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.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, December 1997


Recipe Summary

2 hrs
Nutrition Profile:


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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; protein 3.5g 7% DV; carbohydrates 39.5g 13% DV; dietary fiber 1.1g 5% DV; sugars 22.4g; fat 4.3g 7% DV; saturated fat 0.6g 3% DV; cholesterol 16.3mg 5% DV; vitamin a iu 1622.7IU 33% DV; vitamin c 0.9mg 2% DV; folate 65.1mcg 16% DV; calcium 85.7mg 9% DV; iron 1.4mg 8% DV; magnesium 11.9mg 4% DV; potassium 107mg 3% DV; sodium 366mg 15% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 18% DV; 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