Friday, May 4, 2012

Baked Apple Cinnamon Doughnuts

For this round of the recipe swap, it was a blogger’s choice theme where we get to pick any recipe from the assigned blogger’s blog. I got Nicole’s blog Prevention RD. I love her blog and have followed her for a long time so it was a big challenge to pick one recipe that I wanted to make. Well, I couldn’t pick just one recipe but I’m posting this one: Baked Apple Cinnamon Doughnuts. (Or are they donuts? Hmmm.) I also made the Skillet BBQ Chicken Pasta for dinner one night. It was so good!

It makes sense that I made this recipe, because this was one of the recipes that I saw that had eventually inspired me to buy a doughnut pan. These are really easy to make and I made them on Saturday morning and took them to ballet class. I figured they were healthy and they were enjoyed by all.

I made 20 donuts with this amount of batter. I always pipe my batter in the pans, since that is a lot neater. I should have been more heavy-handed with the cinnamon sugar, because I felt that there could be more of that. While these are baked and aren’t as decadent as a fried, frosted, filled doughnut, they are still very good and fill that sweet cake craving. Thanks for such a great recipe!

12 ounces unsweetened applesauce
1 egg
1 tablespoon canola oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar + 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 425 F. Spray a doughnut pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Combine applesauce, egg, oil, and sugar in to a large bowl and mix well. Slowly incorporate the rest of the ingredients, mix well, but be sure not to over mix.

Place about 3 tablespoons of batter into each donut mold. Bake for 8-9 minutes.

While the doughnuts are baking, combine the sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl, set aside.

Allow the doughnuts to cool for a few minutes before removing from the pan. Spray the tops of the doughnuts very lightly with cooking spray and dunk into cinnamon/sugar mixture.

Recipe from Prevention RD


Nicole, RD said...

Two recipes!! I feel honored :) I'm glad you enjoyed the doughnuts/donuts ;) The photo is great! Happy weekend, girl...enjoy!

Jill (JBean Cuisine) said...

GREAT photo - it is absolutely beautiful and looks delish!

just another reminder that I need to try making them!

Sunshine - said...

Great recipe!

Amy said...

Yum! I love cinnamon and apples and doughnuts, so these will have to be made in my house soon!

Sarah - The Home Cook said...

A donut pan would be so dangerous in my house. These look awesome.

Thanks for being part of the recipe swaps!