Make Hanukkah a Little Healthier With Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts
Crafting homemade potato latkes and lighting the Hanukkah menorah go hand in hand. But when you’re in the mood for something sweeter, doughnuts are another traditional recipe. Typically fried to celebrate the miracle of the oil lamp lasting eight nights instead of one, a deep-fried doughnut can run you more than 300 calories.
Theses baked doughnuts taste amazingly decadent for just 150 calories.
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Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts
Adapted from King Arthur Flour
These doughnuts are coated in cinnamon and sugar (adding about five calories to each doughnut), but you can make the recipe more decadent by coating each with a maple glaze instead.
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 large eggs
1 cup organic sugar
15 ounces pumpkin purée (1 can)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 3/4 cups + 2 tablespoons white whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Add the canola oil, eggs, sugar, pumpkin, spices, salt, and baking powder to a bowl. Beat until smooth. Stir in the flaxmeal and the flour.
Spoon the batter into lightly greased doughnut pans until they’re three-quarters full. Don’t fill them all the way or you won’t have a hole in your doughnuts.
Bake for 11 to 14 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Mix the sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl.
Let doughnuts sit for a couple minutes until firm enough to carefully transfer to a cooling rack.
After the doughnuts have cooled for a minute or so, while they’re still warm, one at a time, place each doughnut in the bowl of cinnamon sugar, flip, and coat the other side.
Enjoy these doughnuts immediately! If you have leftovers, store them in a container. They’ll get extremely moist, but popping them in the toaster will bring that slightly crunchy outer texture back.
Source: Calorie Count
Information Category Desserts, Doughnuts Cuisine North American Yield 20 doughnuts Total Time 45 minutes Nutrition Calories per serving 151
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