Can you feel it? Fall is in the air! The chilly breeze, pumpkin scented candles, and colorful leaves are here. Ready for another Fall dessert? Today I’m sharing maple glazed apple doughnuts, as well as a recipe for cinnamon sugar apple doughnuts!
I sit here staring at the screen reminiscing of enjoying these tasty doughnuts. I’m already looking forward to making them again. The dough is a basic cake doughnut base with finely chopped apples, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The real star of the show is the maple glaze. It’s a pure maple syrup glaze made with confectioners sugar and milk for dipping consistency. We made cinnamon sugar apple doughnuts as well. Some like the maple glaze and others prefer cinnamon sugar topping so it’s a win-win.
Next week we’re headed to Apple Hill in Northern California, the home of the most delicious apple desserts I have ever tasted. I can hardly wait! We have a picnic in this small, beautiful park that rests on a hill. We pull out a large blanket, spread out our picnic food, and watch the kids run up and down the hill. You’ll find me with my camera in hand capturing beautiful memories I will always treasure.
Grab a hot cup of coffee and enjoy an apple doughnut this weekend. Add a classic cinnamon sugar topping or pure maple syrup glaze and enjoy!
Maple Glazed Apple Doughnuts
- 3 cups all-purpose flour plus more for rolling out dough
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup chopped granny smith apples
- Vegetable oil for frying
- Maple Glaze:
- 1 cup confectioners sugar
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1-2 tsp milk
- Cinnamon sugar topping
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- In a large bowl combine 2 cups of flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
- Combine milk and melted butter in a small bowl, set aside.
- In a stand mixer or large mixing bowl combine eggs, sugar, and vanilla for 3 minutes. Slowly alternate adding flour and milk mixture to egg mixture.
- Stir in 1 cup of flour and apples.Cover and chill dough for 3 hours.
- Roll out dough on floured surface to 1/2 inch thick. Note: dough can be very sticky, add 1/2 cup of flour if needed. Cut dough with doughnut cutter, dipping into flour between cuts.
- Heat oil to 375 degrees.
- Fry 2-3 doughnuts at a time, frying 1 minute on each side.
- If using cinnamon sugar topping dip into sugar then transfer to wire rack to cool.
- Drain and cool on paper towels if glazing.
- If glazing, wait until doughnuts are completely cooled then dip into glazing or drizzle on top.
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These look awesome! Sure my boys will love them for breakfast! :)
Oh my gosh these sound amazing!!
I love making homemade doughnuts, and these look amazing! The apple doughnut with maple glaze may just make its way to our breakfast table this Sunday. Thanks for sharing!
Oh my delicious-ness!!!
Yum! Those look delicious!
Oh my, these look yummy! I am *almost* sad I saw this post, because now I am going to have to make them. YUM!!!!!
these dougnuts need to happen here…if it were so late, I;d be making them now :) they look amazing
Your doughnuts look fantastic! I will be planning to make those very soon :) Awesome idea!
Oh these look incredible Crystal! What a fantastically yummy breakfast :)
Wow!!!! Those look incredible!!!
These look amazing! The glaze is just out of this world: so thick and snow-white! Pinned.
I made these this morning-came out really great. I barely chilled them at all, but just patted them out w my hands and they were fine. Also, a note on the oil temp- I don’t have a thermometer. So my first ones came out really dark. I’d keep the flame really low if you’re unsure. Also, sprinkled some of the extra chopped apple on top of the glaze – really tasty! Thanks so much for the recipe.