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Baked Pumpkin Donuts

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These delicious baked pumpkin donuts are easy to make and perfect for any time of year. The pumpkin makes these a little healthy, right?! They definitely fit for a WW-friendly breakfast any time of the week!

It’s not difficult to make baked donuts. They’re actually easier than you might think and they’re fun to make AND eat.

If you have kids at home, these baked pumpkin donuts are a great treat that they can help make. These donuts also have the added benefit of being on the healthier side so you don’t have to feel guilty about serving them up for a snack, breakfast on the go, and an anytime dessert.

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Baked pumpkin donuts pin ready to eat

If you’ve never made homemade donuts you are missing out! It’s really simple and the end result is a delicious treat that you can feel good about enjoying.

For those of you on the Weight Watchers program you can feel good about enjoying these donuts as well, more on that below!

Finished baked pumpkin donuts ready to eat

Do you have to let baked donuts rise?

Nope, these donuts don’t require any special preparation. You’ll see that in just a few simple steps you can create homemade baked pumpkin donuts with little to no effort.

Some baked goods and especially things like bread, bagels, and even donuts can need time to rise. That’s not the case with this quick baked donut recipe.

We’re not frying these donuts so you really don’t have to worry much about the extra steps involved in a traditional donut recipe.

a close up view of the finished baked pumpkin donuts

Can I make these donuts with other flavors?

This particular recipe uses the pumpkin to add moisture, flavor, and a little bit of added nutrition so in this case the recipe really only works as a pumpkin flavor.

That being said, donuts, and especially baked donuts are really easy to make in different flavors like Baked Strawberry Donuts Recipe or even goofy recipes like The Most Delicious Weight Watchers Mac and Cheese Donuts!

top down look at the finished baked pumpkin donuts ready to serve.

What do I need to make baked donuts at home?

For these baked donuts and their topping you will need flour, baking soda, baking powder, eggs, salt, pumpkin spice, butter, brown sugar, white sugar, pumpkin puree, heavy cream, vanilla, and cooking spray. 

I’ve never tried to make these particular donuts gluten free but a good 1 to 1 baking mix could be substituted and it would work out pretty well I think. Definitely let us know in the comments below if you do that!

Don’t forget that you can find the full amounts, step by step instructions, nutritional estimates, and more in the recipe card at the bottom of the post. It’s a helpful resource that you can also keep on hand while preparing the donuts, everything prints on one easy sheet!

ingredients needed to make baked pumpkin donuts at home.

Here are some kitchen essentials that I like to have on hand when making recipes like this:

Making tasty treats is a breeze with these kitchen essentials. Keeping things like this on hand makes my life so much easier in the kitchen.

Some things that are great to have on hand when prepping recipes like this is a cutting board, sharp knives, and storage containers.

You can also benefit from baking pans, a kitchen scale, measuring cups, and these mixing bowls!!

baked pumpkin donuts ready to serve.

How to make baked pumpkin donuts:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. 

a look at the finished baked pumpkin donuts.

Spray nonstick cooking spray into the wells of a donut pan.

brown sugar and butter

In a mixing bowl combine softened butter and both brown and white sugar.

white sugar adding

Cream together for 1 minute.

Add eggs, pumpkin puree and heavy cream and mix until smooth. 

adding eggs.

Add in vanilla and stir for a few seconds.

dry ingredients mixing together

In a second mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and pumpkin spice. Stir together until well mixed.

adding pumpkin.

Begin adding the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring as you add. Mix until everything is well blended.

adding the dry ingredients

With a small spoon, carefully spoon the batter into the wells of the donut pan, filling ⅔ full. You could also transfer the batter to a piping bag, and fill the wells of the pan, if you prefer.

batter in the donut pan

Place the donut pans onto a cookie sheet, and bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Test with your finger for doneness. If you press into the donut lightly, the dough should bounce back. If your finger imprint stays, bake for a few more moments. 

donuts ready for the oven.

Allow to cool for about 5 minutes, in the donut pans before transferring to a wire rack. 

Finished baked pumpkin donuts

When all of the donuts are on the wire rack, brush melted butter over the tops of the donuts and then sprinkle the brown sugar and pumpkin spice mixture over top. 

Baked pumpkin donuts ready to eat.

This donut makes about 18 donuts, or 36 if you use a mini donut pan.

Can I have this recipe on Weight Watchers?

Weight Watchers newest program, Personal Points, caters a plan to each individual. Their plan is still relatively the same in that you can eat anything you like you just need to track it and stay without your points ranges for the day / week.

Now that the plan is different for each and every individual there’s not really a way for us to provide the points for you. We recommend that you use the recipe creator on the app or the website to create the recipe based on the ingredients / brands you use and then you’ll know for sure how to track this recipe for your Personal Points plan!

finished baked donuts ready to eat.

Need more delicious recipes to try?

Here are some other recipes that we think you will enjoy. There’s some other tasty donuts, and some easy pumpkin recipes that you won’t want to miss out on!

Printable Homemade Baked Pumpkin Donuts Recipe:

Yield: 18 Donuts

Baked Pumpkin Donuts

featured image showing the finished baked pumpkin donuts ready to eat.

These delicious baked pumpkin donuts are easy to make and perfect for any time of year. The pumpkin makes these a little healthy, right?!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of pumpkin spice
  • ½ cup of softened butter
  • ½ cup of packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup of white sugar
  • 1 cup of pure pumpkin puree
  • ⅓ cup of heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • For topping:
  • ¼ cup of Brown sugar and 2 teaspoons of pumpkin spice, mixed together.
  • 2 tablespoons of melted butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Spray nonstick cooking spray into the wells of a donut pan.
  3. In a mixing bowl combine softened butter and both brown and white sugar.
  4. Cream together for 1 minute.
  5. Add eggs, pumpkin puree and heavy cream and mix until smooth.
  6. Add in vanilla and stir for a few seconds.
  7. In a second mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and pumpkin spice. Stir together until well mixed.
  8. Begin adding the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring as you add. Mix until everything is well blended.
  9. With a small spoon, carefully spoon the batter into the wells of the donut pan, filling ⅔ full.
  10. You could also transfer the batter to a piping bag, and fill the wells of the pan, if you prefer.
  11. Place the donut pans onto a cookie sheet, and bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Test with your finger for doneness. If you press into the donut lightly, the dough should bounce back. If your finger imprint stays, bake for a few more moments.
  12. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes, in the donut pans before transferring to a wire rack.
  13. When all of the donuts are on the wire rack, brush melted butter over the tops of the donuts and then sprinkle the brown sugar and pumpkin spice mixture over top.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

18

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 187Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 43mgSodium 168mgCarbohydrates 25gFiber 1gSugar 14gProtein 2g

As with any of our recipes, carb counts, calorie counts, WW points and nutritional information varies greatly. As a result, your nutritional content depends on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish. The auto-calculation is just an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.

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