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Weight Watchers Baked Apple Cinnamon Doughnuts Recipe

These WW friendly baked apple cinnamon donuts satisfy my sweet tooth without resulting in a sugar high/crash! And much lower in fat/sugar than bakeshop, donut shop and grocery store doughnuts.
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
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (or cinnamon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  • Heat the oven to 350F degrees.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, spice(s) and salt.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the sugar, applesauce, milk, egg, oil and vanilla.
  • Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the applesauce 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 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.

Recipe Notes

Baked Pumpkin Donut Recipe Variation: Substitute pure canned pumpkin for the applesauce for healthy baked pumpkin doughnuts.
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.
I sprinkled mine with a little cinnamon and sugar and drizzled them with icing I made by stirring together 2 heaping tablespoons of confectioners' sugar with 1-2 teaspoons of apple juice (water or milk would work too) to achieve a drizzling consistency.
Serving size: 1 doughnut
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *4
Weight Watchers SmartPoints: *5
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *5
Nutrition Facts
Weight Watchers Baked Apple Cinnamon Doughnuts Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 doughnut)
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: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked donuts, breakfast pastry, healthy doughnuts