Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Three Topping Options

Pumpkin is such a great flavor to bake with during the fall.  Since I have had some success with baked donuts and they are a quick treat to bake, I wanted to create a pumpkin version.  I researched a few recipes that I liked and made a few changes along the way.  First, these donuts use whole wheat flour and coconut oil.  Feel free to use all-purpose flour and vegetable oil, but since I had the others on hand, I decided to make the switch.  As you can see from the image below my toddler was all about measuring out, pouring and stirring the ingredients.  To add an additional twist I created three different toppings.  A classic cinnamon and sugar (my toddler’s favorite), maple glaze, and chocolate.

So which topping are you going to choose?

Recipe Adapted from:  Center Cut Cook


Baked Pumpkin Donuts

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Yields: 6


  • 6 Tablespoons - Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 Tablespoon - Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon - Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 1/4 Cup - Granulated Sugar
  • 1/8 Cup - Light Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 Teaspoon - Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 Teaspoon - Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1/2 Teaspoon - Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 3/4 Teaspoon - Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon - Salt
  • 1/2 Cup - Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/4 Cup - Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon - Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Cup - Confectioners Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons - Maple Syrup
  • 3 ounces - Dark Chocolate, Melted (for 2+ donuts)


  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees
  2. Grease a donut pan with non-stick cooking spray
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add pumpkin puree, coconut oil, melted butter, granulated and brown sugars. Mix well
  4. Add in eggs and maple syrup and mix until combined
  5. Add in pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, salt and flour. Mix until combined
  6. Either spoon batter or use a pastry bag to pour batter into the donut pan. Fill wells half way up the cavity
  7. Bake for 10 minutes or until a toothpick is clear or donut bounces back up when pressed
  8. Let them rest in pan for 5 minutes and allow to fulling cool on rack before adding toppings
  10. Add sugar and cinnamon in a shallow bowl

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