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Pumpkin Spice Crumble Donuts

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  • Author: Celeste
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 Donuts 1x
  • Category: Sweet Treats
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


These easy pumpkin spice crumble donuts are topped with pumpkin spice crumbs and drizzled with a cream cheese glaze. They are super moist and delicious and they make a perfect breakfast, snack, or dessert.




1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

1/2 cup brown sugar (light or dark)

1/4 cup canola oil

1 egg

1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

1/2 cup milk

Crumble Topping

1/2 cup plain cream cheese

4 tablespoons butter

1/3 cup brown sugar (light or dark)

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Glaze Topping

1/2 cup plain cream cheese

4 tablespoons butter

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon milk

1 cup powdered sugar


1. Make crumble topping: Place cream cheese in a medium bowl and microwave for 20 to 25 seconds. Place room temperature butter in the bowl with the cream cheese, and the butter will start to melt. Stir to combine.  Add the sugars, flour, and pumpkin pie spice to the bowl. Using a fork or pastry blender, blend until the mixture forms crumbs. Set aside.

2. Combine dry ingredients:  In a large bowl whisk (Affiliate Link) together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Set aside.

3. Combine wet ingredients: In a medium bowl whisk (Affiliate Link) together all of the wet ingredients until well combined.

4. Combine wet and dry ingredients: Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and gently mix until combined, there should be no more dry flour. The mixture will be thick.

5. Fill donut pan: Filling the donut pan (Affiliate Link) can be a bit messy which is why I recommend using a piping bag (Affiliate Link) or zip bag to fill the pan. Simply fill a pastry bag or zip bag with the batter, trim off the bottom tip, and squeeze the batter into the pan. 

6. Top donut batter with crumble and bake: Sprinkle crumble over the top of the donut batter and gently press the crumble down into the batter. Place as much as you can on the batter, trust me, you'll thank me later. So tasty!  Place pan in preheated oven and bake for 15 to 17 minutes.

7. Make glaze and drizzle: While donuts are cooling heat cream cheese in the microwave for 25 seconds in a med bowl.  Add the room temperature butter to the bowl with the cream cheese and whisk (Affiliate Link) together until smooth. Add milk and vanilla extract and continue to whisk (Affiliate Link) until combined. Sprinkle in 1/2 of powdered sugar and whisk (Affiliate Link) until combined. Add the other half of the sugar and mix until well combined. Transfer glaze to a piping bag (Affiliate Link) and drizzle over the donuts.

8. Serve and enjoy or save for later.


1. Any dairy or non-dairy milk can be used in this recipe.