Thursday, October 4, 2012

'Tis the Season for Fall - Oven Baked Cinnamon Apple Bites

These donuts sound so so delicious! And hello! They are baked so of course they are "healthy" for you.

Oven Baked Cinnamon Apple Donuts

1/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1-1/2 cups bite size chunks of apple, peeled and cored
1-1/2 cups of all purpose flour
1-3/4 teaspoons backing powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/3 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces
1 egg
1/4 cup milk

1/4 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk the flour, baking powder, sugars, salt and nutmeg in a bowl. Add the cold chopped butter. Rub the pieces of butter with the flour mixture until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

In a separate bowl, beat the egg. Mix in the milk and fold in the chopped apples. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture. Stir using a spatula or spoon making sure not to overmix. Place a spoonful of batter into each mold of a buttered mini muffin pan.

Bake for 15-18 minutes or until the donuts are just golden. Remove from the oven, unmold and lightly brush each donut with the melted butter. Dunk in a bowl with the sugar and cinnamon mixed in. Shake off excess sugar and serve immediately.

*Notes: I probably wouldn't call these "donut holes". They ended up being more like mini muffins. The kind where you eat one or twelve. They had a good apple flavor and had the consistency (sorta taste) of a donut but I would still lean more towards a muffin.

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1 comment:

  1. I saw these last week, and I'm SO going to make them!