Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts
Doughnut vs. Donut. Which side are you on? I’m not really on any side. I like donut because it is short and sweet, but then the OCD Spelling Nazi in me says it should be doughnut. Seriously, whatever you want to call it, these pumpkin doughnuts are so good!
I feel like I have been baking non-stop lately. Having so many baked goods in the house is not good, people. Luckily I have co-workers who are more than happy to eat up any goodies I bring to the lab. Even though I have been doing too much baking, I could absolutely not say no when the folks over at STAR asked me if I wanted to try their newest olive oil, Butter-Flavored Olive Oil! I mean, buttery olive oil?! Yes, please! And even better, by swapping out regular butter for this great olive oil, you will also save yourself some calories and saturated fats! When I got the olive oil, I started thinking about what I could do with it. My first thought was to go for some type of potatoes or meat, but I wanted to try it with baking instead as olive oil is not a common ingredient in baking. Though there is not any butter in this recipe, the butter flavor still shines through thanks to the olive oil! I covered my doughnuts in a light cinnamon sugar coating, but if you want to cut the sugar so they are healthier, the doughnuts will still be delish without the coating!
I know some of you are still not ready for pumpkin season, but it’s certainly started for me! These baked pumpkin doughnuts are so simple, but still oh so perfect! Soft and full of fall flavors, you won’t miss the fried version!
For the doughnuts:
Optional cinnamon sugar coating:
Serving Size: 1 doughnut
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 357Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 318mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 2gSugar: 19gProtein: 3g
If you want to pick up a bottle of STAR’s Butter-Flavored Olive Oil, they have made this handy conversion chart!
Disclosure: STAR contacted me to ask if I would try their new butter-flavored olive oil and use it in a recipe. All photos and comments in this post are my own opinion.