Apple Donuts

apple donuts

Apple Donuts

Autumn is our favourite time of year because of the abundance of apple and pumpkin recipes in our treasure trove of traditional American recipes. Our best donut recipe is for baked apple donuts. Our apple donuts are easy and a delicious, special treat. We used to pick our own apples and then stop by the orchard shop for fresh apple donuts with homemade (non-alcoholic) apple cider.

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How to Make Donuts

Apple donuts are perfect for weekend baking. A donut recipe is usually one of two types: baked or fried. We made fried apple donuts and baked apple donuts to build a recipe that was worth the calories.

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The darker donuts in the front of this picture are fried “apple fritters”. The dough was similar to baked apple donuts but these are deep fried. We found that the donut recipe for baked donuts was much easier and got to the best part – eating – quickly. Less fuss, less mess, more enjoyment. That is what we were looking for in an apple donut recipe.

Donut Recipe Fried

We found our fritters to be too fiddly and quick a mess and production to make. If you love your donuts deep fried, try a variation on our Polish Paczki Donuts. Instead of filling with jam, make a chunky apple cinnamon jam by adding 100g caster sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon to 4 apples peeled, cored and finely diced. Cook this on the hob until the apples are soft and then boil until thick like a jam. Stuff into the donuts. TIP: Fried donuts on the hob are really difficult to keep the oil temperature consistent. Use a deep fryer for best results.

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Donut Recipe Baked

Baked Apple Donuts are the Best Donuts in Town! We made half dozen of these beauties as a small weekend baking treat.  You can always double or triple the recipe. (We bought the tin here at Amazon.co.uk.)

baked apple donuts

Easy Donut Recipe for Baked Apple Donuts

Ingredients & equipment are key for baked apple donuts. These few recommendations just make life a bit easier.

#FlourPower

If you are a regular reader, you will know how much we adore Matthews Cotswold Flours. We used Sponge in this batch but plain flour works just as well.

Sugars

You’ll want both granulated and caster sugar for this recipe. Granulated sugar in the glaze gives a delicious crunch.

Donut Moulds

We bought these clever silicone donut moulds for baked apple donuts.

image from amazon.co.uk



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Our best donut is baked apple donuts. An easy donut recipe perfect for autumn. Try apple donuts with <a href="https://americanrecipes.co.uk/recipe/apple-cider/"homemade apple cider.
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Instructions
Donuts
  1. Heat a fan oven to 200C
  2. Prepare the donut mould with non-stick spray
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg.
    In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the yogurt with the milk.
  5. Add egg, vanilla, vegetable oil and apples.
  6. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir to combine.
  7. Spoon batter into the moulds and bake for 10 - 15 minutes (until a skewer comes out clean)
  8. Pop the donuts out of the moulds and let cool on a wire rack.
Coating
  1. Melt butter in medium bowl.
  2. Mix cinnamon and sugar in a large bowl.
  3. When the donuts are cool enough to handle but still warm, dip in butter and then dip in cinnamon sugar mix. (See tip.)
  4. Serve a bit warm with Homemade Apple Cider (hot or cold).
    Serve a bit warm with <a href="https://americanrecipes.co.uk/recipe/apple-cider/">Homemade Apple Cider</a> (hot or cold).
Recipe Notes

TIP: We only coated one side of the donut but you can do both sides if you prefer. Just roll the whole donut in the butter and then in the cinnamon & sugar mix.