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Baked Buttermilk Apple Pie Donuts

Makes 18-20 donuts

Ingredients

For the Donuts:

  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp apple pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apples
  • crushed graham crackers for garnish

For the Glaze:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp apple pie spice

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a large bowl add all the dry ingredients: Flour, sugar, baking powder, apple pie spice, and salt.
  • Sift together until mixed.
  • Whisk in eggs, butter, buttermilk, vanilla, and apple juice.
  • Finally add chopped dried apples.
  • Grease and flour a donut baking pan (mine has 6 nonstick donut rings).
  • I poured my batter into a large measuring cup and poured it into the donut pan, filling each ring 3/4 way.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes until golden and they spring back to your touch.
  • Remove from oven and after a couple minutes remove to a cooling tray.
  • Repeat with remaining batter.
  • Meanwhile make the glaze by whisking powdered sugar, milk, and apple pie spice together in a bowl.
  • Dunk each mostly cooled donut top into the glaze then sprinkle with crushed graham crackers.
  • Place back on the cooling rack until the glaze has hardened and the donuts have cooled (if you can wait that long before eating them!).