This delicious apple donut is baked, uses whole wheat flour and oats so I’m thinking that means they’re health food, right? Or it at least makes ya feel a little better grabbing an extra one. Justification? Maybe…but it’s sweet justification with delicious, tart apples coated with cinnamon and cloves and maple cider glaze dripping over the top. Perfect with warm mulled cider or dunk ’em straight into a glass of milk.
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Add 1/2 a cup of oats that have been ground into flour to a bowl of 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour.
Add 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp cinnamon, and 1/4 tsp ground cloves and give a whisk to combine and set aside.
To a large bowl add 1/4 cup softened butter, 2/3 cup granulated sugar, 1/3 cup brown sugar (light or dark).
Cream the butter and sugar until combined.
Add 2 large eggs and stir until blended.
Add 1/2 cup spiced apple cider, the chopped apple and mix together.
Gradually add the flour mixture in thirds making sure to mix thoroughly after each addition until batter comes together.
Scoop the batter into a large zip top bag, squeeze out as much air as possible and close the bag.
Generously spray a large donut pan. Clip the corner off the batter bag making sure it’s big enough for the apple chunks to be able to squeeze through.
Pipe the batter in the pan going up about halfway to three quarters of the way up.
Bake in the oven for 15-18 minutes. When done, allow to cool on a wire rack.
Then make the maple cider glaze. In a bowl of 2 cups powdered sugar add 1 tsp maple extract and 2-4 tbsp spiced apple cider. Stir until the mixture comes together into a glaze that will allow you to easily dip the donuts.
Flip the donuts out onto the rack.
Lightly dip the donut into the glaze and repeat with all of the donuts making sure to place them on a piece of wax paper for the glaze to set up.
For a loaf pan recipe, add all of the batter to a loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before covering in glaze.
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