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Baked apple cider donuts

5
4
4
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
30 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
15 min
Serves
12
Difficulty
Easy
These donuts taste like the seasonal treats you love, but they’re baked instead of fried. Made with whole-wheat pastry flour, they boast whole-grain goodness and less sugar than most recipes you’ll find. And they’re packed with apple flavour, from both fresh apple cider and unsweetened applesauce.

Ingredients

Cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Whole wheat pastry flour

2 cup(s)

Sugar

7 tbsp(s), divided

Ground cinnamon

1½ tsp(s), divided

Baking powder

1 tsp(s)

Table salt

¼ tsp(s)

Unsweetened applesauce

1 cup(s)

Apple cider

½ cup(s)

Vanilla extract

1 tsp(s)

Raw egg(s)

1 large, lightly beaten

Regular butter

1 tbsp(s)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat 2 (6-slot) silicone donut pans (¼-cup capacity each) with nonstick spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, ¼ cup sugar, ¾ teaspoon cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together applesauce, cider, vanilla, and egg. Add applesauce mixture to flour mixture; stir until well combined. Scrape batter into a large zip-top plastic bag. Snip a hole in 1 bottom corner of bag; pipe batter evenly into prepared pans. Bake at 350°F until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool in pans 2 minutes; remove donuts from pans.
  3. In a small bowl, combine remaining 3 tbsp sugar and remaining ¾ tsp cinnamon. Lightly brush tops of donuts with butter; dip each donut, butter side down, into bowl of cinnamon sugar to coat.
  4. Serving size: 1 donut

Notes

The batter is thick and difficult to spoon into the donut pan; we highly recommend using a pastry bag or ziplock bag to pipe it out.