Here’s a delicious apple donut recipe that combines the sweetness of apples with the warmth of cinnamon. Perfect for a cozy treat!


For the Donuts:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped apples (about 1 small apple)

For the Cinnamon Sugar Coating:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted


  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a donut pan or line with parchment paper.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  3. Mix Wet Ingredients: In another bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs, applesauce, buttermilk, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  4. Combine Ingredients: Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Fold in the chopped apples.
  5. Fill the Donut Pan: Spoon the batter into the prepared donut pan, filling each cavity about 3/4 full.
  6. Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the donuts comes out clean. Let the donuts cool in the pan for about 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Prepare Cinnamon Sugar Coating: In a small bowl, mix together the granulated sugar and ground cinnamon. Brush each donut with melted butter, then dip in the cinnamon sugar mixture to coat.
  8. Serve: Serve the apple donuts warm or at room temperature. Enjoy!

These apple donuts are a delightful treat, perfect for breakfast or a snack!