What better way to celebrate the arrival of pumpkin season than whipping up a batch of these one bowl 3-Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Latte Donuts! No pumpkin pie spice, brown sugar, vanilla extract, eggs, vegetable oil or butter needed to make these pumpkin treats. And no special equipment (food processor, electric mixer, etc.) is needed either, other than a donut pan.
If you are a first time donut baker, you are in for a treat. The batter mixes together in minutes and only needs about 10 minutes to bake. You get all the pumpkin spice flavor, thanks to the pumpkin puree and spice cake mix, with a little touch of coffee for good measure. A homemade dairy-free treat the whole family can enjoy.
How Many Calories and WW Points in these Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts?
How to Make Pumpkin Spice Latte Baked Donuts
Step 1: Gather and prepare ingredients:
- Instant coffee powder
- Spice cake mix
- Canned pumpkin purée (not pumpkin pie filling)
Step 2: Preheat oven to 400F degrees. Spray a donut pan (6 cavity) with non-stick spray and set aside.
Step 3: Add coffee powder to a mixing bowl and dissolve in ½ cup hot water.
Step 4: Stir in cake mix and pumpkin until thoroughly mixed and smooth with no lumps.
Step 5: Distribute batter evenly between doughnut pan cavities, using either a spoon or piping it in with a pastry bag. If you don't have a pastry bag, you can add the donut batter to a large Ziplock plastic bag, squeeze out the excess air and snip off one corner and pipe batter directly in the pan.
Pro tip: Smoothing out the tops will make for better looking donuts.
Step 6: Bake about 10-12 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in a donut comes out clean, or with a few small crumbs.
Step 7: Allow donuts to cool in the pan before removing to a wire rack to cool completely to room temperature.
Step 8: If desired, sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving. (The pumpkin makes these donuts extremely moist, so any powdered sugar is likely to absorb quickly.)
Step 9: Store leftover donuts in an airtight container.
Watch this video to see how easy it is to use a Ziploc bag for piping batter:
Make these homemade donuts extra special by skipping the can and making your own pressure cooker pumpkin purée!
If you need to stack your leftovers, it's best to separate the donuts with a layer of wax paper.
Serve these donuts plain or sprinkled with powdered sugar or a simple cinnamon sugar mixture along with your favorite fall drink—from apple cider to a hot cup of coffee.
I substituted espresso powder for the instant coffee granules since that's what I had on hand.
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Baked Pumpkin Spice Latte Donuts
- 2 tablespoons instant coffe granules (I used instant espresso powder/granules)
- 1-¾ cups spice cake mix (I used Duncan Hines Perfectly Moist)
- ¾ cup canned pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
- sprinkled of powdered sugar, cinnamon, sugar, etc.
- Preheat oven to 400F degrees. Spray a donut pan (6 cavity) with nonstick baking spray and set aside.
- Add coffee powder to a mixing bowl and dissolve in ½ cup hot water.
- Stir in cake mix and pumpkin until thoroughly mixed and smooth with no lumps.
- Distribute batter evenly between donut pan cavities, using either a spoon or piping it in with a pastry bag. If you don't have a pastry bag, you can add the batter to a large Ziploc bag, squeeze out the excess air and snip off one corner and add the batter to the pan. Pro tip: Smoothing out the tops will make for better looking donuts.
- Bake about 10-12 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in a donut comes out clean, or with a few small crumbs.
- Allow donuts to cool in the pan for at least 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
- If desired, sprinkle with powdered sugar (or cinnamon-sugar mixture) before serving. (The pumpkin makes these donuts extremely moist, so any powdered sugar is likely to absorb quickly.)
- Store leftover donuts in an airtight container.
Recipe source: Hungry Girl Magazine , Fall 2021
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
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