At our house, a donut is the perfect weekend treat. I do not have much of a sweet tooth, but there is something about the smell of a hot, fresh donut. The minute I walk into a donut shop, I become weak at the knees and want to fill a giant pink box full of the amazing morsels. When I was younger, my grandma used to take my sisters and I almost every weekend to a local donut shop. We would rummage through a drawer where my grandma kept change and would collect just enough coins to buy our favorite treats. I can remember my order so vividly that every time I think about it, my mouth starts to water for sugar, glaze and rainbow sprinkles. Dan also has fond memories of getting donuts on the weekends. On Sunday mornings with his dad, he would go with his brothers to pick up a box of donuts. Every time Dan reminisces about those sweet memories with his dad, we both feel compelled to buy a donut and savor it together.
Given our love for this wonderful pastry, we knew we needed to make one for our blog. We had never had a chai donut or a pumpkin donut, so combining the two flavors seemed extremely exciting. Being able to enjoy this delicious treat and make it by ourselves made this little adventure even more enticing. With a donut pan, these pumpkin chai donuts are very simple to make. Coming from someone who is not so skilled at baking, this truly means that they are a piece of cake. After mixing, baking and glazing in a matter of minutes, it was clear that these donuts are beyond easy to make. Best of all, they taste like a sweet bite of fall, melting in your mouth.
If you are out of ideas for what to make for guests this holiday for breakfast, I would look no further than these very simple and tasty pumpkin chai donuts. Kids will love to help prepare them and lick the delicious batter. Being able to fill the kitchen with more sweet pumpkin smells will be a pure delight in the morning. If not for breakfast, these donuts would also be perfect for a late night snack with coffee. However you enjoy them, please create your own amazing donut memories. These sweet treats are so delicious and just by making them, you will be adding some holiday joy to your breakfast.
Adapted from Baked Chai Donut Recipe from Inspired by This