Sunday, February 6, 2011

Baked Apple Doughnuts + Maple Glaze

I have been pining after a doughnut pan for about a year now. It seemed so unnecessary, but I had to have one. There are so many doughnuts we like, but these from Seattle and these from Memphis (also these!) take up about twenty-five percent of my thoughts on some days. How to procure them and how I can make them myself are the running topics in my brain.

I finally got my pan, and today I made my first batch. It's about as easy as making muffins, but it looks like a bigger deal to end up with real doughnuts in the end. I've seen a lot of apple cider doughnuts lately, so I juiced a bunch of free apples, made my own apple butter, and went to work.

Baked Apple Doughnuts

Quick Apple Butter

1 pink lady apple, peeled and chopped
juice from half a lemon
1/4 cup apple juice or cider
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
pat of butter

Put all of the ingredients in a saucepan on medium-high heat. Stir so that nothing burns and the liquid is dispersed. Let the mixture cool for a bit and then smash it up with a potato masher or blend. Set aside.

Apple Doughnuts

1 tbsp. canola oil

1 cup AP flour
1/4 cup cane sugar
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt

2/3 cup apple cider or juice
1/4 cup apple butter
1 egg, beaten
2 tsp. non-hydrogenated shortening

Preheat oven to 325 degrees and brush the doughnut pan with canola oil. Whisk the dry ingredients and add the wet ingredients. Mix well. Spoon into pan but do not fill to the top. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Maple Glaze

1 tbsp. cream cheese
1 tbsp. maple syrup
2 tsp. milk
1 cup powdered sugar, sifted

Whisk the 4 ingredients together in a bowl. Dip the doughnuts, once cooled, in the glaze and place them on a baking rack so that glaze sets without pooling.


Stacy Evans said...

*drools* Those look so fabulous. Where did you get your doughnut pan?

The Chubby Vegetarian said...

There are a bunch of good ones on I like the regular-size ones, not mini. I'll put a link in the post.


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Karen said...

Wow, a low fat doughnut, who knew! They look so yummy!

Mouse said...

Those look awesome! Now I'm hankering for a donut pan.

Meowlissa said...

GOOOOAL! (said in my super cool sports announcer voice) I've been looking for a pan for months now. So glad to see this!

Lauren said...

Oops, I think you may have missed the second ingredient in the Maple glaze. Maple syrup maybe? (Let me say, I only noticed this because I've been craving maple doughnuts for weeks and am itching to try these!)

The Chubby Vegetarian said...

Will add! :)

Unknown said...

I didn't know doughnuts could be so messy frying. Awesome!

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