As the morning temperatures drop, the crisp aroma of fall leaves wafts through the windows and my cat chases patches of sunlight as though he too senses the impending change. I find myself craving a sweet breakfast to pair with my morning Americano; preferably spice doughnuts dipped in luscious brown butter glaze.

Spice Doughnuts with Brown Butter Glaze | Tutti Dolci

A touch of yeast gives these doughnuts a light and tender texture but there’s no need to wait for the batter to rise, so you can easily satisfy your doughnut desires in mere minutes. Perfectly spiced and glossed with glaze, doughnuts must be the epitome of fall bliss.

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