Healthy Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 20 min 6
Healthy Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts
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1 cup Whole wheat pastry flour (I used white whole wheat flour)
3/4 tsp Baking powder
3/4 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Nutmeg, ground
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
1/3 cup Granulated sugar
1/2 cup Pumpkin purée, canned
1/4 cup Partly skimmed milk, 2% M.F.
1 large Egg
1 tsp Canola oil
1/2 tsp Vanilla extract, pure


Heat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.

In another bowl whisk together the sugar, pumpkin, milk, egg, oil and vanilla.

Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the pumpkin mixture. Using a spoon mix until just combined. Do not overmix or the doughnuts will be tough. Use a pastry bag or large plastic bag to pipe the mixture into the donut pan. Alternatively, you can spoon the batter into the molds, but the finished doughnuts may not appear as even.

Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until the tops spring back when pressed gently around the edges. Place the pan on a wire rack and let the doughnuts cool for 10 minutes. Run a knife around the inside of the molds to release the doughnuts. Invert the donuts on the rack and cool completely, or enjoy warm.

The doughnuts can be eaten as is, sprinkled with powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar or decorated with your favorite icing and chopped nuts and/or candy sprinkles.


Substitute applesauce for pumpkin for healthy baked applesauce doughnuts.

* Weight Watchers Friendly

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 143
Calories from fat 20.6
Calories from saturated fat 5.1
Total Fat 2.3 g
Saturated Fat 0.6 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.9 g
Cholesterol 37 mg
Sodium 215 mg
Potassium 156 mg
Total Carbohydrate 28.4 g
Dietary Fiber 3.3 g
Sugars 12.4 g
Protein 3.6 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 0.9
Vegetables 0.3

Energy sources


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  • Zola Paget Zola Paget (Sept. 18, 2017, 11:52 a.m.)

    Would these work with a muffin pan if I adjust cooktime? I don't have a donut pan.

    • Ola Pabjas Ola Pabjas (Sept. 18, 2017, 1:49 p.m.)

      Sure it would! They may need a few more minutes than the recipe calls for. So just check on them diligently and insert a wooden skewer/toothpick into the centre when you think they're ready. If it comes out clean, they're done! :)