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maple apple donuts
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Maple apple donuts

These mini donuts have a few healthy ingredients including oat bran and apple to balance out the delicious maple-flavored sweetness. Addictively good!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 mini
Calories: 51kcal
Author: Caroline's Cooking


  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup applesauce see note at end, below, on making own
  • ¼ cup maple syrup 4tbsp/60ml
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt 60ml
  • ¼ cup milk 60ml
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil melted and allowed to cool
  • ½ cup all purpose flour 70g plain flour
  • ½ cup oat bran 55g
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

For the glaze

  • 1 tablespoon butter 10g
  • 1 ½ tablespoon maple syrup
  • ¼ cup confectioners sugar 4tbsp icing sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 350F/175C and lightly oil/spray a donut or mini-donut tin.
  • Place the egg, applesauce, maple syrup, vanilla, yogurt, milk and coconut oil in a bowl and whisk together.
  • Add the flour, oatbran, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and mix until combined but try to avoid over-mixing.
  • Transfer the mixture to a ziplock bag, seal then cut off one corner and use this to fill your donut tin. You want to fill them to near the top but with a little space left. Flatten out the mixture if it looks lumpy then bake for around 15mins for mini donuts (probably around 20 for regular sized) until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool before glazing.

For the glaze

  • To make the glaze, melt the butter in a small pan, mix in the maple syrup and confectioners sugar until smooth then dip one side of each donut in the glaze, turn over and allow to dry. This recipe gives enough for a light dip rather than lots of glaze, so increase quantities if you want more.


Note - for homemade applesauce I used 1 ½ medium apples, cored and peeled and cut into chunks, 4tbsp water and a squeeze of lemon heated over a medium-low heat and stirred occasionally until the apples were tender. Then pureed and allowed to cool. Will keep a few days refrigerated.


Calories: 51kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 61mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.3mg