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apple cinnamon roll doughnuts on a red plate

Apple Cinnamon Roll Doughnuts

  • Author: Elizabeth I Confessions of a Baking Queen
  • Prep Time: 25 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 Minutes
  • Total Time: 37 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 Donuts 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Baked Apple Cinnamon Roll Doughnuts are a cake based donut filled with chunks of apple, baked in a cinnamon sugar topping and once baked frosted with a cream cheese frosting. These donuts are out of control, such a special weekend breakfast treat!


Ingredients

Units Scale

Apples

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 small apple, peeled & sliced thinly

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

  • 5 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp heavy cream

Donut Batter

  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 heaping cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup plain Chobani Greek Yogurt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp vegetable oil

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 3 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tbsp Heavy Cream
  • 1 1/2-2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

Apples

  1. Preheat oven to 325F and grease a 6 doughnut pan.
  2. In a medium saucepan cook butter and sliced apples until apples are soft, not soggy. About 5-8 minutes. Transfer to a bowl to cool. Cut into small pieces.

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

  1. In the same saucepan cook brown sugar, cornstarch, heavy cream, butter, vanilla and cinnamon. Cook for about 3 minutes, until all fully combined.

Donut Batter

  1. In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl combine greek yogurt, egg, vanilla, heavy cream, and vegetable oil. Pour into dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Do not over mix. Fold in apples.
  3. Distribute cinnamon mixture into doughnut wells evenly.
  4. Scoop batter into a Ziploc bag. Close and cut a 1/2 inch hole at one bottom corner. Squeeze into doughnut pan on top of cinnamon mixture. Bake for 10-12 minute or until when touched the doughnut bounces back.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer beat cream cheese for 1 minute. Slowly mix in heavy cream and powdered sugar and once combined mix on high for 3-4 minutes.
  2. Transfer frosting to a shallow wide bowl and dip cooled doughnuts in. Re-dip as many times as you like πŸ™‚ I dipped about 2-3 times.


Keywords: apple doughnuts, baked apple donuts, cinnamon roll donuts

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