Easy Pumpkin Munchkins

Easy Pumpkin Munchkins

What’s the fall season without pumpkin munchkins from Dunkin Donuts. Next to the chocolate munchkins, they are easily my favorite.

As much as I would love to eat Dunkin’ munchkins everyday it probably isn’t the best for you right?! I mean they are only 70 calories a piece but without the tempting coffee we may be better off making these ourselves.

easy pumpkin munchkins

So I wanted to come up with an easy way to make these munchkins with limited ingredients and with an air fryer.. no deep fryer needed. Each munchkin is only 54 calories and almost three grams of protein!

easy pumpkin munchkins

Now don’t get me wrong I love a good cinnamon sugar donut, but glazed is where it is really at, especially with munchkins. 

These little donut holes are 54 calories each and coated in a nice shiny glaze.

easy pumpkin munchkins

So let’s get into the ingredients needed for the easy pumpkin munchkins.

Pumpkin Purée: You won’t have a hard time finding this this time of year… or maybe you will because everyone is baking with it. Either way I’m sure you will be able to find it just make sure it isn’t the pumpkin pie filling, just the plain purée!

Kodiak Cake Pumpkin Flax Mix: My sister blessed me with this mix for one of my birthday gifts.. Everyone knows I love pumpkin spice everything and make it into a pancake mix. I’m there! You can find this at Target and use the leftover mix to make yourself some pancakes. 

Swerve Brown Sugar: This is optional, the recipe does not require much but I highly recommend it! If you use regular brown sugar, the macros will vary!

Confectioners sugar for coating: As I said, there is nothing better than a glazed donut, especially a pumpkin one!!

Plain Greek Yogurt: Mix this with some water and add in the confectioners sugar to make the donut glaze!

A sprinkle of salt and baking powder.

That is all you need!!

How do you make pumpkin munchkins?

These pumpkin munchkins are so easy to make and you really do not need many ingredients as listed above!

  1. To make these combine the kodiak pumpkin flax mix with the pumpkin puree, it will be a dough like substance.. Sort of like pizza dough!
  2. Add in 1 tablespoon of Swerve Brown Sugar and combine well
  3. Line your air fryer with tin foil and spray with cooking spray
  4. Take the dough and create 1 inch balls, you should have about 7
  5. Place them in the air fryer, and air fry for 5 minutes at 370 degrees.
  6. While the munchkins are baking, make the glaze by combining the plain greek yogurt with the confectioners sugar and the tiniest bit of water, about 2 splashes.
  7. When the munchkins are done, let them cool for a few minutes
  8. Place the munchkins in the glaze and coat them fully, allow them to try on a drying rack.
  9. You may have some glaze left over, you can drizzle it on top or toss it!
  10. Enjoy. 

Note: This recipe makes 7 munchkins, if you want more you can double or triple it!

easy pumpkin munchkins

Frequently Asked Questions:

How many calories are in pumpkin munchkins?

If you were to go to Dunkin, each munchkin is 70 calories, and if you ask me, they are worth every calorie! But these easy pumpkin munchkins are only 54 calories.

How do you track easy pumpkin munchkins in my fitness pal?

All you have to do is search HNFit Easy Pumpkin Munchkins in My Fitness Pal and the entry will come up for one munchkin, if you are having more than one, just track 2, or 3, or even 4!

How many carbs are in a pumpkin munchkin?

Let’s compare this recipe to Dunkins! So in a Dunkin pumpkin munchkin there are 8 grams of carbs per munchkin, each easy pumpkin munchkin has 10 carbs but they are 20 fewer calories per munchkin because there is barely any fat in them.

Can you freeze munchkins?

Yes you can freeze these munchkins! They will stay good for about a month, after that they may get some freezer burn! Enjoying them fresh would be best or allow them to thaw if they are frozen before enjoying.

Are munchkins healthy?

Yes of course they are! You know my motto is everything in moderation, there are no foods that are off limits or bad for you! But these munchkins have very limited ingredients, no additives, and only 5 grams of sugar!

Are munchkins vegan / gluten free?

These munchkins are not! The Kodiak Pumpkin mix has whey in it, if you wanted to use a pumpkin pancake mix that is vegan or gluten free though you sure could!

Can you make different types of munchkins?

Oh yes! Absolutely, you could coat these in cinnamon and sugar instead of the glaze, or use Kodiak Cakes Birthday powercakes mix and make birthday cake munchkins.. Or use their buttermilk mix and coat them in powdered sugar, yum!

Yield: 7

Easy Pumpkin Munchkins

Easy Pumpkin Munchkins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 3 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (tightly packed) Pumpkin Flax Kodiak Cake Power Mix (80 grams)
  • 1/4 cup Pumpkin Puree (70 grams)
  • 1 tbsp Swerve Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • sprinkle of salt

Glaze

  • 2 tbsp Confectioners Sugar (15 grams)
  • 1 tbsp Fage Fat Free Greek Yogurt (20 grams)

Instructions

    1. To make these combine the kodiak pumpkin flax mix with the pumpkin puree, it will be a dough like substance.. Sort of like pizza dough!
    2. Add in 1 tablespoon of Swerve Brown Sugar, baking powder, and salt and combine well
    3. Line your air fryer with tin foil and spray with cooking spray
    4. Take the dough and create 1 inch balls, you should have about 7
    5. Place them in the air fryer, and air fry for 5 minutes at 370 degrees.
    6. While the munchkins are baking, make the glaze by combining the plain greek yogurt with the confectioners sugar and the tiniest bit of water, about 2 splashes.
    7. When the munchkins are done, let them cool for a few minutes
    8. Place the munchkins in the glaze and coat them fully, allow them to try on a drying rack.
    9. You may have some glaze left over, you can drizzle it on top or toss it!
    10. Enjoy.

Notes

This recipe makes 7 munchkins, if you want more you can double or triple it!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

7

Serving Size:

1 munchkin

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 54 Total Fat: 0.4gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1.2mgSodium: 85.6mgCarbohydrates: 10.6gFiber: 1.3gSugar: 4.6gProtein: 2.5g

1 thought on “Easy Pumpkin Munchkins”

  1. Perfect recipe, Haley hits it out of the park again. You could easily swap in different flavors… also just a few ingredients how simple!

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