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baked apple doughnut holes

(5 ratings)
Recipe by
Daily Inspiration S
Somewhere, TX

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

(5 ratings)
yield 40 doughnut holes
prep time 30 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For baked apple doughnut holes

  • 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 lg
    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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