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Baked Apple Cider Donuts (Egg Free)

These healthy Baked Apple Baked Donuts are bursting with the flavors of Fall and Autumn. Every bite will give you a taste of fresh apples, cinnamon, brown sugar and a hint of nutmeg. Why go to a bakery when you can bake these donuts at home with so much ease?
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • donut pan


  • 1 cup apple peeled, grated and squeezed I used granny smith variety
  • 2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp (30g) olive oil light
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup (100g) packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) milk, at room temperature

For Cinnamon-Sugar Coating:

  • 4 tbsp olive oil light
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 400F and set rack on middle or lower middle position. Grease your donut pan and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • In another bowl, whisk together milk, buttermilk, olive oil, vanilla extract, and grated apple.
  • Use rubber spatula to fold wet ingredients with dry ingredients, gently folding just until combined; do not over-mix or it won’t be as tender.
  • Spoon or pipe batter into greased mini donut pans until batter is level with the top of pan.
  • Bake about 7 minutes or until lightly golden. Cool in pan slightly, just until they are able to be easily removed.
  • Set donuts on wire rack while you make the cinnamon-sugar coating.
  • Whisk together the sugar with desired amount of cinnamon in a small bowl (this can be done days ahead of time.) Melt butter in another small bowl. When ready to eat, dip donuts in melted butter and roll generously in cinnamon sugar. Enjoy immediately.
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