Source: Chef George Geary | Category: Baking

Baked, Spiced Applesauce Doughnuts

Baked doughnuts are so simple and full of flavor, plus light and tender with the use of canola oil. They are a nice change from your regular breakfast muffin. Note this recipe will require a special doughnut pan.

Baked, Spiced Applesauce Doughnuts

Ingredients

  • Doughnut
  • canola oil cooking spray
  • 2 1/3 cups cake flour 575 mL
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar 75 mL
  • 1 tsp baking powder 5 mL
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda 2 mL
  • 1/2 tsp salt 2 mL
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon 5 mL
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg 2 mL
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves 1 mL
  • 1 cup buttermilk 250 mL
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce 60 mL
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil 30 mL
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 5 mL
  • Topping
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar 60 mL
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon 5 mL

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 400 °F (200 °C). Spray two baking doughnut pans with canola oil cooking spray.
  • 2. In bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
  • 3. In another bowl, whisk buttermilk, applesauce, egg, canola oil and extract. Add to dry mixture and mix lightly. (It’s fine if it looks lumpy.)
  • 4. Place batter into resealable plastic bag. Cut off one corner and pipe mixture into prepared doughnut pans.
  • 5. Bake until firm to touch, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • 6. In small bowl, blend together topping ingredients. While hot, roll doughnuts in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Serve warm.

Yield

12 doughnuts

serving size

1 doughnut

nutritional analysis

Per Serving

Calories200
Total Fat3.5 g
Saturated Fat0 g
Cholesterol15 mg
Carbohydrates38 g
Fiber1 g
Sugars17 g
Protein3 g
Sodium210 mg
Potassium41 mg