Pumpkin Doughnuts

It's not fall until my Grandma Nagel's pumpkin doughnuts are made.


  • 4½ cups sifted flour
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1¼ cup milk
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp. melted butter
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup canned pumpkin

Let's do it

Sift dry ingredients. Combine other ingredients; mix well. Add to flour mixture, stirring only until blended. Roll dough on well-floured surface to ¼ inch thickness. Cut with a 2½ inch floured doughnut cutter. Fry in electric fry pan at 375° until brown, turning when first crack appears. Drain on absorbent paper. Dust with granulated sugar if desired.

Yields approximately 2 dozen.