Baked Pumpkin Donuts

Sometimes words are just superfluous…not needed. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I say these pumpkin donuts need neither a detailed description nor an elaborate post. Trust me  – these are delicious and perfect for anytime snacking aka ‘sweet cravings’.  And plenty of reasons for you to not feel guilty.  # 1: These are baked – none of that deep fried stuff.  #2: They have the goodness of pumpkin in them #3: It is made of part whole wheat flour.  #4: You can bake them in mini donut pans to get mini donuts

Actually about #4 I am not sure if there is any real benefit to that. You see …I baked 6 large and 12 mini ones and I don’t know where the mini donuts went! I could not get even a single picture of them.!  So maybe its best to stick to the regular size ones 🙂

OK that’s it. Not saying anything more. As it is I am so behind in my posts -have been very busy lately with work and other things. So although I have been cooking and baking as usual, have not been able to find time to write up. Need to get to my next post and need to bake these donuts once again pretty soon too – the kids have been demanding them:)  I am bringing these delectable goodies to Fiesta Friday this week.

Btw for the donut baking pan, I could not find it easily in stores and finally ordered it from And now that I made these donuts for the first time, I am pretty sure that I will be using these pans a lot!

Baked Pumpkin Donuts

  • Time: About 45 minutes
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  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups pumpkin purée (canned pumpkin)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice, (or a mix of ground cinnamon plus ground nutmeg and ground ginger)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cups + 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour

For cinnamon sugar coating:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice


Preheat your oven to 350°F.

Take a large mixing bowl and add the olive oil, eggs, sugar and pumpkin puree and blend well using an electric hand mixer.

In a large parchment paper or tray, measure the flours, add the salt,baking powder and the pumpkin pie spice and mix well preferably using a large sieve.

Add the flour mixture slowly into the mixing bowl in 3 -4 batches until all flour is incorporated and you get a smooth batter.

Pour batter into lightly greased donut pans using a small spoon or by piping it using a ziploc bag.

Bake at 350 deg F (or 180 deg C) for about 18-20 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the donut comes out clean.

Take the donuts out of the oven and let cool for 5 minutes.

While the donuts are cooling, mix the granulated sugar and cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice in a ziploc bag.  Add the warm donuts into this mixture to coat evenly and place on a tray. Sprinkle/ dust with confectioner’s sugar.












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  1. I’ll have mine warm please – they look absolutely delicious Indu!! And I love that you have baked them – with pumpkin, that’s almost a healthy snack, right?!! Thanks for sharing them with us at Fiesta Friday!

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