Apple-Walnut Donuts

Apple-Walnut Doughnuts
Photo: Adam Albright
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
12 doughnuts


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 ¼ cup white whole wheat flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup plain low-fat yogurt

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • 2 tablespoon canola oil

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

  • ¾ cup finely chopped unpeeled apple

  • ¼ cup finely chopped toasted walnuts

  • ¼ cup walnuts, toasted and ground

  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ cup powdered sugar

  • 1 tablespoon fat-free milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat a standard-size (3 1/2-inch) doughnut pan* or twelve 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with cooking spray. In a bowl combine the next four ingredients (through salt). In another bowl combine the next five ingredients (through vanilla); whisk until smooth. Add yogurt mixture, apple, and walnuts to flour mixture; stir until combined.

  2. Spoon batter into a large resealable plastic bag. Using scissors, cut off a corner; squeeze batter into prepared pan, filling each cup about two-thirds full. Smooth tops.

  3. Bake about 15 minutes or until doughnuts are nearly firm when lightly pressed. Cool in pan on a wire rack 3 minutes. Turn doughnuts out of pan onto wire rack; cool completely.

  4. In a bowl stir together ground walnuts, sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. For icing, in another bowl stir together powdered sugar and milk until smooth. Dip cooled doughnuts into icing, allowing excess icing to drip back into bowl. Transfer to a wire rack covered in foil. Sprinkle with ground walnut mixture. Let stand until icing is set.


If necessary, bake doughnuts in doughnut pan in two batches, washing pan and coating again with cooking spray before filling with the remaining batter.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

169 Calories
6g Fat
26g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 169
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 118mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0.5mg 3%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 0.6mg 3%
Potassium 91mg 2%
Folate, total 8.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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