Baked Apple Doughnuts


These easy and delicious baked apple donuts are tender, sweet, and studded with pieces of tart apple. The trick is to coat the dough in lots of cinnamon sugar, and then bake them so they are still soft on the inside and have a wonderful sugar crust on the outside. Enjoy with coffee and a crossword!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
24 mini doughnuts



  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ cup vegetable shortening

  • 2 cups diced apples

  • 1 cup milk

  • 2 large eggs, beaten


  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two mini doughnut pans.

  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon in a large bowl; mix together with a fork until combined. Add shortening and mix with the fork until broken up into small clumps.

  3. Mix together apples, milk, and eggs in a separate bowl. Add to flour mixture and stir just until blended. Spoon batter into the prepared doughnut pans.

  4. Bake doughnuts in the preheated oven until slightly browned on the bottoms, about 10 minutes. Remove from pan and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

  5. While doughnuts are cooling, place melted butter in a shallow bowl. Mix together 1 cup sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon in another shallow bowl. Dip cooled doughnuts in butter and then sugar mixture to coat.

Cook's Note:

To make muffins: Spoon batter into greased muffin pans and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) until tops spring back when lightly pressed, 20 to 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

211 Calories
9g Fat
31g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 211
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 177mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 52mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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