Friday, March 26, 2010

Baked Apple Donuts

Baked Apple Donuts in basket

I have to be honest with you.

I made this recipe way back in the beginning of November and somehow it got lost in the blogosphere, and I just now found it again.

This is a Tasty Kitchen recipe (aka Pioneer Woman's recipe site).

I like the Tasty Kitchen site. I even have a few of my recipes posted there, but the one thing that truly bugs me about it is that it's so darn time consuming to submit a recipe. Have any of you tried?

You have to list each ingredient by cup, ounce, each, etc. Who has this kind of time?? I'm a cut and paste kinda girl, I don't have a half hour to upload a recipe.

I hope she works those kinks out, I mean what does that woman do all day??? Geesh, lol.

So anyway, I made these back in November, and they were a hit for breakfast. The boys really liked them and being portable always helps. Grab one or two and go.

Baked Apple Donuts pan

Doesn't the batter look like egg salad??? I thought it did.

Baked Apple Donuts
Recipe from Tasty Kitchen – Mary Ostyn
Printable recipe
3 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ cup vegetable shortening
2 large eggs, beaten
1 cup milk
2 cups cored and finely diced apples

½ cup butter, melted
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 350. Mix the first 5 ingredients with a fork. Add the shortening and mix until the shortening is broken up. Set aside. In another bowl combine the eggs, milk and diced apples. Add this to the dry ingredients and mix until just blended.

Baked Apple Donuts in basket 1

Spoon into a greased muffin pan, or use paper liners. Bake 20 – 25 minutes or until muffins are light to medium brown. While donuts are baking, melt the butter and set aside. Combine 1 cup of sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. When the donuts are done and before they have had a chance to cool, dip them in butter and then in the cinnamon/sugar mixture.


Jessica said...

I am not a huge donut person, but those look absolutely delicious!

Lyndas recipe box said...

These look amazing! I love anything with apples, but to be rolled in butter and cinnamon sugar after baking makes me want to drool! :)

Melissa said...

"Doesn't the batter look like egg salad??? I thought it did."

Ha, it does!

Re. Tasty Kitchen, the only other person I know who hangs out there is Rebecca (Foodie with Family). I've never asked her how she uploads her recipes, but man, that does seem rather laborious!

Foodiewife said...

Yes, yes, yes!! I have only uploaded three of my recipes, because I can't cut and paste my recipes. Thank you, that I'm not the only person who has kvetched about it! Muffins are my I'm-too-sleepy-to-make-a-big-breakfast go to. I'm all for baking my daily dose of fruit, too. A little sugar makes it go down even better!

Jayne said...

Can I sub shortening with something else? Please do get back to me at jayne[dot]leepj[at]gmail[dot]com

Thanks!!! :-)

elizabeth said...

yum! apparently, I'm in a doughnut phase lately. I'll have to try these out sometime soon! just ran across your blog recently, great site!

Amanda said...

Its so funny that you posted this recipe because I have been making a favorite recipe of mine for years that is basically the same without the apples. My kids call it "muffins that taste like dougnuts". After reading this one I'm going to try adding the apples. They look great!