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Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts

Posted on | November 16, 2012 | 7 Comments

These delicious mini doughnuts will melt in your mouth. They are covered in cinnamon sugar and honestly, pumpkin and cinnamon are a match made in heaven. They make for a perfect autumn taste. And given these doughnuts are baked they’re healthier than their deep fried counterparts. Love it! 

I found this recipe on Hovkonditorn, a blog written by a Finn living in Singapore. Jump over to her blog for some tasty goodness.   

Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts


makes about 30 Mini Doughnuts

  • 50 g butter, soft
  • 1/4 cup / 45 g brown sugar
  • 1 small egg
  • 100 g / 3/4 cup + 1 tbsp flour (I used half whole spelt flour and half all-purpose flour)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch nutmeg
  • pinch ginger
  • pinch salt
  • 2 tbsp Greek yoghurt
  • 100 ml / 1/3 cup + 1 heaping tbsp pumpkin puree (I used homemade pumpkin puree which probably has a higher water content than the canned puree.)
  • cinnamon sugar (combine a little ground cinnamon with sugar)


Preheat the oven to 350°F /175°C.

With an electric mixer beat the butter and the sugar until the mix becomes light and fluffy. Mix in the egg. Sieve the flour over the mixture. Add the remaining ingredients and combine them.

Fill the batter into the mini doughnut pan and bake them for about 10 minutes. Take them out of the oven. Remove the doughnuts from the pan and roll them in the cinnamon sugar while they’re still warm.

Guten Appetit!

Gebackene Kürbisdoughnuts


für circa 30 Minidoughnuts

  • 50 g weiche Butter
  • 45 g brauner Zucker
  • 1 kleines Ei
  • 100 g Mehl  (Ich halbe 50 g normales Mehl und 50 g Vollkorndinkelmehl verwendet)
  • 1 TL Backpulver
  • 1/4 TL Zimt
  • eine groβzügige Prise Muskatnuβ
  • eine groβzügige Prise Ingwer
  • eine Prise Salz
  • 2 EL griechischen Joghurt
  • 100 ml Kürbispüree  
  • Zimtzucker (ein wenig Zimt mit etwas Zucker vermischen)


Den Backofen auf 350°F /175°C vorheizen.

Die Butter und den Zucker mit einem elektrischen Handmixer schaumig schlagen. Dann die Eier hinzufügen und erneut mixen. Das Mehl über den Eier-Butter-Mix sieben. Die restlichen Zutaten hinzufügen und alles gut vermengen.

Den Teig in eine Minidoughnutbackform geben und für ungefähr 10 Minuten backen. Die Backform aus dem Ofen nehmen und die noch warmen Doughnuts in Zimtzucker wenden.

Guten Appetit!

Source:  Hovkonditorn


7 Responses to “Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts”

  1. Katarina
    November 16th, 2012 @ 00:55

    These are so beautiful and so delicious! I wish I had one right now :)

  2. BalticMaid
    November 16th, 2012 @ 09:34

    @ Katarina: Thank you for this recipe!! :-)

  3. cookingrookie
    November 16th, 2012 @ 16:49

    They are so pretty! It would be so good to have one of those now. And the photo is gorgeous – it glows :-)

  4. My Italian Smörgåsbord
    November 17th, 2012 @ 11:16

    doughnuts made with baking powder? and pumpkin? sounds healthy and quick. to try soon.

  5. BalticMaid
    November 17th, 2012 @ 17:03

    @ cookingrookie: Thank you so much!

    @ My Italian Smörgåsbord: We think alike :-D I hope you’ll like them.

  6. Erin @ Texanerin Baking
    December 7th, 2012 @ 11:39

    Holy cow. You have up a ton of awesome recipes. I don’t understand why I never see them. Maybe because I have like 3,000 unread posts in my Google Reader. I don’t know. But these look awesome! And that’s a very nice doughnut pan. :)

  7. BalticMaid
    December 7th, 2012 @ 21:37

    @ Erin: Thanks!!! And thanks for all the awesome comments you put up today… :-D

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