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Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts

These moist, flavorful pumpkin spice donuts are baked and not fried, contain NO OIL OR WHITE SUGAR and are also packed with protein, nutrients and fiber.  
Course Baked Goods, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword baked donuts, not fried donuts, pumpkin donuts
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 18
Calories 117kcal
Author Liz Della Croce



  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and spray a donut pan with non-stick spray.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients except the chopped nuts: whole wheat pastry flour, oats, brown sugar, wheat germ, flax seed meal, baking soda, salt, spices; set aside.
  • In a separate large bowl, whisk together wet ingredients: mashed banana, apple sauce, eggs, yogurt, pumpkin, molasses and vanilla.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir until just combined.
  • Gently fold the chopped walnuts into the mixture.
  • Using a large ice cream scoop, carefully divide mixture evenly among several donut pans or muffin tins if you do not have a donut pan. (See NOTE below if baking muffins.)
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • While donuts are baking, combine 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, 2 tablespoons of toasted wheat germ and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon in a small bowl for coating the donuts when they are warm.
  • After donuts have cooled for 10 minutes but are still slightly warm, carefully dip both sides into the cinnamon sugar mixture until evenly coated; let cool completely or serve warm.


Can I use this recipe to make muffins?

Yes. If making muffins, bake for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Do I need the wheat germ and flax seed and walnuts for this recipe?

No. Just swap out with equal parts flour.


Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 143mg | Potassium: 199mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2155IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1.1mg