Clean Eating Pumpkin Donuts

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These clean 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.

~ While I’m busy getting settled from my move, I’ve invited a wonderful guest blogger to guest post here . I know you’ll love her amazing, clean eating recipe!

Clean Eating Pumpkin Donuts

The Blogger:

Hello Gracious Pantry readers!  My name is Kristin and I blog over at My Mission Impossible (Update: Blog no longer active) about my struggles as a working mother trying to keep her family healthy and happy.

The Recipe:

I’m honored to be here to share one of my family’s favorite new fall recipes with you.  I too am a clean-eater so you can rest assured that these are healthy and nutritious, and of course your mini chefs will love them as well!

My children inhaled these!  I couldn’t believe it. Usually they’ll be excited to taste something, take two bites and then whine about wanting something different!  I’ve stopped mentioning that things are healthy.  My daughter finished hers in about two seconds flat and my son happily followed suit.  Even my husband liked them, and he’s often the pickiest one!


Clean Eating Pumpkin Donuts

Clean Eating Pumpkin Donuts

Recipe Notes: Another variation I've tried is using two egg whites instead of the whole egg and 1/4 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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Servings: 8 donuts


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or plain)
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 4 packets stevia
  • 1/2 scoop whey protein powder (I used cinnamon swirl but vanilla is fine too)
  • 1 tbsp. unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or plain)
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • stevia to taste if needed


  • 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 at 350 F. 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.

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  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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