Jun 4, 2013

Baked Apple Cinnamon Donuts


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Cook's Note: Just recently I was persuaded by a co-worker to try some amazing donuts from a Donut food truck near my office. I was hesitant because I've never eaten from a food truck... but they were AMAZING! So, that inspired me to try to make donuts on my own. So over the weekend, I gave it a whirl and these amazing creations were made. These donuts are BAKED not fried and very scrumptious. I am on a mission to try several different donut recipes over the coming months, so stay tuned dear followers !!

What You Will Need:

** First and foremost - you will need 2 donut pans (like the ones seen here) - spray those well with non-stick cooking spray.
1/4 cup of lightly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup of white sugar
1 1/2 cups (about 1 large apple) of cube size chunks of apple, peeled and cored
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup of cold butter, cut into small pieces
1 egg
1/4 cup of milk

To Coat:
1/4 cup of butter, melted
1/3 cup of sugar
1 tsp cinnamon powder


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Whisk the flour, baking powder, sugars salt and nutmeg in a bowl. Add the cold chopped butter. Rub the pieces of butter with the flour mixture until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

In your stand mixer (if you don't have one by now and you love to cook, seriously get one!!) , beat the egg, then add in the milk and remove from mixer. Now, fold in the chopped apples. Now, you will add this egg mixture to the flour mixture by stirring with a rubber spatula, but do not overmix it! 
Place a spoonful of batter into each mold of a your donut pan.

Bake for 15-18 minutes or until the donuts are just golden. Remove from the oven, let them cool well for about 10 minutes. Next, gently remove each one from the donut pan and lightly brush each donut with the melted butter. Dunk in a bowl with the sugar and cinnamon mixed in. Shake off excess sugar and serve immediately with some good coffee !!
Makes 12 regular sized donuts.
This Pinspiration comes from Chocolate Shavings

1 comment :

Marya said...

What a great recipe! Thanks for sharing! We ate these in no time! Check out our results here! http://youpinspireme.blogspot.ca/2013/09/baked-apple-cinnamon-donuts.html