Baked Apple Cinnamon Doughnut Recipe

Prep time:  10 mins
Cook time:  10 mins
Total time:  20 mins
Serves: 6

Homemade apple cinnamon doughnuts. Perfect gift idea or fall treat.


  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 2 Green Apples
  • For the topping:
  • 4 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Peel and grate your apples.
  3. You want to remove as much juice/moisture as you can from the grated apple so place it on paper towels and squeeze.
  4. Next combine all the dry ingredients in a medium bowl and set aside.
  5. Add the apple to the wet ingredients and stir just until incorporated.
  6. Next add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir until incorporated.
  7. Fill each ring ½ to ⅔ full- making sure the batter isn't poring over the rings.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes until the tops are firm and offer a ittle bounce back when you press down.
  9. Leave donuts in the pan to cool for about 5 minutes.
  10. Next to make the topping, mix the sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl.
  11. Take the cooled donuts and dip into the melted butter and then sprinkle generously with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  12. You can also put the cinnamon sugar in a bag and pop the butter covered donut in that and then shake the bag well to coat.
  13. Set on a cooling rack until cool and then enjoy!