Wowzers people these doughnuts were OUT OF CONTROL!! I am obsessed! This doughnut is the BEST baked doughnut I have ever had. Apple Cinnamon Roll Doughnuts will make your mornings/ life in general better. I always love apples but as of late I am going through an obsession. A few weeks ago I made Salted Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls which were TO DIE FOR! Seriously go make them, like NOW! Those rolls inspired these doughnuts.
I came home from work on Saturday morning at about 10:30AM it was too late in the day for me to make Salted Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls but I craved them oh so badly. The cream cheese frosting, soft apples, cinnamon, sugar & butter.. basically my mouth was watering at the thought of these babies.
So I decided to make doughnuts. Easier & quicker. I adapted my recipe from Buns in My Oven. Karly posted them recently and I feel in love at first sight. Typical, with me and food.
This recipe has a few different steps but honestly does not take long at all and totally satisfied my cinnamon roll craving WAY quicker than making actual cinnamon rolls.
Preheat oven to 325F and grease a 6 well doughnut pan. In a medium saucepan put sliced apples and butter and cook for about 5-8 minutes until apples are soft, not soggy. Transfer to a bowl to cool and cut into small pieces.
In the same saucepan cook together some brown sugar, cornstarch, butter, cinnamon, heavy cream and vanilla extract. Cook until combined about 2 minutes. Set aside.
Then in a large bowl mix the dry ingredients- flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and baking powder. In a small bowl combine eggs, greek yogurt, vanilla, heavy cream and vegetable oil. Add wet ingredients to try ingredients mix until just combine then fold in apples.
Pout the brown sugar mixture into the well greased pan.
Pour the batter into a ziploc bag and cut a 1/2 inch hole at one end. Squeeze the batter around the donut wells.
Bake them for 10-12 minutes, test by touching the donuts if the bounce back they are done.
Let them cool on a rack for 4 minutes then flip them out on to a wire rack. I placed a dish towel underneath to catch any of the cinnamon brown sugar mixture.
Whip up some cream cheese, powdered sugar and heavy cream. Then pour into a shallow dish and dip each donut. I dipped 2-3 times, I like lots of cream cheese frosting!
Let them sit on a wire rack to set for a few minutes
Look at that gorgeous chunk of apple? Let me tell you this first bite was heaven! Pure Bliss!
Recipe Adapted from: Buns in My Oven