Baked Pumpkin Donuts

4.67 from 15 votes

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Baked Pumpkin Dounts come from a healither donut recipe that is perfect for fall and the holiday season.

Everyone loves waking up to donuts and no other variety screams of fall more so than pumpkin donuts.

Baked and not fried, this pumpkin recipe lets you have a second donut without feeling any guilt!

A stack of baked pumpkin donuts.
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What’s in them?

We are a family who loves our pumpkin recipes and also our donuts,

Ingredients for baked pumpkin donuts

The beautiful thing about this baked donut recipe is that you can make it your own.

Add whatever spices sound good to you.

  • Ginger
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Cloves
  • Pumpkin Spice

How to Make Pumpkin Donuts

To this mixture, we combine the usual baking suspects of flour, sugar, butter, and a raising agent, baking powder.

This donut recipe comes out of the oven instead of the deep fryer, saving you fat calories you can use by sneaking in just one more donut, should you choose.

You won’t be judged.

Three pumpkin donuts stacked on a plate with a glass of milk

After the pumpkin donuts come out of the oven, they are allowed to cool for a bit.

Then we remove them from their pan and give then a  quick dip in butter just before dredging the baked donuts in a mixture of sugar and cinnamon.

What could be better?

A close up of pumpkin doughnuts and a cup of coffee, with Pumpkin

As you can see from the above photos, we made a couple of mini donuts as well and then coated them in white powdered sugar for a yummy alternative coating.

These just may be the best donuts that I’ve ever made and I’m happy to report that when served to our weekend guests, they all had the same reaction.

This autumn season, be sure and try this low-fat recipe for pumpkin donuts.

They are incredibly delicious.

These Baked Pumpkin Donuts are tailor-made to dunk in your beverage of choice, we strongly suggest a cup of hot java or a glass of cold milk.

Either do the trick quite nicely!

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Baked Pumpkin Donuts

4.67 from 15 votes
Baked Savory Donuts from Your Oven. Simple to make and perfect for fall.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Yield: 12 servings


For the Donuts

  • 1.25 cup flour, all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 pinch salt

For the Coating

  • 4 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350° F and apply a coating of non-stick baking spray to a donut pan.
  • Using a medium size mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients for the donuts and use a fork to mix thoroughly.
  • Use a spoon to transfer batter to the donut baking pan, evenly distributing it between six donut forms. Place in oven and bake for about 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean, after inserting it.
  • Allow to cool about 15 minutes on cooling wrack. Meanwhile, prepare coating by  melting butter in a bowl large enough to accommodate a donut. In separate bowl of same size, combine sugar and cinnamon for the coating process as well.
  • Remove donuts from pan and dip in butter, allow to drip for a minute and then roll in sugar and cinnamon mixture. Enjoy with a hot cup of coffee or a  cold glass of milk.



Calories: 198kcal, Carbohydrates: 34g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 16mg, Sodium: 61mg, Potassium: 88mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 23g, Vitamin A: 990IU, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 50mg, Iron: 0.9mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Updated from the original post of October 5, 2017

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  1. 5 stars
    Super easy – Super delicious! The flavor is spot on. I doubled the recipe, however not the topping. They were a hit!

  2. Perfect for fall, I can’t wait for it! Our favorite time of year is fall and we love pumpkin things 🙂 I have had the glazed store bought ones, but these sound and look so much better. We will definitely be making these!

    1. Thanks, Dawn. This is a fun fall recipe to make and a great time to get the kids in the kitchen as well!

  3. I have never tried baked donuts, but your recipe seems truly mouth-watering! Can I use coconut milk for preparing them?

    1. Hi, thanks for the great question. I think that coconut milk would only make these taste better!

  4. 5 stars
    Great recipe Dan- we love donuts and baked in the oven is the way to go! Love the sugar coating too! Thanks again!

  5. 5 stars
    These pumpkin doughnuts looks like the perfect treat to start the weekend! I love all things pumpkin this time of year! And these are perfect! Yum!

  6. 5 stars
    I can’t believe I have never made donuts before. They are one of our favorite treats. These pumpkin donuts looks and sound PERFECT!!!!

    1. Thanks so much Brandi, I hope you try these soon. You won’t believe how delicious they taste!

  7. 5 stars
    I am totally hooked on doughnuts and it doesn’t help that Mesa is full of doughnut shops. All fried and tasty! But when I make doughnuts at home it is a complete mess. I love baked doughnuts and these are no exception.