Baked Apple-Spice Donuts


Craving dessert at breakfast? These moist and tender baked donuts with a cinnamon sugar coating taste just like apple pie!

Baked Apple-Spice Donuts
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
30 mins
Chill Time:
2 hrs
Bake Time:
15 mins
Cool Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 50 mins
6 doughnuts or 9 muffins


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • cup sugar

  • ¼ cup whole wheat flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • cup plain low-fat yogurt

  • cup shredded unpeeled apple

  • 3 tablespoon sugar

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Coat six indentations of a doughnut pan or nine 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with cooking spray; set aside. In a medium bowl stir together all-purpose flour, 1/3 cup sugar, whole wheat flour, baking powder, apple pie spice, salt, and baking soda. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs.

  2. In a small bowl combine egg and yogurt. Add egg mixture to flour mixture; stir just until combined (do not overmix). Gently fold in apple.

  3. Spoon batter into a pastry bag fitted with a 1/2-inch round tip. Pipe batter into the prepared doughnut pan indentations or muffin cups. Lightly coat a sheet of plastic wrap with cooking spray. Place plastic wrap, coated side down, over doughnut batter. Chill for 2 to 24 hours.

  4. Preheat oven to 350°F. Remove plastic wrap. Bake about 15 minutes or until doughnuts are light golden brown and spring back when lightly touched. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Carefully invert pan to remove doughnuts.

  5. In a small bowl combine 3 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon. As soon as doughnuts are cool enough to handle, dip into cinnamon-sugar to coat. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

238 Calories
9g Fat
36g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 238
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 391mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 90.9mg 7%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 96mg 2%
Folate, total 36.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*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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