Apple-Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts

If you're celebrating Hanukkah and looking for a healthier version of the traditional 'sufganiyot' this is the perfect recipe for you.

apple-cinnamon baked doughnut closeup

The holiday season is always about food and family, friends and food, or just food in general. Don't get me wrong, I love baking and cooking for the holiday and I definitely love eating! It's just that sometimes there's a need for something a bit healthier than the traditional holiday food.

using a pastry bag to squeeze the doughnut batter into a pan
apple-cinnamon doughnuts after baking and before toping

When it comes to Hanukkah I sure am happy for some flexibility, cause eating foods fried in oil for 8 days is just too much.

sprinkling cinnamon-sugar on the baked doughnuts
apple-cinnamon baked doughnuts covered with cinnamon-sugar

These doughnuts are the ideal solution. They got soft and airy texture, only 10 minutes to prep and got a festive golden look.

a oile of apple-cinnmon baked doughnuts

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Recipe

Prep time
10 minutes
Bake time
10 minutes
Difficulty
Servings:
10
doughnuts

Ingredients

  • 0.5 cup almond milk
  • 0.75 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil/ vegan butter
  • 0.5 cup organic cane sugar
  • 0.75 cup unsweetened applesauce / grated apple
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups white spelt flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 0.5 tsp cinnamon
  • 0.25 tsp nutmeg
For the topping
  • 3 tbsp melted coconut oil / vegan butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 0.5 cup organic cane sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 355°F (180°C) and grease a doughnut pan with vegan butter or coconut oil.

  2. Mix together the milk and vinegar and set aside.

  3. Using a standing mixer or a whisk, beat together the butter/coconut oil with the sugar. Add the curdled milk, applesauce and vanilla extract and mix to combine.

  4. Sift the dry ingredients into a separate bowl. Slowly incorporate the dry mixture to the butter mixture, 1/3 at a time, and mix just to combine (careful not to overmix).

  5. Transfer the doughnut mixture into a large pastry bag and cut the tip-off. Squeeze the doughnut mixture into the greased pan, filling 3/4 of each doughnut cup, and bake for 10 minutes.

  6. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool on a wire rack.

  7. Top the doughnuts: Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Coat the doughnuts with some melted butter/coconut oil, then sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar or simply dunk the doughnuts in the sugar bowl. You can decide to coat from all sides or just the top.

  8. Serve immediately and eat with holiday joy.

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