Easy Baked Apple Donuts



– 1 large egg – 1/2 cup whole milk – 2 tablespoons butter (melted and slightly cooled) – 1/2 cup applesauce – 1 teaspoon vanilla – 1 tablespoon maple syrup – 1 cup whole-wheat flour – 1 teaspoon baking powder – 1 teaspoon cinnamon Cinnamon-Sugar Topping (optional – 1 teaspoon unsalted butter (melted and slightly cooled) – 1 tablespoon sugar – 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


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.


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


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


Let cool in pan for about 2 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool.


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.


Serve warm or at room temperature.