Beat eggs, sugar and vanilla together and then add the milk slowly–beat. Add the canned pumpkin, continue to beat until ingredients are well blended.
Add the dry ingredients and beat until smooth and creamy.
Pour batter into a squeeze bottle or funnel
When the oil becomes hot, squeeze the batter into the shape you want your mini cakes to be (I only do one at a time)
Move the funnel around to make designs - if you are super creative you can write things, make special designs, etc.
Brown on both sides...which for minis took about 30 seconds on each side. Remove from hot oil and drain on a dry paper towel.
In a small bowl combine powdered sugar and cinnamon. Using a sifter, sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture over the funnel cake crispies.