These festive pumpkin doughnuts are baked rather than fried. They hold well at room temperature for several hours, but are most delicious when they are still warm. Source: EatingWell Magazine, December 1997

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a 6-mold mini Bundt pan with cooking spray. Coat the molds with 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar, tapping out the excess.

  • Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl. Whisk egg, buttermilk, brown sugar, pumpkin, oil and lemon zest in another large bowl. Add the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.

  • Spoon about 1/4 cup batter into each mold. (You will use half the batter.)

  • Bake the doughnuts until puffed and browned, 14 to 15 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Loosen the edges and invert the doughnuts onto a wire rack.

  • Clean the pan, and coat it with cooking spray and the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar. Repeat steps 2-4 with the remaining batter. Serve the same day.


Make Ahead Tip: Hold at room temperature for 6 hours

Equipment: 6-mold mini Bundt pan

Nutrition Facts

208 calories; total fat 4.3g 7% DV; saturated fat 0.6g; cholesterol 16mg 5% DV; sodium 366mg 15% DV; potassium 107mg 3% DV; carbohydrates 39.5g 13% DV; fiber 1.1g 5% DV; sugar 22g; protein 3.5g 7% DV; exchange other carbs 3; vitamin a iu 1623IU; vitamin c 1mg; folate 65mcg; calcium 86mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 12mg; thiaminmg; added sugar 21g.

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Rating: 5 stars
Donuts tasted great but I destroyedhalf of them getting them out of the pan. The granulated sugar made them stick like crazy. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
So Yummy! I just made these today and I love them! It's 3 in the afternoon and the kids are already eating them! I used a donut pan instead of the pan the called for and it made 18 donuts! I will be making these many times! Pros: Taste Great fast and easy Read More