For people, like myself, who haven’t mastered the art of cooking or baking, this recipe is great. I recently bought a couple of donut pans from a yard sale and decided to try making baked donuts. It was simple, and they were so tasty!



1 cup all purpose flour or gluten-free flour

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 extra-large egg

1/2 cup whole milk

1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 large apple (Granny Smith or Golden Delicious) peeled and grated


Cinnamon-sugar coating:

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

¼ cup granulated sugar

1¼ teaspoons ground cinnamon


Pre-heat oven to 375°

In a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, melted butter and vanilla extract. Set the wet and dry ingredients aside while you do some apple grating.

Peel apple and grate it using the large holes on a grater. Use your hands to squeeze the juice from the grated apple.  Add grated apple to the dry ingredients.

Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined. Don’t over mix.

Spray the donut pan with non-stick cooking spray. Evenly distribute the batter in each donut form. (I used a ziplock bag with the corner cut off as a piping bag and evenly filled them 1/2 way in each hole.)

Bake 10-12 minutes until lightly browned. Allow to cool in the pan for 1-2 minutes, then place them on a rack to cool for at least 10 minutes.

While donuts are cooling, make the cinnamon sugar coating. Melt butter, set aside to cool. In a shallow bowl, combine cinnamon and sugar. Coat each donut with butter and roll it in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Enjoy!