Baked Apple Donuts Recipe

These delicious little donuts are an easy-to-prepare autumn treat!


  • For donuts:

  • 2 Tbsp. melted butter, divided
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored, and minced
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Spice
  • 1/4 tsp. Kosher Salt
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp. Pure Madagascar Vanilla Extract
  • For glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. milk
  • Spiced Vanilla Bean Sugar, to sprinkle

For donuts: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add 1 Tbsp. butter to a small pot along with minced apple. Cook over medium heat until soft, about 5 min. Meanwhile, combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk wet ingredients (including the remaining 1 Tbsp. melted butter) together in a separate bowl. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and whisk until a thick batter forms. Fold in cooked apples. Spoon batter into a greased 6-cavity doughnut pan, filling each mold about three-quarters of the way full. Bake for 10 min., or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let doughnuts cool completely before glazing.

For glaze: Whisk milk and powdered sugar until mixture is smooth. Drizzle over donuts or gently dip the top of each one into the glaze. For a thicker coating, allow the glaze to dry and dip again. Sprinkle generously with Spiced Vanilla Bean Sugar.

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