Just because you are working on losing weight doesn’t mean you can’t have a delicious treat too.  These healthy baked pumpkin spice donuts are not only delicious but also 5 Freestyle points per donut.  

They don’t even taste like they are “diet” food – so you won’t feel like you are missing out on anything.

A close up image of the Healthy Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts on a cooling rack.  The donut is broken apart in the image with a full donut in the background.

True story:  my husband is a huge lover of donuts.  He has been begging me to come up with a healthy donut recipe so that he can eat them all himself. Also – kids LOVE donuts, and these are fantastic and kid friendly.

I was reluctant because I didn’t think it could happen.  As much as I love to eat a donut, I know they just aren’t typically associated with being healthy.  

An overhead image of the Healthy Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts on a cooling rack.  There are three donuts with one broken apart in the image.

But I was wrong!  It can be done and thank goodness for that.  These healthy baked pumpkin spice donuts are easy to make and don’t taste like they aren’t your typical donut.  

I personally liked them without any icing or glaze on them, but you can definitely add that if you wanted to.

The best thing, in my opinion, about Weight Watchers is that you can eat foods you love and still lose weight.  So, in theory, donuts aren’t that bad.  

A close up image of the Healthy Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts on a cooling rack.  The donut is broken apart in the image with a full donut in the background.

Everything in moderation though.  But I have to say that I love having a little bit of sweetness after dinner and these donuts are perfect.  Knowing that one donut is only 5 Freestyle points, means that I can have 1 donut and not feel guilty about it.

Let’s talk about that guilt for a minute.  Sometimes I feel guilty about the sweets I eat (like this apple-peach crumble or this chocolate souffle), but these aren’t on that list.  

An image of the Healthy Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts recipe on a white plate.  There are two full donuts and a half eaten donut in the image.  All the donuts have icing on top of them in stripes.

The guilt is real though!  I always feel bad knowing I’m eating something sweet that I probably shouldn’t be eating.  But, I don’t eat the whole thing.  Yesterday, I ate only 1/2 a piece of chocolate cake.  

I still enjoyed myself, but I didn’t eat more than I should.  I can’t say no to desserts – especially for someone’s birthday – and I know that guilt feeling can happen…but it doesn’t have to be that way!

To make these Healthy Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, pumpkin spice, nutmeg, and salt.  In another bowl, mix together the wet ingredients: brown sugar, egg, Almond milk, pumpkin puree, avocado oil, and vanilla.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well to combine.
  4. In an olive oil sprayed donut pan, add the dough you mixed together earlier. Bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Frost, if desired, with cream cheese, sugar and vanilla.

What is your favorite dessert recipe?

A close up image of the Healthy Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts on a cooling rack. The donut is broken apart in the image with a full donut in the background.

Healthy Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts

Dash of Herbs
This recipe is 5 Freestyle points per serving, 1 donut.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 144 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Tablespoon pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup Almond milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, pumpkin spice, nutmeg, and salt.  In another bowl, mix together the wet ingredients: brown sugar, egg, Almond milk, pumpkin puree, avocado oil, and vanilla.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well to combine.
  • In an olive oil sprayed donut pan, add the dough you mixed together earlier. Bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Frost, if desired, with cream cheese, sugar and vanilla.

Notes

If you frost the donuts, it will affect the Freestyle points value.

Nutrition

Calories: 144kcalCarbohydrates: 27.3gProtein: 3.5gFat: 2.3gSaturated Fat: 0.6gCholesterol: 26.7mgFiber: 1.9gSugar: 9.1g
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10 Comments

  1. I love donuts (my husband really loves them), so I have been requested multiple times to get a healthier option for donuts. These were so good! I didn’t feel as guilty eating them as I do traditional donuts.

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