I don’t care that pumpkin goes hand in hand with fall, it’s Spring and these babies taste amazing with my morning cup of tea. No better way to start your day, than with a happy baby, cartoons, creamy earl grey, and one of these soft baked donuts in your hand.
I made these yesterday morning, and after posting a quick image on my instagram account, I knew I had to come through with posting the recipe asap on the site. If I waited, I would be in fear of my life, not sharing such an amazing recipe with you lovelies. You see, what’s so special about this recipe is that inside, their is no oil or butter. With an option of brushing on a wee bit of butter when they are done to dip them in a cinnamony-sugar concoction for some extra added yum factor. However with each Donut at 119 calories, why not go all out and add the sweetness on top for a measly 50 calories? I know I did, and I don’t regret it one bit.
So without further ado, here is your baked warm pumpkin donut recipe, you will forever cherish:
Warm and Spicy Baked Pumpkin Donuts | Makes 12 Donuts
1 3/4 cups flour1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 ¼ teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/3 cup applesauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
3. In a large bowl, whisk together applesauce, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, pumpkin, and milk until combined.
6. All while your little donut delights are cooling, melt your butter in one bowl and combine the sugar and cinnamon in another. When donuts are still warm, use a pastry brush to spread a thin layer of butter onto one side of each donut, dipping them into the cinnamon sugar mixture to coat.
Nutrition for 1 plain donut without topping