Apple-Cinnamon Mini Doughnuts


These bite-size baked apple doughnuts have all the flavor of their fried counterparts with fewer calories. Serve plain for breakfast, with an afternoon cup of coffee or alongside whipped cream for an after-dinner treat.

Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
12 servings


  • 1 tablespoon sugar plus 1/3 cup, divided

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon plus 3/4 teaspoon, divided

  • 1 cup white whole-wheat flour (see Tip)

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • teaspoon ground allspice

  • teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 large egg

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

  • ½ cup apple cider

  • 1 cup finely chopped peeled apple


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat two 12-cup nonstick or silicone mini doughnut pans (or two 6-cup regular-size nonstick or silicone doughnut pans) with cooking spray.

  2. Combine 1 tablespoon sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl. Set aside.

  3. Whisk the remaining 1/3 cup sugar and 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon, with flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, allspice and ginger in a large bowl. Whisk egg, butter and cider in a medium bowl. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined. Fold in apple. Fill each mini doughnut cup with a scant 1 tablespoon batter (or each regular cup with a scant 2 tablespoons).

  4. Bake the doughnuts until a toothpick comes out clean, about 15 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 2 minutes, then tap out onto a wire rack. Dredge the warm doughnuts in the reserved cinnamon-sugar mixture to coat.


Make Ahead Tip: Store airtight for up to 2 days; if desired, coat with more cinnamon sugar before serving.

Equipment: Two 12-cup nonstick or silicone mini doughnut pans (or two 6-cup regular-size pans)

Try white whole-wheat flour in place of all-purpose flour in baked goods. It's made from hard white wheat berries, which makes it lighter in color and flavor than regular whole-wheat flour, but with the same nutritional properties. Look for it near other whole-grain flours. For the best flavor, store it airtight in the freezer.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

92 Calories
2g Fat
17g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Serving Size 2 mini doughnuts or 1 regular
Calories 92
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 9g
Added Sugars 6g 12%
Protein 2g 4%
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Vitamin A 88IU 2%
Vitamin C 1mg 1%
Folate 2mcg 1%
Sodium 75mg 3%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 2mg 8%
Magnesium 1mg 0%
Potassium 33mg 1%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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