Pumpkin Donuts Recipe

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These made-from-scratch Pumpkin Donuts are easy and versatile.  Top them with one of the options below or your own favorites. Enjoy them as a snack or pair them with some fresh fruit and Greek yogurt for a balanced breakfast.

Some mornings just require donuts. But when Autumn rolls around, you need a special kind of donut. A pumpkin donut!

Clean Eating Pumpkin Donuts
  • These pumpkin donuts are a healthy alternative to greasy, carby fried doughnuts.
  • These are made with all natural ingredients and no refined sugars or fats.

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Recipe originally shared by a fellow blogger, Kristen at My Mission Impossible. This blog is no longer in existence.

Clean Eating Pumpkin Donuts

Pumpkin Donuts Recipe

Recipe Notes: Another variation I've tried is using two egg whites instead of the whole egg and ¼ cup raw coconut crystals in place of the stevia. For the frosting we've also used nonfat plain Greek yogurt with a packet of stevia and a few drops of vanilla extract.
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 donuts
Calories: 75kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry

Ingredients

Donuts

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. baking powder
  • tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or plain)
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 4 packets stevia

Glaze

  • ½ scoop whey protein powder (I used cinnamon swirl but vanilla is fine too)
  • 1 tbsp. unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or plain)
  • ½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • stevia to taste if needed

Instructions

  • Prehat oven to 350° F.
  • Whisk all ingredients together and carefully pour into doughnut pan. Don’t fill too high or you won’t have a hole in the middle of your doughnut!
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until done.
  • For the glaze, simply whisk all the ingredients together in a small mixing bowl and pour over the donuts after they have cooled.

Notes

Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition

Serving: 1donut | Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 130mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1230IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg

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24 Comments

  1. Donna Gehlken says:

    I can’t wait to try these. I love anything pumpkin. Are these a different recipe than your other doughnuts? I made those and they were pretty good. Thanks.

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Yes, this is a different recipe.

  2. Danielle @ itsaharleyyylife says:

    mm donuts are delicious! I have a little donut maker that I could put this recipe in! yummy!

  3. graciouspantry says:

    Hmmm…. I wonder if it’s dependent on the brand of protein powder you use perhaps? I’ll have to ask her and see what she used.

  4. graciouspantry says:

    Try hemp milk or coconut milk. I would think that any milk would work.

  5. graciouspantry says:

    Oh! Well that explains the green color. Spirulina is green.

    1. Well that’s good to know – thanks! It doesn’t have a green tint in the container, so I wouldn’t have guessed that was it. Thanks for diagnosing for me!

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  7. graciouspantry says:

    I’m not sure. I leave it up to my guest bloggers to provide that. You can use any calculator on the web site figure the data.

  8. GiGi Eats Celebrities says:

    These look ABSOLUTELY scrumptious! Totally wish I still ate sugar & flour – LOL

  9. Looks yummy! Great snack for over the holidays!

  10. graciouspantry says:

    I’m not sure, but I can try to find out.

  11. Lori MacKenzie says:

    Oops… please change my last comment… it should have said that I am looking forward, not that I am NOT looking forward… So sorry about that!!!!

  12. how many calories per donut?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Af – Sorry, you’d have to enter the recipe into a recipe calculator. This information was not provided to me by the person who shared the recipe.

  13. Kristy warren says:

    How do we prepare the glaze? There are no instructions for it. Unless, when she said whisk all ingredients together she meant the glaze ingredients too, bit I imagine not.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Kristy – Sorry about that. Just updated the post.

  14. Do you think I could just make this in a cake pan instead of into donuts?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Megan – It might be okay, but you’d probably have to play around with the baking time a bit. Let me know how it turns out!

  15. Christina says:

    I only have liquid stevia. Can I substitute that for the packets? If so, how much would I use? I can’t wait to try these. I think my boys will really like them. Thank you!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Christina – I’m sure you could, but you’d have to google a stevia substitution chart. I’m not sure what the exchange is. Let me know how they turn out!

  16. Made these with maple extract since I ran out of vanilla. So yummy! Thank you for the recipe. I didn’t realize that the recipe yields 12 mini donuts or 6 large donuts, so I had extra batter to make another batch 🙂

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Daniele – Wonderful! So glad you enjoyed them! 🙂

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