Apple Cinnamon Donuts
Apple Pie has been one of my absolute favorite desserts along with donuts! Here's a delicious recipe of these amazing faves married to be a rich explosion of apple flavor and cinnamon-y goodness in your mouth.
Serving Size: About 9 donuts Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 16-18 min
- 1 c gluten free flour blend cup for cup
- 1/2 c Organic Brown Sugar (see Tips)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 c plant-based milk
- 1/2 TB apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2.5 - 3 cups peeled apples, diced
- 1/2 c Maple Syrup (see Tips)
- 1/4 c water
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1.5 c toasted chopped Walnuts + syrup from apple compote (see instructions)
- Preheat oven to 350 F
- Combine ingredients for Apple Topping into small pot and cook on low until apples begin to simmer and syrup gets thicker (usually takes 5-10 minutes). Remove from heat and let cool.
- Stir milk and apple cider vinegar in small container and set aside. This will be your "buttermilk"
- In medium bowl, combine dry Batter Mix ingredients, sifting if necessary.
- In nonstick donut or mini muffin pan (use nonstick spray, if needed), spread toasted walnuts evenly in donut pan or mini muffin pan.
- Using a small strainer or sieve and measuring cup, pour and strain cooked apples separating the maple syrup juice. Set both aside.
- Spread toasted walnuts evenly in donut pan or mini muffin pan. Using the leftover maple syrup from the apples, pour a little bit over each section of walnuts in the donut or mini muffin pan.
- Add "buttermilk" mixture and whisk until blended.
- Combine wet mixture into Batter Mix and mix thoroghly. Do not overmix, but just until dry ingredients are fully incorporated.
- Pour batter evenly into donut/mini muffin pan then evenly top with the apple mix. Press apple mix slightly into the batter so it adheres to the top when baking.
- Place in center of rack and bake for 16-18 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
- Let cool for 5-10 minutes before removing.
- Serve warm with a generous pour of the extra maple syrup to "glaze" on each donut. If you want it like apple pie, serve with non-dairy ice cream or cocowhip "a la mode."
- Coconut sugar can be substituted 1:1 - it's a preference of taste. You can also use another sugar free option of choice. I have not tried it this way, but just be sure to use one that is 1:1.
- For less sugar, Chocozero syrup 1:1. I have used this and it's still tasty, but not as rich in flavor.
- If you are looking for a "lighter" version of this recipe, you can also eliminate the walnuts at the bottom. I have tried it this way and it still tastes yummy - just be sure to push your apples into the batter slightly. so it isn't too dry.