Applesauce Drop Doughnuts

Cassie *


I have made these many times. So quick and easy. I have omitted the spices and dipped in chocolate glaze also.

I have taken these to family get together's and are always first to go. The batch makes plenty.



★★★★★ 4 votes

about 5 dozen
15 Min


  • 3 Tbsp
    butter, softened
  • 3/4 c
  • 3
  • 1 c
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 4 - 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 3 - 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 3/4 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 c
  • ·
    oil for deep-fat frying
  • ·
    additional cinnamon and sugar

How to Make Applesauce Drop Doughnuts


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in applesauce and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg; gradually add to the creamed mixture alternately with milk (the batter will be thick).
  2. In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Drop teaspoonfuls of batter a few at a time into hot oil. Fry until golden brown on both sides, about about 1 minute on each side.

    Drain on paper towels; roll in sugar and cinnamon while warm.

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