Baked Apple Doughnuts

I am a cake doughnut kind of girl.

Raised doughnuts - no thank you.

A nice cake doughnut with a little bit of glaze. A little bit of perfection right there.

I don't indulge in them very often, hardly ever, because if I did I would start to look like a cake doughnut myself.

When I was pregnant with Mauryn, my dear sweet friend Kara brought me a batch of muffins.  Oh. my. word. They were perfect for fall and tasted just like a cake doughnut.  Just delightful. Since I was 8 months pregnant and pretty much looked like a round cake doughnut anyway, I indulged. Big time. 

Every fall since then, I start to get a hankering for the muffins, otherwise known as baked apple doughnuts. 

Even though they are called doughnuts and taste like doughnuts they are muffins. We all know muffins are a healthier option than a doughnut - right?.  Indulge and enjoy y'all!

Baked Apple Doughnuts 

1 1/2 c flour
1 3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 c sugar
1/3 c shortening
1 egg, beaten
1/4 c milk
1/2 c grated raw apple
1/2 c melted butter
1/3 c sugar
1 tsp grated cinnamon

Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and 1/2 c sugar.

Cut in shortening until mixture is fine.

Mix together egg, milk, and apple.  Add all at once to dry ingredients.

Fill greased muffin tins.

Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

Remove from pans. Dunk in melted butter and roll in cinnamon and sugar.

Serves 12

* Sorry not pictures - I haven't mastered the food photography like Sarah (she could be professional - seriously)


Leah in Iowa said...

Yum - these sound delicious! I'll have to give these a try.

Lynn said...

mmmm...these DO sound like fall. Perhaps I will try them after we move into our new house!

Kym said...

You know I am gonna make these! Thanks for the recipe. I have wanted it since having these at the cabin. Now if I can only eat one and stop with that. Ha!

Stephanie said...

Now that is what I'm talking about. Those sound scrumptious. How could this possibly be good for my Weight Watchers? But I will definitely be making these. Thanks for the recipe.

Rachel Slagle said...

wow those sound super yummy! i think i will definately have to make them (even though about 1/2 of the ingredients are on my "do not eat list") :)

Krista said...

Mmmm. Sounds sooo delicious! That's one of my favorite things about being pregnant. . . indulging for the baby! I've been enjoying maple bars quite a bit recently

Denise said...

couldn't you just make'm and ship'm to me?

Short Stop said...

These sound magnificent. I have never made a recipe with grated apple. What a GREAT idea! I will definitely try these!!

(Thank you for the kind compliment about my food pics. You're so sweet, Kristen!)

Cathi Hamen said...

sounds like a nice fall saturday morning surprise breakfast!! thnx for sharing!

Dave and Jenni said...

These sound wonderful! They're going on my fall recipe list!