These perfectly golden, flaky Pumpkin Spice Croissant Doughnuts are ridiculously easy to make and utterly divine. Got 30 minutes? Then you have time to make these!
Time for another Pumpkin Spice recipe!!
I’m particularly excited about this one, I must say. These are not just normal doughnuts. Oh no, these are croissant doughnuts! Made by cutting croissant dough into rounds and then frying until golden.
I’ve wanted to play around with some sort of dough (be it puff or croissant) and make them into doughnuts for a while, but I kept putting it off. Then, the other day I saw a tube of Croissant dough in the supermarket and was like “YESSSS. OK, this is happening!” AND they’re being rolled in Pumpkin Spice sugar!
Of course, the original croissant-doughnut hybrid idea is not mine and is called a Cronut, but these aren’t cronuts, they are my super easy version, so I decided on Croissant Doughnuts instead.
As a food blogger and photographer, I get to make new things all the time. In fact, making something new is the best bit, I get so excited to see how it will turn out. Sometimes, there’s that apprehension that you’ve done something wrong and it will turn out terribly, but with these?
They turned out PERFECTLY. Dropping the dough into hot oil and seeing them start to bubble filled me with pure joy. There’s not much better in life than food that’s fried. Chips? Better when fried. Fish? Better when dipped in batter and fried.
Croissants? I now believe these are better fried too! Heck, they’re not something you’d want to eat every morning, but as a treat? They are out of this world!
The outside is golden and crisp, then you bite into a pillow of soft buttery, layered dough. All rolled in a spicy, sweet pumpkin spice sugar mix to finish them off.
I totally will not tell anyone if you make these, then eat them all yourself!Print