!

grace said...

the colors of the leaves, for sure.

Beth Roberts said...

I love the cooler weather. It gives me inspiration to cook and bake more after the heat of summer. I also work out more.

quirks59m said...

Cool weather, fall colors and crock pot soup!

Katie said...

I love so many things about the fall, but my favorite is the cooler, crisp weather!

sydney85 said...

Love, love the cooler weather. I moved from Texas to Chicago and so enjoy the fall weather.

Sheila T. said...

I love the leaves changing color.

cookiert said...

I love getting to wear my cozy sweaters! Might be another month before I get to pull them out, though. I live in Georgia!

hannaH said...

I love candles in the window sills, I love hot apple cider on a rainy day, I love the smell of pumpkin, I love that the leaves are turning colors, I love scarfs and boots, I love fresh fall days, and I LOVE all the delicious fall baking I get to do! :
)

Viansa said...

I love the brisk nights and carving pumpkins!

Dana said...

My favorite part of fall is soup, bonfires, hoodies, and hot chocolate! Such a wonderful time for friends and family!

Lisa Sick said...

The cooler weather! :)

kim said...

While I love the cool weather and yummy fall foods my favorite thing about Fall is celebrating my daughter's birthday.

Susan said...

I love the cooler weather, and beautiful colored leaves!

Annette said...

The cooler weather

Lisa said...

Have to be honest here- I love the return of comfort food. We still do a fair amount of grilling in the South in the fall, but I love the rich flavors and textures of fall and winter casseroles and holiday fare.

618mom said...

I love the leaves changing, the cool weather, and bon fires
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sharonjo said...

What I love about fall: The weather (cool nights, warm days), casseroles and soups, and the autumn colors and d├ęcor. (And pumpkin doughnuts sound perfect for a fall treat.) Thanks!

sharonjo at gwtc dot net

Theresa N. said...

Pumpkins! Love the color, smell and taste of them.
Theresa N
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Anonymous said...

I love the cool weather and Pumpkin Spice Latte.
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JC said...

I love the crisp cool air of fall.
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Anonymous said...

Chilly evenings, fall baking and the anticipation of the holidays!
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Darlene Epps said...

Fall is my favorite time of the year because the cool air and pretty fall colors.

Anonymous said...

Fall is my favorite season! Football, bonfires, beautiful leaves, crisp nights and warm clothes.I love it all! marciasnapp@comcast.net

Iiona said...

I love the colors, football, mazes, hot chocolate, smells. I just love all things about Fall!

Jenquin68 said...

I love donuts and these look so yummy!!!!

bkazoo said...

Love the colored leaves on the trees, so beautiful.

Anonymous said...

These look delish! My favorite thing about fall is the smell of leaves and that satisfying crunch when my little men and I go leaf stomping. So much fun!

phyllismillerga said...

Fall always brings back great childhood memories. We would go upstate New York with my dad- target shooting and mushrooming. The cracking of fallen leaves underfoot, the first wood burning fires, even that "woodsy smell" - such vivid, and comforting memories. Then of course the wonderful aromas of homemade soups and stews, and of fresh homemade bread. Pumpkin has only been added to my pantry in recent years, but YUM!!

Sarah said...

My favorite thing about fall is watching the leaves change. That, and making pumpkin desserts.

Cindy Battle said...

What I love most about Fall is the beautiful colors of the leaves, especially when a cool wind blows and they fall down making a lovely "carpet covering" all around.

Julia McConkey said...

We have many fall birthdays. I love family time, birthday parties, bonfires, soups, "comfort" foods, & everything pumpkin & apple!!!!

Anonymous said...

Our wedding anniversary is in the fall. And my favorite fall flavors are pumpkin, apple and caramel (and cranberry--we live on Cape Cod).

JudyR said...

I love the cool weather and the changing of the leaves.

Anonymous said...

My favorite thing about fall is the changing of the leaves! Here in North Jersey we get some pretty amazing colors.

Glan Deas said...

Colorful things makes me happy. I love color.

Regards,
Kopi Luwak

Linda S. said...

I am definitely a warm weather person and summer is my favorite season but I love when the cool weather does get here because that's when I start baking and cooking. My family loves it too!

Katherine F said...

I love the cooler weather and getting to use our wood burning stove.

Dana Crawford said...

I LOVE the cooler weather!!! I can finally start baking more!!!

Deb said...

I love the beautiful fall colors, the refreshing crisp weather, nice warm fires, huge pots of delicious chili, homemade apple pie and watching the Colts play football! :)

debbie said...

What I love most about fall are all the fall and pumpkinsfestivals. I also love getting all my warmer clothes out. Feels like I have a new wardrobe!

Terry said...

Down here in the deep South we don't get the wonderful cooler weather until much later but Fall also means that Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner!My favorite 2 holidays!

nakazaem said...

Fall is my favorite season! I love the cooler weather, beautiful fall colors and festivals and love sharing comfort foods with friends and family!

Pastor MK said...

My favorite part of fall is baking without sweating!

mapplegate said...

Festivals, festivals and more festivals!

bdodge68 said...

I love waking up to the fog coming off the stream in the morning, hot coffee, pumpkin lattes, the beautiful colors, nature hikes and this year, any day in fact, our first grandson!

Kelly said...

As much as I love summer, the break from the humidity is the best. Nothing beats the crisp, clean feel of fall air!

Anonymous said...

I think pumpkin is what I love best. Pumpkin bars, pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice lattes...YUM! I live in Iowa so the change in weather is always nice, too. Cool breezes, rustling leaves and rosy-cheeked kids! Thanks for all your recipes. I really love your blog, but rarely comment.

Ruth Norton said...

I love the cooler weather, not cold, but cooler. I love when the leaves change to their fall colors, beautiful!

Mami2jcn said...

I love the beautiful fall foliage.

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Stacie said...

I need one of those donut maker thingys! And your book is on my Christmas list! Also, every time I "see" you, I want grape salad...I will always owe you for introducing it to me.

vannasmom said...

I love the colors, and the cooler weather so I can break out the sweaters and boots. I love pumpkin in pretty much everything, and apples and all the comfort food that the summer heat makes it impossible to make. OK I just LOVE fall!!

Katherine F. said...

I love the fall colors and the fact that all my baking makes the house feel nice and cozy instead of like a giant sauna.

Kara D said...

I love the apples here in Michigan - it's so much fun to U-Pick.

Christy Spurlock said...

I love the cooler temperatures and the lack of "love bugs" in East Texas and spending more time in the kitchen making tasty treats.

Andrea said...

I love the leaves falling and all wonderful fall foods like apple cider. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Andrea D.
short74717@msn.com

Julie R. B. said...

I, absolutely, LOVE everything Fall. The cooler weather, the changing leaves, putting on a sweater, playing outdoors, snuggling with the kids on a cool, Fall weekend, cooking up some comfort food and baking! We love to bake - any and everything! Thanks for the great blog and a chance to win!

Susan said...

I love visiting the apple barns in the fall...and of course UGA Football!! Thanks for chance to win.

Grimmy said...

The cooler weather!!

beth jillette said...

I live in az outside of phoenix so fall is not really a season here except the temp is now Winthrop high 80's instead of 102.
I grew up in NH fall was sweater weather and foliage. Miss that

tstiggins68@gmail.com said...

why I love fall? one word.....PUMPKIN! Not a big fan of pumpkin pie so always looking for new recipes to use pumpkin and this looks like a good one. If I can find a donut maker for $15, the world would be good! Thanks for all the time you put into your blog and sharing these great recipes. Love the new look!

Jo Roe said...

I love the crisp cool air, as I dislike hot weather.

Summer Price said...

I couldn't choose between the colors of fall and yummy fall comfort food!

Katie said...

in no particular order, what I love about fall...pumpkin (no kidding!), crisp air, beautiful colors, cozy eveings and sweaters!

Tanya C said...

Walking through the woods on cool crisp day and seeing the colors changing. then heading home to a good cup of hot coffee and fresh baked just about anything. the smell in the woods topped only by the scent of a warm well used kitchen. Little slice of Heaven on earth

AM Wolverine said...

Apple picking, pumpkin picking, and of course, eating fall foods!

Frances said...

I love it all!! I love the colors, the crisp cold air, the comfort foods, and especially when the leaves pile up and then the kids go and jump around in them!!!!

Tracy said...

The smell and feel of the air!

Anonymous said...

These look delicious!!! I got my cookbook today and it is gorgeous! Congratulations!!
~~Jennifer
ps. I am the one in the woodlands that knows Tiffany M. :-)

AnnaZed said...

I love the crisp cool weather - it's that simple!

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Elizabeth said...

Cozy sweaters and making all kinds of soups and stews

Anonymous said...

Love Pillsbery products and would love to win .Thanks
meca28@rochester.rr.com

viaiko said...

I love autumn colors.

Ally said...

I most love the autumn leaves and colors!

Anonymous said...

I love the cool dark days, leaves and sometimes the mist in the evenings..Love to bake and cook goodies, have to force myself to walk even in the rain,ice and snow..But love to make dressings, turkey breasts and other baked main meals, love your blog, miss the old header of your sweet Hayden and cake plates, but love your recipes all the time, from mary s. at momanddad00@clear.net...ciao have a spooky sweet Halloween, booo hooh!!!!!!

KB said...

Cooler temps.

And I am going to go search Target for one of those electric donut makers!!

Suzanne Deschane said...

I LOVE cooler weather, the colored leaves, anything baked with apples or pumpkin. Of course when its cooler we bake more so the smells of the apple or pumpkin in the oven-1 dish meals that can throw into the oven. I love fall! & no wood ticks!

Lori E. said...

I like that it's cooling down -- just enough to wear a jacket. Also the wonderful colors of the leaves turning. Not so happy about the need to rake them up but love the colors ;-)

Ada said...

Apples! Apple picking to make Apple pies is my favorite thing to do in the fall.
The donuts look awesome.
Ada

Anonymous said...

Cool mornings and warm afternoons, that's about all the fall we get in south Texas!

Kat of kksdelights@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Love anything pumpkin these donuts look yummy, perfect for a cool morning!

Pam
So Cal

Stefanie Rimpel said...

What I love most about the Fall is the warmth of family and friends during the holidays. Cooking, laughing, eating, sharing, smiling, dancing, and spreading love. Fall is the BEST season ever!

Julia @cookandburn said...

The best thing about Fall in Texas is that you finally get a break from the intense heat! The mornings are beautiful and the evenings are just starting to get a little bit of a chill. We don't truly experience Fall until around Thanksgiving, though.

Paloma said...

That is sooo yummy! And LOVE, LOVE the new look of your blog! :D

Olivia Luna said...

Hello Monica! I just thought I'd let you know that I am making the caramel apple fritter cake for a church fellowship group on Wednesday! I know EVERYONE will absolutely love the flavors in this cake - they are so "fallish"! Love you! Olivia Luna

Jodi said...

My favorite part of fall is heading to the apple orchard with the family. I'm not a huge fan of donuts, but apple fritters are pretty much the most amazing thing in the world!!

Coleens Recipes said...

Your new web page design is gorgeous!! Well done. I think my favorite thing about fall is that it is the "kick off" of all of our favorite holidays Halloween/Thanksgiving/Christmas it is a time of lots of cooking adventures and family to help you eat it all!!

freebiequeen15 said...

I love the fact that I can get pumpkin spice lattes!

Xenia Lahey said...

I love the cool weather and fall flavors

Jenn said...

I love most that this is my first Autumn with my son, who's 7.5 months old. I love watching his reaction to the falling leaves and the changing colors :) But pumpkin everything! Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pies, pumpkin donuts! Love it

Melody said...

Honey Crisp apples.

Amy L said...

I love the cooler weather and the beautiful colors of the leaves.

Patricia Wojnar Crowley said...

I love being able to wear all my favorite sweaters! I love the cool air!

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Linda said...

I love the fall colors.

Susan C said...

My birthday!

Gina Wildorchid said...

I love the cooler weather, the layered clothing, and the beauty of the leaves changing.

Thanks for the chance to win!
wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

boyzrule said...

I love all the fall decor, the cooler weather, anything pumpkin flavored, and Halloween.

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Kellie said...

The vivid and vibrant colors of the season make me feel good. Not to mention all the fantastic pumpkin treats :)

Laura P said...

My favorite thing is turning off the air conditioner and opening the windows--love the cooler weather!!

Unknown said...

I love the colors--red apples, golden leaves--and the Halloween candy!

Jessica said...

Pumpkin Spice Lattes and sweaters!

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Marissa Pacelli said...

I love the change of the leaves!

Marissa Pacelli

Jan said...

Fall makes me want to turn the oven on...BAKE, BAKE & BAKE!

Patty said...

For Fall baking I love using apples or pumpkin but as for Fall in general I love the colors!!!

Anonymous said...

Fall is the time of year when the earth sits back and takes a deep breath. It is full of color, smells and family. I like to welcome fall with a home full of fresh baked aromas of pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves and apples. I put up 100 lbs of pumpkin each year to welcome the holiday season. Now I have to go apple picking. Trish Butler

Heather Spooner said...

I love the cooler weather and also all the fall-themed candy and sweets, like Reese cup pumpkins. Thanks!

Jennie35 said...

It has to be the pumpkin recipes and warmer clothes to hide the fact that I am eating them!

amanda hoffman said...

my favorite thing about fall is halloween
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matt0701 said...

My favorite things about fall are hiking among the changing leaves and drinking apple cider!

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Razzie said...

The cool crisp air while walking through the apple orchard!

Ang said...

Pumpkins, Apples and Halloween, my favorite holiday!

Anonymous said...

My favorite things about fall are cool mornings and drinking warm spiced cider!!
Sharon Clark
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Love your Blog!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I love everything pumpkin!!! bjn1957{at}gmail{dot}com

Lindy said...

Fall is my favorite time of year and I always look forward to the cooler weather and the leaves changing to gorgeous colors of orange, yellow, and red. :)

Whitney said...
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Whitney said...

I just love that slight crisp in the air - it even smells different, and I love it!
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Angie said...

I love Fall for the changing of the leaves! This time of year is so beautiful and colorful.

♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

When does this end?
I love the changing colors of the foliage and the crispy weather, and the fact that all the holidays are coming up soon.
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Jennifer OConnor said...

I love the foliage.

Debra Lee said...

I love sweaters and boots and or course baking!

Michelle said...

I love the cooler weather, the leaves changing colors and most of all my favorite holiday, Halloween!!

Dee said...

What I love most about fall are the changing leaves and pumpkin spice everything :)

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The Redhead Baker said...

My favorite thing about fall is "hoodie weather"!

meredith m said...

I like crisp fall weather and changing colors - plus everything pumpkin flavored

Kate Fuller said...

I love the fall weather.

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

My favorite thing about fall is the color of the leaves and of course the delicious food!
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annie said...

I love the cool morning shrouded in mists of fog that encircle the crayola color box leaves on the mountains like a new layer of batting pinned to an as yet unstitched patchwork quilt. Smiles!

Ariel B said...

No other season is as vibrant with smells and dynamic colors as Fall is. Today I spent about an hour at a shop smelling only Fall scented candles.

Sara said...

I love the cooler weather and changing colors (littlesillysally at gmail.com)

kellyr78 said...

I love the beautiful colors of the trees.
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hello said...

I love that I might get to wear pants instead of shorts! Gotta love TEXAS!

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~Mo~ said...

I love the cooler weather and that it makes me want to bake more! Your donuts look delicious!! :-)

Andrew's Mom said...

I love everything about Fall. The cooler weather, the Fall and Holiday baking magazines, the colors..

rose said...

Can't wait to try the pumpkin cookies with craisins or chocolate chips. Yummy!!! These all look so yummy. Fall and winter are still the best time for baking.

Rose

Neiddy Ruiz said...

What I like about fall is the perfect weather and enjoying the outdoors with my family makes it even better.
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CatOLuck said...

I love the crisp fall weather -- perfect for picking apples from our tree. catoluck at icloud dot com

Anonymous said...

I love that pumpkins are everywhere and I love that Christmas is just around the corner. . .

lmokeefe1 said...

I love the autumn colors, especially on a clear day against the bright blue sky, and the crispness to the air. I love my kids making leaf piles and jumping and jumping over and over again into them!

rachel said...

I love pumpkin coffee, caramel apples and hot chocolate!

Deborah said...

Wow yummy food and a gift card who could ask for anything more!

Jamie said...

I love that I can cook everything pumpkin!

Stephanie H said...

Is it really that easy?! I LOVE donuts! They have been a steady pregnancy craving haha. I've never made them before. Yours turned out beautifully!

Kristen said...

I like the changing colors of the leaves.

1froglegs said...

My favorite thing about fall is no longer having to mow the lawn.

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