Saturday, October 20, 2012

Apple Pie Donut Holes


This week has been incredibly busy.  We put our house up for sale and my sister-in-law had her baby early.  All happy things, but hectic non the less.  I did have some time to make these treats.  I wanted donuts, but also wanted to use my new Babycakes cake pop machine.  So I thought donut holes would be fun.


I used some canned apple pie filling that I had on hand.  It already had a great flavor, so I knew the donut holes would come out tasty.

Okay, so it's a slightly messy project, but they came out so cute.  The clean up is really easy on the Babycakes machines.  This is my third machine, so I should know.

The donut holes pop out quite easily from the reservoirs and they bake so darn fast.  Oh the possiblities for recipes with this thing.

I did glaze the donuts after they cooled off, so they wouldn't dry out.  I was going to coat them in cinnamon sugar, but after taste testing one, I realized that the texture was too gritty.

I then moved on to powdered sugar and cinnamon.  After taste testing a few of those to get the right ratio for sugar to cinnamon, I came up with a winner.

 I know what you are thinking.  It is hard work to taste test until you find the right recipe.  My daughter and husband were kind enough to lend me a hand.  They are dedicated helpers.


Apple Pie Donut Holes

by The Sweet Chick
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Keywords: bake dessert snack apple cinnamon donuts


Ingredients (36 donut holes)
    For the donuts
    • 2 cups all purpose flour
    • 1/2 cup brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
    • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    • 3/4 cup canned apple pie filling
    • 2 tablespoons milk
    For the glaze
    • 1 cup powdered sugar
    • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    • 4 tablespoons milk
    For the coating
    • 1 cup powdered sugar
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    Instructions
    For the donuts
    In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
    Then add eggs, maple syrup, and vanilla. Mix well.
    Before adding apple pie filling, run a knife through the large chunks of apples to chop them into smaller pieces. Then add to mixture and mix until all apples are incorporated.
    Then add the milk. The mixture will be on the thick side.
    Pour 1 tablespoon of donut mixture into each reservoir of your preheated Babycakes cake pop machine.
    Bake for 4 minutes, then remove and place on a plate or cooling rack to cool off.
    For the glaze
    In a small bowl mix together powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk. You want the consistency to be runny, not thick.
    Dip each donut in the mixture and flip it around by hand or with a fork until the whole donut is covered.
    Then place back on the cooling rack until the glaze is dry.
    For the coating
    In a small bowl combine the powdered sugar and cinnamon.
    Dip each donut into the mixture and roll around until all covered.
    Then place finished donuts in an airtight container until ready to eat.
    Oh, who are you kidding, go ahead and start eating!
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    9 comments:

    1. I do not have a donuts machine, any idea on bake time, I have a cake pop baking pan.

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      1. I know for the regular mini donuts you set your oven to 425º and it's 4-6 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. So it should be the same.

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    2. Apple fritters are my fave...these just may be my favorite donut holes!

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    3. Oh they look wonderful!
      I would love to have you share this or any other of your recipes at Wednesday Extravaganza - my Foodie Link Party! Here is the link:
      http://www.hungrylittlegirl.com/1/post/2012/10/wednesday-extravaganza.html

      Can't wait to see you there!

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      1. I did post this recipe last night on your link party!

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    4. I my goodness I need that machine, giggle. These look and sound delish. Thank you for sharing. I invite you to share them at my hop too. I'm hopping over from Wednesday extravaganza xo

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      1. Yes you need it. I have three of the Babycakes machines and love them. They are easy to use and bake well. Clean up is quick. I will check out your hop tonight.

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    5. These look great! Love donut holes, hardly ever see them in the uk, never thought of making myown. I will now tho!

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