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Baked Pumpkin Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts

Baked Pumpkin Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts -a healthy version that tastes just as delicious!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Pumpkin Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts
Servings: 24
Calories: 195kcal
Author: Jamielyn Nye


  • cooking spray with flour
  • 6 tablespoons canola or grapeseed oil
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 15 ounces can pumpkin puree
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup salted butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350º. Spray a doughnut pan with flour spray.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice. In a large bowl, whisk oil, 4 tbsp. melted butter, buttermilk, pumpkin puree and brown sugar until well combined. Beat in eggs. Add flour mixture and fold with a rubber spatula until the flour is incorporated.
  • Spoon the batter into a gallon-sized zip-top bag and use scissors to cut one of the corners open in a large hole. Squeeze the batter into the doughnut pans, filling about 3/4 full. Bake 30 minutes – a toothpick inserted into the center should come out clean.
  • Let cool in pans about 5 minutes, then tap out onto a cooling rack. Let cool another 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, melt 1/2 c. salted butter in a shallow bowl. Combine the sugar and cinnamon in another shallow bowl. Dip both sides of a doughnut in the butter first and then the cinnamon-sugar to coat the exterior well with the sugar. Return to the cooling rack and repeat with the rest of the doughnuts.
  • Any doughnuts that won’t be eaten that day will keep best in the freezer in a sealed bag or container. Let defrost on the counter about 30 minutes before eating.


Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 2960IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1.2mg