Pumpkin Doughnuts

Pumpkin Doughnuts

2 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, December 1997

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.

Ingredients 12 servings

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  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup canned unseasoned pumpkin puree
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest


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  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a 6-mold mini Bundt pan with cooking spray. Coat the molds with 1½ tablespoons granulated sugar, tapping out the excess.
  2. 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.
  3. Spoon about ¼ cup batter into each mold. (You will use half the batter.)
  4. 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.
  5. Clean the pan, and coat it with cooking spray and the remaining 1½ 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 information

  • Serving size: 1 doughnut
  • Per serving: 208 calories; 4 g fat(1 g sat); 1 g fiber; 40 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 65 mcg folate; 16 mg cholesterol; 22 g sugars; 21 g added sugars; 1,623 IU vitamin A; 1 mg vitamin C; 86 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 366 mg sodium; 107 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (32% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:

Reviews 2

September 17, 2017
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By: emsgems
Donuts tasted great but I destroyedhalf of them getting them out of the pan. The granulated sugar made them stick like crazy.
September 24, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
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
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