Apple & Cinnamon baked donuts
(Makes 20 mini donuts)
- 2/3 cup self-raising flour
– 1/3 cup plain flour
– 1 egg
– ¼ cup brown sugar
– ½ cup grated apple
– 1/3 cup milk
– 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
– 1 TBS vegetable oil
– 1 TBS maple syrup
– ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
– ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 cup white chocolate melts
– Red food gel colouring
– Red sanding sugar
– Green gummy lollies
– Gummy worms or snakes (optional)
1. Pre-heat oven to 175oC, and grease two 12 hole mini donut pans.
2. Mix sifted flour, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl and set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk the rest of the ingredients together until combined. Gradually add to the dry ingredients, and then gently fold batter until incorporated.
3. Transfer mixture into piping or zip lock bags, and pipe into donut pans approximately 2/3 of the way full. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes, then place onto a cooling rack.
4. While the donuts are cooling, begin to prepare for the decorations. Break pretzels into pieces to resemble apple stems, and cut green gummy lollies into leaf shapes. You can also use green fondant or roll ups for this step if you prefer.
5. Place the white chocolate melts into a microwave safe bowl, and microwave at 25 second intervals, stirring each time, until the chocolate has completely melted. Add red gel food dye to get a colour similar to the red sanding sugar.
6. Dip the cooled donuts into the chocolate, and then into the red sanding sugar. The donuts can be left without the sanding sugar, but it gives it a little more texture, and increases the cuteness factor! Next, use a toothpick and swirl it around in the donut to establish a small hole where you want the stem to go. Take the pretzel piece and dip into the chocolate before sticking into the donut, then place the gummy leaf in place.
You can also place gummy worms or snakes in the donut hole as a fun treat and extra detailing!
Now you have adorable donuts that not only taste like apples, but look like them too. And as they say, an apple a day keeps the doctor away!
*These donuts taste best fresh, and best eaten within the first 2 days.
RECIPE | Vickie Liu