Baked Apple Doughnut Holes

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A great way to enjoy doughnut holes without frying. The apple and cinnamon mixture add a nice flavor.


★★★★★ 4 votes

40 doughnut holes
30 Min
25 Min


  • 3 c
    unsifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 c
  • 3 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 c
    butter (3 sticks)
  • 2 large
    eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 c
    grated tart apples
  • 1/2 c
    chopped nuts (optional)
  • 2 tsp
    ground cinnamon

How to Make Baked Apple Doughnut Holes


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease forty 1 1/2" muffin pan cups.
  2. In a medium-size bowl, combine flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. With pastry blender or 2 knives, cut 1 cup (2 sticks) butter into the flour mixture until it resembles fine crumbs. Stir in eggs and milk until soft dough forms. Fold in apples and nuts (if using).
  3. With floured hands, roll dough into 1-inch round balls to resemble doughnut holes. Drop balls into muffin pan cups. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. In a small saucepan, melt remaining 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter over low heat. In medium size plastic food storage bag, combine remaining 3/4 cup sugar and the cinnamon. In batches of 3 or 4, drop doughnut holes into melted butter to cover and then immediately remove doughnut holes with tongs or a slotted spoon. Toss into the sugar/cinnamon mixture. Repeat until all doughnut holes have been coated.

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About Baked Apple Doughnut Holes

Course/Dish: Fruit Breakfast
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American

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