We were down the shore last weekend and it was not beach weather or even walking on the beach with a sweatshirt on weather because it was so windy so Nicole and I decided we wanted to make some donuts. I already had the donut pans from when I made the chocolate donuts with chocolate ganache. A baked donut makes you feel better about eating donuts all together. While they were still warm we sprinkled half of them with confectioners sugar and the other half with cinnamon sugar. This recipe was adapted from dianasdesserts. These donuts tasted best when eaten the day they were made.
2 cups all purpose flour
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1-1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 large egg slightly beaten
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup apple butter
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup apple cider
1/2 cup plain lowfat yogurt
3 tbsp vegetable oil
Confectioners sugar, cinnamon and granulated sugar for coating
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray the donut pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
In another bowl whisk together egg, brown sugar, apple butter, maple syrup, apple cider, yogurt and vegetable oil. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir until just moistened.
Fill donut pans 2/3 full with batter and bake for 10 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched.
Loosen edges and turn donuts onto a rack to cool. Clean the donut pan with a paper towel. Recoat the pan with cooking spray and then refill with the donut batter. While the second batch is cooking fill one plastic bag with confectioners sugar and the other one with a mixture of cinnamon and granulated sugar. Put donuts in one bag or the other and coat as desired.
Eat with a big glass of apple cider and enjoy! Susan