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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Donuts March 10, 2009

Filed under: Carbs,Donuts,Fuel,Joanna — flavprice @ 1:26 pm
What a Beauty!

What a Beauty!

As most people know runners need a LOT of carbs – 70% to 75% of a runner’s diet should be made up of carbs – whoa! We are always looking for healthy carbs to eat either before our runs or to refuel afterwards. This donut recipe was great for both – and so delicious!
Here is what you will need:
Cooking Spray
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 c. canned pumpkin puree (you can find this in any grocery store)
1/2 c. skim milk (I used vanilla soy)
1 large egg
1 Tbsp. fat free margarine (I used reg. marg.)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. whole wheat flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 c. powdered sugar (I didn’t have so left out, but can see how it would be great!)
Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 350. Spray a doughnut mold or mini muffin tin with cooking spray.
2. Beat the brown sugar, pumpkin puree, skim milk, egg white, margarine, and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Add the flour, soda, baking powder, and cinnamon. Mix well. The batter will be thick and sticky.
3. Squeeze the batter into a pastry bag or gallon sized plastic bag and cut off the edges. Squeeze into the mold or tin.
4. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Turn out and cool. Dust with powdered sugar and enjoy.
For another healthy twist, you can try zucchini puree, squash puree, or any other vegetable that you have pureed in a blender. If you prefer, you can also use splenda, although for me, that creates a strange after taste.
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