Pumpkin-Flaxseed Donuts


Get a taste of fall with this delicious homemade donut recipe. Once you learn how to make donuts at home, you'll rarely turn to the bakery again. Plus, since they're mini, you can have multiple pumpkin donuts in a serving!

Pumpkin-Flaxseed Doughnuts
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
28 mins


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 ¼ cup white whole wheat flour

  • 2 tablespoon flaxseed meal

  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • cup plain low-fat yogurt

  • cup canned pumpkin

  • ¼ cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed

  • ¼ cup canola oil

  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Coat a mini (2-inch) donut pan with cooking spray.*

  2. In a bowl combine the next five ingredients (through salt). In another bowl combine the next five ingredients (through oil); whisk until smooth. Add yogurt mixture to flour mixture; stir until smooth.

  3. Spoon batter into a large resealable plastic bag. Using scissors, cut off a corner; squeeze batter into prepared pan, filling each cup about two-thirds full. Smooth tops.

  4. Bake 8 to 9 minutes or until donuts are nearly firm when lightly pressed. Cool in pan on a wire rack 3 minutes. Turn doughnuts out of pan onto wire rack; cool completely.

  5. In a resealable plastic bag combine granulated sugar and 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice. Add 3 to 4 warm doughnuts at a time to the bag, seal and shake to coat.


If necessary, bake doughnuts in two batches, washing pan and coating again with cooking spray before filling with the remaining batter. Or use a standard-size (3 1/2-inch) doughnut pan or a mini (1 3/4-inch) muffin pan. Coat pan with cooking spray and fill cups two-thirds full with batter. Bake 10 to 11 minutes. Makes 12 regular-size doughnuts or 24 mini muffins.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

211 Calories
8g Fat
33g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 211
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 178mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 102mg 2%
Folate, total 10.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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