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Baked Apple Pie Donuts, whole wheat
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Vegan Baked Apple Pie Donuts

These vegan baked apple pie donuts have a tart-sweet maple-apple glaze and the warmth of nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger. And they're whole-wheat.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast/Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 18 donuts
Calories: 191kcal


For the glaze

  • ¼ cup maple syrup (can add up to ½ cup for sweeter donuts)
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 apple peeled, cored, then grated coarsely
  • 2 tablespoon nondairy milk


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a bowl, mix the flour, baking powder cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt.
  • In a larger bowl,beat together the oil, applesauce, sugar, vanilla extract, and molasses if using. You can do this with a handheld whisk or with electric beaters or in a stand mixer. Make sure everything is thoroughly integrated.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet in two batches and stir just until everything has blended together. Don't overwork the batter.
  • Spray a donut pan lightly with oil. If you have more than one, lucky you, because this batter makes 18 donuts. I had to hang around the kitchen to get my one pan in and out of the oven three times.
  • Fill the wells of the donut pan nearly to the top, but make sure you don't cover the center, or your donut won't have a hole. :)
  • Bake the donuts 18-20 minutes for each batch, or until a toothpick near the center comes out with a few dry crumbs sticking to it.
  • Turn the donuts on to a rack and let them cool thoroughly before glazing.
  • Make the glaze:
  • In a saucepan, place the apple, maple syrup, spices and bring to a boil. Lower the heat until the liquid simmers, and let it cook about 10 minutes until the apples are really soft.
  • Add the nondairy milk, stir in, and turn off the heat. Let the glaze cool until it's lukewarm.
  • Glaze the donuts while they're still warm, either by pouring on the glaze or brushing it on.


Serving: 1donut | Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 132mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg