Oven Baked Apple Doughnut Holes

Saturday morning…… and I WANT A DOUGHNUT!! LOL! Not just any doughnut mind you….I want one of those simply delicious doughy cinnamony apple fritters! It’s been ages since I’ve had one….but that just sounded like heaven this morning! But… fried and full of gluten and dairy?!  Yugh! I don’t think so…..so how about a healthier version that’s allergy-friendly and still just as tasty and will satisfy my doughnut craving?! These little babies sure did the trick!! Full of moist apple spice goodness and covered in cinnamon sugar….AND they are baked!! YES! I was a little skeptical at first when mixing up the batter…..its really, reallllly thick! (yes, that’s normal when it does the same for you! LOL) but they turned out perfect! Patience is NOT a virtue of mine (just ask my husband 😉 haha) so in my rush to get them coated, I didn’t wait and its a little hot on the fingers! Haha… but SOO worth it when you pop one of these scrumptious little guys in your mouth!! You just kind of sigh into a huge mouthful of bliss as you scarf these down (maybe that was just me?!?) Anyway, I just had to share, as many of you are probably now just getting up and wondering what to have for breakfast, maybe you’ll give these a try! Enjoy! 🙂

Oven Baked Apple Doughnut Holes (Printable Version)

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup white sugar

1 1/2 cups gluten free flour

¾ tsp xanthan gum

1 3/4 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/3 cup cold non-dairy butter

1 egg

1/4 cup almond milk

1 1/2 cups minced apple, peeled and cored

 To Coat:

1/4 cup non-dairy butter, melted

1/3 cup sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, combine sugars, flour, gum, baking powder, and nutmeg. Cut in to the cold butter using a pastry blender.

In a separate bowl, beat together the egg and milk. Fold in the apples. Add to the dry ingredients. Stir until well combined. Using a small cookie scoop, fill each cup of a greased mini muffin pan. Bake 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.

Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes. Remove doughnuts from the pan and dip each doughnut into the melted butter.  Coat with cinnamon and sugar.

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1 Comment »

  1. trialsinfood Said:

    Yum! That looks delicious. Love that they are not deep-fried.


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