baked apple donuts

Baked Apple Donuts

Delicious Baked Apple Donuts, made with fresh apples apples and coated in cinnamon sugar are the perfect fall treat! These donuts are easy to make in a donut pan, can be made in one bowl and are so yummy, you’ll be asking yourself why you don’t make them more often!

Growing up, donuts were a rare treat. I remember getting a donut after church on some Sundays and it was always such a happy treat to get! When I was little, donuts covered in rainbow sprinkles was my go-to but, as I grew up my tastes evolved.

I have always been a fan of a cake donuts more than yeasted donuts. While I wouldn’t say no to either, I like a thicker, more cake-like consistency in my donuts. That is why I absolutely love this recipe! Its exactly that- a cake-like donut. But its way more than that! Flavoured with apples (yum!) and coated in cinnamon sugar, it is so darn good, its hard to stop at one.

As mentioned, our favourite way to finish ours is to dip them in a cinnamon sugar coating but these would be equally delicious with a glaze or drizzled with caramel sauce!

How to make Baked Apple Donuts

To make these donuts, you will need:

  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 3/4 cup apple, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups flour

For the cinnamon sugar coating:

  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375F and lightly grease your donut pans.

In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, butter, sugar, milk, apple sauce and apple. Sprinkle in the salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground clove. Add the baking powder and baking soda and slowly stir in the flour until everything is combined and you have a thick batter.

Place batter in a piping bag and pipe into the donut pan, filling each cavity 3/4 of the way full. Bake for 12 minutes or until the toothpick inserted into the middle of a donut comes out clean. Transfer to a cooling rack.

I hope you enjoy these donuts!

-Cathy

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Baked Apple Donuts

Servings

12

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

12

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1/4 cup milk

  • 1/2 cup apple sauce

  • 3/4 cup apple, finely chopped

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1/8 teaspoon ground clove

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 cups flour

  • For the cinnamon sugar coating:
  • 1/3 cup melted butter

  • 1 1/2 cup sugar

  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375F and lightly grease your donut pans.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, butter, sugar, milk, apple sauce and apple. Sprinkle in the salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground clove. Add the baking powder and baking soda and slowly stir in the flour until everything is combined and you have a thick batter.
  • Place batter in a piping bag and pipe into the donut pan, filling each cavity 3/4 of the way full. Bake for 12 minutes or until the toothpick inserted into the middle of a donut comes out clean. Transfer to a cooling rack.
 

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