Baked Apple Donut Holes

9 01 2012

My husband loves donuts. He could a few donuts every morning for breakfast and be a happy man. In fact I am pretty sure that for most of high school he actually did eat a couple of donuts every morning for breakfast. While I like them they tend to be a bit too sweet for me not to mention they are defiantly not the healthiest thing to eat. So when I found this baked donut hole recipe I was super excited to make it.

I will say that while mixing up the batter I was a bit worried because it was unlike most of the recipes I make. But I was very happy with the end result. These are super moist and very flavorful. You really don’t even know that they are baked instead of fried. I took these wonderful goodies to a MOPS meeting and they were a huge hit. Hope you enjoy!

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Baked Apple Donut Holes

~ cooking spray

~ 3 Tbsp. sugar (for muffin pans)

~ 2 cups flour

~ 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda

~ 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

~ 1/2 tsp. salt

~ 2 tsp. cinnamon

~ 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

~ 1 egg

~ 2/3 cup brown sugar

~ 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

~ 1/3 cup pure maple syrup

~ 1/3 cup 100% apple juice

~ 1/3 cup lain low fat yogurt

~ 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil

Topping

~ 2/3 cup sugar

~ 2 tsp. cinnamon

~ 1/4 cup butter

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray mini muffin pans with cooking spray and sprinkle sugar on top, shaking out the excess.

2. In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice. In a separate bowl, mix together brown sugar, applesauce, maple syrup, egg, apple juice, yogurt, and vegetable oil.

3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet, and stir gently just until evenly blended. Spoon the batter into the muffin pan, filling only half way. Bake for 8 – 10 minutes.

4. While they are baking melt the butter in a bowl. In another bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon. Remove donuts from the oven and when they are still hot, dip the tops in melted butter and roll them in the cinnamon sugar mixture until evenly coated. The bottoms will still be moist from cooking, so there is not need to dip them into the butter.

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Baked Apple Donut Holes

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