Well I failed at getting a pumpkin donut recipe baked yesterday like I planned, but this morning after I had a coffee, I got right to work. I was to have company come for coffee this afternoon, and thought it would be a nice treat! (Once I found out company wasn’t coming, my kids devoured most of them!)
This recipe is based on Oh She Glow’s Pumpkin Spice Donuts… It is no longer vegan as I used real butter and milk. It is however egg-free.
Pumpkin Spice Mini Donuts
- 6 T skim milk + 3/4 tsp white vinegar
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
- 1/4 c organic raw sugar
- 3 T unsweetened applesauce
- 2 T lightly packed brown sugar
- 2 T melted butter
- 2 t baking powder
- 1/4 t baking soda
- 1 3/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 t sea salt (ground)
- 1 c all-purpose flour
- 1/2 c whole wheat pastry flour
- 2 T melted butter
- 3 T raw sugar
- 2 T cinnamon
Using a disposable pastry bag pip around inner ring on pan, if you do not have one you can use a ziplock baggie, however I recommend using a freezer grade one as a sandwich one will break easily as the dough is thick. Or make a parchment cone. Smooth out dough with damp fingers.
Place in the oven for approximately 10 minutes, or till the donuts spring back up when pressed.
I immediately removed donuts from pan and put them on a wire rack to cool, as I only have one mini pan, and needed to clean and use it for a second batch.
Optional topping: Melt the 2 T of butter and combine the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl or plate.
I dipped the mini donut top barely in the butter and set back on the wire rack and let sit for a couple minutes, as I found when dipping in the sugar right away way too much sugar mixture stayed on the top. I was going for a light coating.
As much as the topping is optional, it really makes the donut taste, well… like a donut. It still maintains a lower calorie count that a fried donut using this method, and well if it doesn’t taste good it’s not worth eating in my opinion!!
Nutritional info without topping: 44cal, 1g protein, 8g carbs, 1g fat
…with topping (approx): 51cal, 1g protein, 9g carbs, 2g fat