Baked Apple Donuts #LMDConnector

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Pumpkin, pumpkin everywhere. Pumpkin pies, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin puddings… that’s fall, right? Not for me. The essential fall flavour in my kitchen is none other than the trusty apple. We order apples by the bushel through a local co-op – in fact, just this past weekend, we took delivery of 80 pounds! Apples are yet another food with strong memories for me – I remember making apple pies by the dozen with my grandmother, with fruit picked fresh from the trees in her back yard.

This month’s recipe is inspired by perfectly ripe, crisp, juicy apples. I considered making a pie or stuffing and baking them, but my poor neglected donut pans have been calling to me. This recipe is a perfect cakey donut, just right to pair with a cup of coffee, or to pack in your child’s lunch. It’s reasonably healthy with whole wheat flour, maple syrup and yogurt, too.

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Baked Apple Donuts

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
2 Tbsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
2 Tbsp butter, melted
1/3 cup maple syrup
2 small apples, grated
Melted butter, cinnamon & sugar, for dusting.

Preheat your oven to 375F. Prepare donut pans by spraying lightly with a non-stick spray.

In a large bowl, combine flours, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. In another bowl, whisk together yogurt, milk, vanilla, eggs, melted butter and maple syrup. Gently mix wet ingredients into dry, being careful not to over-mix. Fold in grated apples.

Spoon {or pipe} batter into prepared donut wells. Bake at 375F until lightly golden brown, about 15 minutes.

Remove from pan and let cool. Brush with additional melted butter, and dip in cinnamon sugar before serving.

Makes 12 donuts.

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