Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts

My kids are always asking for donuts. Especially this time of year when a certain coffee and donut chain comes out with really cute and festive doughnut ideas. I mean come on, it’s fun just getting a doughnut with sprinkles on it, but a doughnut that looks like a spider with a munchkin in the middle? That’s just genius and I even want one. But we can’t forget all the sugar and bad ingredients in those things. When I can make a healthy recipe alternative for my kids like this Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts Recipe it makes me very happy!

Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts Recipe you can feel good about eating!

Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts with Spice

Don’t get me wrong – I do buy doughnuts from a certain coffee and doughnut chain for my kids sometimes – more often during soccer season. It’s just fun – especially when they eat healthy the rest of the week. But these baked donuts are also a really fun treat that I think my kids are going to go crazy over!

Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts recipe

Don’t you love miniature anything? Miniature is just cute. And pumpkin spice is just delicious.

But pumpkin is actually healthy too! Woohoo! Check out these amazing reasons to bake up some baked pumpkin doughnuts today.

I just started air frying and found this amazing recipe for Air Fryer Doughnuts if you want to try a cinnamon treat next time.

pumpkins in patch

Health Benefits of Pumpkin

  1. It will fill you up – pumpkin pureé has only 50 calories per cup and 3 grams of fiber
  2. Rich in vitamin A and C
  3. Lowers blood pressure and cholesterol
  4. Rich in beta-carotene which helps prevent cancer
  5. Contains more potassium than bananas

There you have it. Now go make these cute little things.

More Pumpkin Goodness:
Healthy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Recipe
No Bake Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
Easy and Healthy Pumpkin Muffins Recipe

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Baked Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts
Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts Recipe
Healthier Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts

Healthier Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts


  • For the Donuts
  • ¼ Cup canola oil
  • 2 Large eggs
  • ½ Cup honey
  • ½ Cup pumpkin puree
  • ½ Cup flour
  • 1 Tsp pumpkin spice
  • ½ Tsp cinnamon
  • ½ Tsp nutmeg
  • ½ Tsp salt
  • 1 Tsp baking powder
  • 1 Cup flour
  • For the Topping
  • 3 Tbsps boiling water
  • 1/8 Cup cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsps honey
  • ½ Tsp cinnamon
  • 3 Drops orange coloring
  • ¼ Cup orange sprinkles


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl add the canola oil, eggs, flour, honey, pumpkin puree, salt, and baking powder.
  3. Beat on low speed until mixture is smooth.
  4. Spoon batter three-quarters of a way into lightly greased mini-donut pans.
  5. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Let cool then transfer to a flat dish.
  7. Cut out donut holes in the centers.
  8. Mix the water, cornstarch, honey, cinnamon, and orange coloring together.
  9. Dip the top of each doughnut into the mix.
  10. Garnish with orange sprinkles.
  11. Serve and enjoy.


For a bolder flavor add in ¼ tsp of ground ginger.

Easy and healthy pumpkin muffins

More Pumpkin Recipes

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