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baked pear crumb doughnuts // cait's plate

baked pear crumb doughnuts

  • Author: Cait
  • Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10-12 minutes
  • Total Time: 15-22 minutes
  • Yield: 6 doughnuts 1x
  • Category: doughnuts


these tender baked pear doughnuts are topped off with a sweet, crunchy streusel crumb making them perfect for this time of year.



For the Doughnuts:

  • 1 cup all-purpose or white whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup plain, whole milk greek or skyr yogurt
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pear, diced (you can peel if desired but it’s not necessary!)

For the Crumb Topping:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose or white whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup rolled oatmeal
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon crushed walnuts
  • 4 tablespoons room temperature butter


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and grease 2 8-section doughnut pans.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and salt in a mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, combine yogurt, sugar, canola oil, eggs and vanilla extract and use an electric beater to combine.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir a few times to incorporate. When there are a few flour pockets remaining, fold in pears.
  • Mix until just combined and pears are evenly distributed.
  • Make the streusel by combining everything together in a bowl and use your hands to combine.
  • Pour batter into a piping bag then pipe into the prepared doughnut pans (I find this is easiest).
  • If using: add crumb to the top of each doughnut and press down gently to ensure it sticks.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until doughnuts spring back to the touch. Let cool for 5 minutes, then enjoy!

Keywords: flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, pears, walnuts, cinnamon, ginger, yogurt, doughnuts

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