Baked Pumpkin Donuts

Baked Pumpkin Donuts

This healthy baked pumpkin donuts recipe is easy to make and irresistibly delicious! These homemade pumpkin donuts are moist, fluffy, and ready in under 30 minutes! They're baked and not fried and made with whole wheat flour! 
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword baked pumpkin donuts, healthy pumpkin donuts, pumpkin donuts, pumpkin glazed donuts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 Donuts
Calories 274.3kcal
Author Laura


Pumpkin Donuts

Cinnamon Glaze


Make the Pumpkin Donuts: 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  • Grease a 6-well standard donut pan, set aside.
  • In a small bowl combine dry ingredients (flours, baking powder, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, sea salt) and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin and melted butter until smooth and combined.
  • Add egg, milk and vanilla and stir to combine.
  • Add brown sugar and stir until it’s completely combined and dissolved into the batter.
  • Add the dry ingredients and stir until everything is combined and the batter is homogenous (uniform throughout).
  • Transfer batter from the mixing bowl into a quart Ziploc bag or piping bag. If using a plastic bag, cut off one tip of the bag.
  • Pipe batter into the wells of the donut pan.
  • Use your finger to smooth out any air pockets.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the tops spring back when touched and are slightly golden brown.
  • Let sit in the donut pan for 5 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Make the glaze:

  • In a medium bowl, combine powdered sugar and cinnamon.
  • Add 2 TBS milk and stir to combine.
  • The mixture should be firm but flowy (easily poured with a spoon but not liquidy).
  • If necessary, add more milk ½ tsp at a time (a little goes a long way).

Glaze the donuts:

  • Once the pumpkin donuts are completely cooled, apply the glaze in one of two ways:
  • 1) Dip the tops of the donuts in the bowl filled with glaze and then set on a wire cooling rack to harden.
  • 2) Use a spoon and scoop the glaze onto the donuts. Let sit on the wire cooling rack to harden.
  • Let the glazed pumpkin donuts sit at room temperature or in the refrigerator until glaze is hardened, then enjoy!



Serving: 1donut (with glaze) | Calories: 274.3kcal | Carbohydrates: 60.2g | Protein: 4.2g | Fat: 5.2g | Saturated Fat: 2.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.3g | Cholesterol: 42.4mg | Sodium: 225mg | Potassium: 120.2mg | Fiber: 2.1g | Sugar: 38.5g | Vitamin A: 1445IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 1.7mg