Weight Watchers Friendly Healthy Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts
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Healthy Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts Recipe

These lightened up cake-like pumpkin donuts are as easy to make as muffins!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 148
Author: Martha McKinnon | Simple Nourished Living


  • 1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour (I used white whole-wheat flour)
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  • Heat the oven to 350F degrees.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  • In another bowl whisk together the sugar, pumpkin, milk, egg, oil and vanilla.
  • Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the pumpkin mixture. Using a spoon mix until just combined. Do not overmix or the doughnuts will be tough.
  • Use a pastry bag or large plastic bag to pipe the mixture into the 6-count donut pan. Alternatively, you can spoon the batter into the molds, but the finished doughnuts may not appear as even.
  • Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until the tops spring back when pressed gently around the edges.
  • Place the pan on a wire rack and let the doughnuts cool for 10 minutes.
  • Run a knife around the inside of the molds to release the doughnuts. Invert the donuts on the rack and cool completely, or enjoy warm.
  • The doughnuts can be eaten as is, sprinkled with powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar, or decorated with your favorite icing and chopped nuts and/or candy sprinkles.

Recipe Notes

Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts Recipe Variation:
Substitute applesauce for pumpkin to make healthy baked applesauce doughnuts.
Serving size: 1 pumpkin donut
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *4
Weight Watchers SmartPoints: *5
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *5
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 pumpkin donut)
Calories 148 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 4g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Bread, Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy donuts, low fat doughnuts