Easy Baked Apple Donuts

They’re a fun treat to share with the kids AND a healthy breakfast to serve all year long!

Ingredients

– Whole-wheat flour – Applesauce – Melted butter – Milk – Egg – Vanilla extract – Maple syrup – Baking powder – Cinnamon

1

Add the egg, milk, butter, applesauce, vanilla, and maple syrup to a medium bowl. Stir well to combine. Stir in the rest of the ingredients.

2

Spoon into prepared and greased donut pan, filling each full. (You'll use a heaping ¼ cup batter in each.)

3

Bake for 14-16 minutes or until lightly golden brown around the edges and a cake tester inserted into the center comes out cleanly.

4

Let cool in pan for about 2 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool. (If you don’t have a donut pan, you can bake these in a mini muffin tin.)

5

Add the cinnamon and sugar to a bowl and stir to combine. Brush the top of each donut with a little butter. Invert the donut and rub gently into the cinnamon sugar mixture to coat.

6

Serve warm or at room temperature. These are best eaten on the day they are made, but can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Use smooth applesauce for a consistency close to cake donuts. (Chunky applesauce will have chunks of apples which the kids may or may not mind!)