Baked Apple Donuts with Cinnamon Glaze

Baked Apple Sauce Donuts
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So, this isn’t necessarily a vintage recipe – but one that does bring me back to times past. Fall is my favorite time of year and apple flavors are what stand out to me when remembering autumns of long ago.

I know, it’s more popular at the moment to want Pumpkin flavored everything (which, I do), but apple reigns supreme for me.

I found this recipe a while back, and am not sure where exactly. I tweaked it just a bit because I thought it was a little bland, but also because it was a bit too thick. I remember adding more and more milk while mixing, and making note that I added a total of 1 extra cup of milk.

Baked Apple Sauce Donuts

So, if you want to make this in its more original form, remove one cup of milk from the recipe as well as 3/4 tsp of the nutmeg.

Every time I make it, I’m very tempted to put 1/4 teaspoon of clove in as well. I adore clove and can go overboard with the spice. Maybe someday soon I’ll include it and update this post as to how it changed or enhanced the recipe. If you try it, let me know how it does.

Baked Apple Sauce Donuts

I used this donut pan, and loved the number of donuts that I could make at one time. But I’ve listed some other options below. You can be really creative when shaping your baked donuts! I think that’s especially fun around the holidays.


Baked Apple Sauce Donuts

Baked Apple Donuts with Cinnamon Glaze

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast
Servings 24



  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 ½ cup milk
  • 3 apples - cored peeled, and grated


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons milk



  • Melt butter, set aside to cool
  • Sift and combine all dry ingredeints
  • Combine apple sauce, and eggs
  • Add in sugar, milk.  Mix thoroughly
  • Fold in grated apples
  • Pour mixture into prepared donut pan
  • Bake at 375 approximately 15 minutes
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool before removing from pan
  • Remove from pan and dip into glaze
  • Place on wire rack (with wax paper beneath) to cool


  • Mix together sugar, cinnamon, and then vanilla.
  • Add milk one tablespoon at a time until you reach the consistency you want.  More milk can be used if necessary
Keyword Apple Sauce Donuts, Baked Apple Donuts, Baked Donuts, Donuts
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