Apple Butter Doughnuts

Apple Butter Doughnuts

I must apologize for the lack of posting yesterday. I tried to write something, really, I did. But I spent a whirlwind weekend in Texas visiting family, had a very early flight yesterday morning, couldn’t sleep on the plane like I’d intended, and then for whatever reason the Dramamine just wouldn’t wear off, so I felt loopy until bedtime! As I’m sure you can imagine, everything I tried to write just came off as terribly incoherent.

apple butter doughnuts, out of the oven

Last night I slept like the dead, and I feel like a new woman this morning. So I’m making it up to you with two posts today! We shall begin our day with breakfast, like the experts say we should. I’m not sure doughnuts are what they have in mind, but sometimes, when those doughnuts are this delicious, you just gotta do it anyway.

Apple Butter Doughnuts

dipping doughnuts in cinnamon-sugar

When Matt and I went apple picking a couple weeks ago, in addition to two bushels of apples, we also picked up some of the farm’s house made apple cider and apple butter. I immediately put the apple butter to work and it rewarded me with these aaaahhhh-maaaa-zzzziiiinnnggg doughnuts. These are moist, cakey, rich, and just all around perfect. You’ll need some considerable willpower (or a top-notch hiding place) to not plow through them in the first hour they are out of the oven.

Apple Butter Doughnuts

Oh yes, I said oven – they are baked! Score!! That will make us (and the experts?) feel a tad bit better about how many you will inevitably eat. Make these very soon. You really shouldn’t miss out on these scrumptious little treats. Enjoy!

Apple Butter Doughnuts

{One year ago: Cornmeal Fried Okra}

Source: The Frugal Foodie Mama

2 cups flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup apple butter
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
2 tbsp butter, melted
1/2 cup chopped apples

3 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
2 tbsp butter, melted

Preheat your oven to 425 F. Spray your doughnut pan(s) with cooking spray. Set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon. In a 2 cup measuring cup, whick the apple butter, milk, eggs, and melted butter until smooth. Pour into the flour mixture and whisk until just combined. Then fold in the chopped apples with a rubber spatula.
Spoon the batter into each doughnut mold of the pan about half full. This works best with a small cereal spoon that is lightly greased.
Bake 7-9 minutes or until the tops of the doughnuts spring back when touched.
Let the doughnuts cool in the pan for about 5 minutes before removing them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Once cool enough to handle, melt 2 more tablespoons of butter in a microwave safe bowl.
In another small shallow bowl, whisk together the sugar and cinnamon.
Quickly dip the top of one of the doughnuts in the melted butter and then twist immediately into the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Repeat this for each doughnut.
This makes at least 12 doughnuts. If you have more than one doughnut pan, use them both. If you only have one, then just bake these in batches, remembering to grease the pan between each batch.

8 responses to “Apple Butter Doughnuts

  1. I think a donut pan is going on my birthday/Christmas list. You’re really tempting me!

    • Texan New Yorker

      Oh it DEFINITELY should. And get Stephen Collucci’s new book too, it has the best instructions on properly using the pan and turning out the best textured donuts.

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