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Soft fluffy Cinnamon Apple Donuts, perfect for Fall!

Cinnamon Apple Donuts

It’s #AppleWeek and you know what? I’m so ready! I’ve been ready for Fall for over a month now, and getting antsy for my Fall weather that I love so much. It’s a semi-warmer 80 degrees today, after a low 70’s day yesterday that was windy and breezy.

I was wearing a sweater yesterday, today I am wearing short sleeves and hoping that this heat goes away. Welcome to the midwest. lol We can sometimes do all four seasons in one day.

But there’s nothing like cooking with Fall items that makes me feel like it’s that time, so apples it is!

Cinnamon Apple Donuts

We love making these Cinnamon Apple Donuts which are twist from my Pumpkin Pie Donuts – moist, soft and fluffy.

Each bite screams fall and just takes me where I want to be, even with the hot days still here in St. Louis.

Pray these Cinnamon Apple Donuts bring some Fall weather in with them. I’m so ready!

So #AppleWeek is almost over and I wanted to give a big shout out and a great big thank you to our hostess, Carlee from Cooking with Carlee for setting up such a fun week and letting me jump in this year! Plus don’t miss the recipes shared today. Those are down below too!

Cinnamon Apple Donuts

Don’t forget to check out more of these AWESOME apple recipes from #AppleWeek

Apple and Onion Cornbread from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Apple Butter Cheesecake from The Redhead Baker
Apple Chicken Stew from Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Apple Praline Bread from Family Around the Table
Battered Chocolate Caramel Apple Slices from The Freshman Cook
Caramel Apple Pull Apart Bread from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Apple Crack Slaw Eggrolls from Dad What’s 4 Dinner
Mom’s Apple Cake from Books n’ Cooks
Oatmeal Applesauce Muffins from Amy’s Cooking Adventures
PB Apple Butter Muffins from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Roasted Butternut Squash and Apples from Simple and Savory
Savory Apple Turkey Brie Galette from Bear & Bug Eats

Cinnamon Apple Donuts Recipe

Cinnamon Apple Donuts

Cinnamon Apple Donuts

Nicole Cook
Soft fluffy Cinnamon Apple Donuts, perfect for Fall!
4.34 from 9 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Course Muffin and Donut Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 12


For Donuts

  • 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 Tablespoon of Apple Pie Spice
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup apple puree or applesauce
  • ½ cup milk

For Spiced Sugar Coating

  • 1 stick butter melted
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Apple Pie Spice


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare your donut pan with cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the pureed apple, vanilla vegetable oil, eggs and granulated sugar.
  • In another bowl, mix together the apple pie spices, the salt, the baking powder and the flour.
  • Mix together the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients, mixing well.
  • Using a mini ice cream scoop (my favorite method) or a spoon, fill each donut well with about a quarter cup of batter or so. You want them about 3/4 full.
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the donut comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes in the pan.
  • Remove the donuts and place on a cooling rack to continue cooling.
  • While still warm, dip them into the melted butter and the apple pie spiced sugar mixture. Use 1 cup of sugar and 2 Tablespoons of apple pie spice. Dip the donut in butter, then dip in spiced sugar mix.
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