Baked Apple Donuts with Caramel Glaze

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #AppleWeek . I received complimentary product from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of my #AppleWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Welcome to Apple Week 2019! This is my fourth year participating in this event, and it's one of my absolute favorites.  I'm kicking it off with these Baked Apple Donuts with Caramel Glaze! I love making baked donuts because it's so much easier than the fried kind.

I wanted to distribute the apple flavor through the donut, so rather than dicing it up I peeled it and then used a box grater.   Once your batter comes together you can either try to spoon it into the wells of the donut pan or use a ziptop or pastry bag to squeeze it in. 

Donut pans are more widely available now, I included links to my favorites down in the recipe card. I personally make 6 full size donuts and then do the rest as minis.  We enjoy the large ones for breakfast or dessert and the smaller ones get bagged up and go into lunch boxes.

To finish them off, I dipped them into the new Torani Puremade Caramel Sauce.  This added a wonderful flavor, and also allowed for the addition of some festive fall colored sprinkles.

Thanks so much to Cam from Culinary Adventures of Camilla for hosting #AppleWeek and to all the other awesome bloggers for sharing their recipes. Be sure to enter the giveaway from our generous sponsors. There are 9 prize packs up for grabs this time around!

Baked Apple Donuts with Caramel Glaze

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  • 2 cups Bob's Red Mill All Purpose Organic Flour
  • 3/4 cup Bob's Red Mill Cane Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon Taylor & Colledge Vanilla Bean Paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 large Envy apple
  • Torani Puremade Caramel Sauce (about 1/4 cup)
  • Sprinkles- optional

How to cook Baked Apple Donuts with Caramel Glaze

  1. Preheat oven to 325. 
  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.  Add butter, milk, eggs, vanilla bean paste, nutmeg, and cinnamon.  Peel apple, grate over mixture.  Beat until blended.
  3. Spoon batter into a pastry or ziptop bag.   Coat donut pan with nonstick spray.  Fill each donut 2/3 full. 
  4. Bake 14 to 16 minutes for full size donuts, 8 to 10 minutes for mini donuts.  Cool in pans 3 to 5 minutes, then cool completely on wire racks. 
  5. Invert donuts into caramel sauce, then return to upright position and allow to set on parchment or cooling rack.  Top with sprinkles, if desired.
  6. Makes approximately 3 dozen mini donuts or 1 dozen full size.

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  1. I'll bet that caramel sauce was perfect on these delicious sounding donuts.

  2. I hadn't thought of dipping anything in a caramel sauce to adhere sprinkles. Genius!


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