Baked Apple Mini Donuts

Think: Donuts.

Deep fried? Most probably. Calorie laden? Definitely. Indulgent? Sure!

And with that mindset, a very sad, donut-loving fifteen-year old gave up eating donuts on a regular basis. Until, now.

Think: Baked mini donuts.

Deep fried? Absolutely not! Calorie laden? No-sirree! Indulgent? Yes!

You can't imagine my joy when i discovered you could bake these little babies! I hopped onto a train to the city PRONTO to buy myself a nice mini donut pan. Non-stick, too. That's a bonus! Non-stick is god's gift to the butter-aware baker.

Baked Apple Mini Donuts 2

They were moist and gooey from the real apple chunks inside of them. I love apples, I love donuts. I died for this.

Only problem? They are bite-sized. My mind justifies this as a good enough reason to pop four at a time in my mouth. Must. Resist.

Baked Apple Mini Donuts


Apple-licious Mini Donuts
Makes 24 mini donuts

1/4 cup of lightly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup of white sugar
1 1/2 cups of finely diced apples, peeled and cored
1 1/2 cups of plain flour
1 3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp nutmeg
1/3 cup of chilled unsweetened applesauce
1 egg
1/4 cup of milk


Preheat your oven to 350F. Whisk the flour, baking powder, sugars, salt and and nutmeg in a bowl. Add the chilled applesauce. Mix the applesauce with the flour mixture until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

In a separate bowl, beat the egg. Mix in the milk and fold in the chopped apples. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture. Stir using a spatula or spoon making sure not to overmix. Place a spoonful of batter into each mold of a buttered mini donut pan (Note: If you do not have one of these, mini muffin pans work fine, too!)

Bake for 15-18 minutes or until the donuts are just golden. Remove from the oven, unmold and serve immediately.

Nutritional Information Per Donut (1/24 recipe):
Calories 55
Calories From Fat 3
Total Fat 0g
Cholesterol 8mg
Sodium 53mg
Total Carbohydrates 12g
Protein 1g

Go, treat yourself. i know i did.

If you want, you could glaze them with icing sugar. Or smear them with Nutella and hundreds and thousands. Or, you could have them with jam. i love my jams. Raspberry goes surprisingly well.

2 Responses so far.

  1. Jessiker says:

    sounds delicious! I've been dying to use my mini donut pan!

  2. Rosita says:

    Do you think this will work for a mini donut maker?? I just got one, and this recipe sounds great!

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