Apple Doughnut Holes

11 Sep

Despite the temperature being close to ninety today, I couldn’t refrain from staying with the “fall” theme. Pumpkin and apple will definitely be the shining stars for the next couple of months! Thanks to the extremely addictive pinterest, I have found over 20 “fall” recipes to try!

These little doughnut holes were bursting with flavor. I was a little apprehensive about them at first since the only spice was nutmeg. I thought there were going to end up dry and bland. But the nutmeg paired with the cinnamon and sugar coating was just the right amount! And then the crunch of apple! Quit frankly, they were perfect! And fairly healthy as well, being that they were baked instead of fried!

Don’t be fooled. I definitely had more than three of these little guys. At least six, possibly eight, if not more! I just couldn’t stop my right hand from reaching forward and grabbing another!

Oven Baked Apple Doughnut Holes

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup white sugar

1 1/2 cups flour

1 3/4 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1/3 cup cold butter, cut into pieces

1 egg

1/4 cup milk

1 1/2 cups bite sized pieces of apple, peeled and cored

to coat:

1/4 cup butter, melted

1/3 cup sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk together sugars, flour, baking powder, and nutmeg. Using a fork or pasty blender, cut in to the cold butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

In a separate bowl, beat together the egg and milk. Fold in the chopped apples. Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients. Stir until mixture is well combined. Place a spoonful of batter into each mold of a buttered mini muffin pan. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until the doughnuts are golden brown.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool for five minutes. Gently remove doughnuts from the molds and lightly brush each doughnut with melted butter. Coat with cinnamon and sugar. Serve immediately with a ice cold glass of milk or warm cup of coffee!

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6 Responses to “Apple Doughnut Holes”

  1. frugalfeeding September 12, 2011 at 6:06 am #

    Those look awesome, perfect at coffee time. I like that they’re bit sized! Very cute.

  2. Lisa September 12, 2011 at 10:54 am #

    :::stomach growling::: These look amazing! YUM!

  3. Jennifer @ Jane Deere September 13, 2011 at 8:09 am #

    I came across your blog on 33 Shades of Green and I love your post! I love the addition of apple to this recipe…perfect for fall!

  4. Savory Simple September 13, 2011 at 8:36 am #

    Wow, they look amazing. I love that they’re baked! You’d never be able to tell from the photo.

  5. BreAna {Sugar and Spice and All Things Iced} September 13, 2011 at 1:47 pm #

    Wow! Can’t wait to try these this Fall! They look fabulous!

  6. 0 X 0 October 15, 2011 at 6:51 am #

    Looks amazing! I suddenly feel hungry… *stomach growling* Can’t wait to try!

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