Hello October!  As the leaves change color and the air gets a little crisper, I find myself craving all things pumpkin spice. To celebrate this cozy season, I’ve whipped up a batch of irresistible pumpkin spice donuts!  And yes, these scrumptious delights are deceptively decadent – their full name is “Pumpkin Spice Donuts with Brown Sugar Buttercream Icing.”  

But here’s the best part: they’re surprisingly guilt-free at just 4 Weight Watchers points each. You can fully enjoy in the fall flavors if you’re a pumpkin spice person without any guilt of derailing your diet. You could even use this recipe for a Halloween party so that you haven’t something healthy to eat there. So, what are you waiting for? Go grab a few cans of pure pumpkin puree (you know the stores are stocked!!). Get ready to indulge in the warm flavors of fall with this easy recipe that’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth without breaking the calorie bank. You’re welcome!

Three reasons why you need to make this recipe!

Pumpkin spice pairs perfectly with brown sugar. 

The brown sugar buttercream icing is divine on top of these soft, tender pumpkin spice donuts. It’s the perfect hint of sweetness without adding tons of calories. 

They’re relatively easy to make as long as you have a donut pan! 

All of the ingredients are normal items you’ll have on hand if you’ve been on Weight Watchers for a bit. And you could even make these into mini muffins if you don’t have a donut pan. 

Each donut is just 87 calories! 

Sounds unreal, right? It’s not! Pumpkin puree is fantastic to bake with because it holds up well, but it’s very low in calories and carbs. It actually adds a good bit of fiber to your recipes. 

Ingredients you need to make Pumpkin Spice Donuts With Brown Sugar Buttercream Icing: 

  • 2 tablespoons liquid egg whites
  • ¼ cup pure canned pumpkin puree
  • ⅓ cup skim milk 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoon pumpkin spice or ½ teaspoon each of cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg

FOR THE BUTTERCREAM ICING

  • ½ tablespoon butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ tablespoon milk
  • 2 tablespoons icing sugar or confectionery sugar

How to make Pumpkin Spice Donuts With Brown Sugar Buttercream Icing (step by step): 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F, and spray a 6 hole donut pan with some cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the egg whites and 1 tablespoon of brown sugar. Add in the pumpkin puree, ⅓ cup milk, and vanilla and mix well.
  3. Stir in the all purpose flour, baking powder, and pumpkin spice.
  4. Divide batter into the 6 donut hole pan.
  5. Bake in the oven for 14-16 min.
  6. Meanwhile, you can make the frosting! Stir melted butter, and 1 tablespoon brown sugar together in a small bowl. Add ½ tablespoon milk and the icing sugar and stir it well. Store it in the fridge until the donuts are baked. Top donuts with the icing. Enjoy! 

Makes 6 donuts. Nutrition info for 1 donut: Calories 87,  Fat 1 g, Saturated fat .61 g,  Carbs 16 g,  Fiber .62 g, Sugars 8 g, Sodium 22 mg, Protein 3 g. 

WW Points For Pumpkin Spice Donuts With Brown Sugar Buttercream Icing:

  • Liquid egg whites  0 points
  • Pure canned pumpkin 0 points
  • Skim milk 1 point
  • Vanilla extract 0 points
  • All purpose flour 8 points
  • Baking powder 0 points
  • Brown sugar 3 points
  • Pumpkin spice or cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg 0 points

FOR THE BUTTERCREAM ICING

  • Butter melted 3 points
  • Brown sugar 3 points
  • Skim milk 0 points
  • Icing sugar or confectionery sugar 3 points

4 points per donut based on the WW app recipe creator.  

If you’re using an older version of WW, check out these points below. 

Freestyle SP- (blue & purple) 3 using WW recipe builder

Smart Points- (green) 3 using SP calculator

Points Plus- 2 using PP calculator

Different ways to change up this recipe: 

  • Top the donuts with a few chopped raw pumpkin seeds for fun decoration! Or find some halloween decorations to add like mentioned above. 
  • Try using Swerve brown sugar blend (calorie free) if you want to make a large portion of icing without increasing the calories. 

Tips and Tricks for Making Pumpkin Spice Donuts With Brown Sugar Buttercream Icing: 

  • These donuts keep well in the fridge for up to 5 days. To reheat just pop them in the microwave for 10 seconds. They also freeze well! 

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Pumpkin spice donuts with brown sugar buttercream icing

By: Drizzle
Servings: 6
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 16 minutes
Total: 26 minutes
Pumpkin Spice Donuts on white plate
3SP on blue, green & purple..2PP each

Ingredients 

  • 2 Tbsp egg whites, I use from the carton
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin pure, canned pumpkin
  • 1/3 cup milk, I used skim
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1.5 tsp pumpkin spice, or 1/2 tsp each of cinnamon, all spice and nutmeg
  • FOR THE BUTTERCREAM ICING
  • 1/2 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 Tbsp milk
  • 2 Tbsp icing sugar, confectionery sugar

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350F, and spray a 6 hole donut pan with some cooking spray.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the egg whites and 1 tablespoon of brown sugar. Add in the pumpkin puree, ⅓ cup milk, and vanilla and mix well.
  • Stir in the all purpose flour, baking powder, and pumpkin spice.
  • Divide batter into the 6 donut hole pan.
  • Bake in the oven for 14-16 min.
  • Meanwhile, you can make the frosting! Stir melted butter, and 1 tablespoon brown sugar together in a small bowl. Add ½ tablespoon milk and the icing sugar and stir it well. Store it in the fridge until the donuts are baked. Top donuts with the icing. Enjoy!

Notes

4 points per donut based on the WW app recipe creator.  
If you’re using an older version of WW, check out these points below. 
Freestyle SP- (blue & purple) 3 using WW recipe builder
Smart Points- (green) 3 using SP calculator
Points Plus- 2 using PP calculator

Nutrition

Serving: 1donutCalories: 87kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.61gSodium: 22mgFiber: 0.62gSugar: 8g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Baking
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10 Comments

  1. This looks amazing! I don’t have a donut pan but I wondered if they would turn out the same as muffins? Would they take longer in the oven? Thanks ??

  2. These were delicious! I was pleasantly surprised. These will definitely be a Fall staple in my house. Thanks so much for the great recipe!!