Baked Applesauce Donut Recipe

Koti Beth Designs
by Koti Beth Designs
24 donuts
35 min

How to make baked applesauce doughnuts. These fall donuts are quick to make, and they are baked instead of fried to save time and calories.

Since you use applesauce for the flavor, you don't even have to peel and chop an apple. The applesauce also makes them light and fluffy.

Then roll them in butter and cinnamon sugar for a delicious topping. You can also make a glaze or use caramel sauce for a topping. You can also add fall themed sprinkles.

I like to use a silicone donut pan to make clean up easy. You can also make them in a mini muffin tin, but watch them so they don't burn as they bake.

Baked Applesauce Donut Recipe
Recipe details
  • 24  donuts
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 35 min
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For the Apple Donuts
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 pinches nutmeg
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup half and half
For the Cinnamon Sugar Topping
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 5 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, flour, and baking powder in a large bowl. Stir to combine and set aside.
In a smaller bowl, combine the egg, olive oil, applesauce, and cream. Stir to combine.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.
Place the baked apple donuts batter into a piping bag and pipe the batter into the muffin pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool.
Melt butter in a small container. Combine cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl.
Dip the cooled apple cinnamon baked donuts into the butter and then into the cinnamon sugar.
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