Cute mini pumpkin doughnuts for babies are actually just as much for Mum. Because if I am being honest I may have eaten more of these goodies than my little Oscar! Babies and toddlers love doughnuts. I’m going to go on a whim and say it’s mostly the fun shape.
A Fun Doughnut Game for Toddlers
We’ve been practicing our ABC’s lately and one of our fun ways to recognize letters is with our food. So with these little pumpkin doughnuts we were able to make the letters O, C, M, U, S, and W. Oscar loved the game and the pumpkin doughnuts!
Preparing the Pumpkin
Ok, back to the pumpkin doughnuts… I like to roast my own pumpkin because it adds to the richness in flavour but you can absolutely use tinned pumpkin too. You can find tinned 100% pumpkin puree at Dunnes stores. You’ll want to use about the same weight of pumpkin puree as fresh roasted pumpkin, so be sure to measure.
I love this caramel glaze! It is refined sugar free, however I do often leave the glaze off for the smaller babies. The pumpkin doughnuts also keep better if you do not pour the glaze over until you’re ready to serve. I also like to crush pistachios with a mortar for a decorative and flavorful topping (again, not for smaller babies).
How to Store Pumpkin Doughnuts
Mini pumpkin doughnuts can be kept in an airtight container on the counter for about 2-3 days and just a little longer in the refrigerator. These mini doughnuts can also be frozen (without glaze) for about 4-6 weeks. Just be sure they are completely cooled before placing in an airtight freezer bag or container. Freeze immediately.
This recipe is sponsored by Dunnes Stores and you can find all of the amazing ingredients in-store! If you make this recipe please do tag me on Instagram #babyledfeeding! I always love seeing your creations.