Crunchy granola is a perfect topping for these apple + Greek yogurt infused baked donuts. A great breakfast or dessert recipe to use your fall apple bounty!
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We still have a handful of apples left from our recent apple picking adventure, and my mind has been brimming with ideas for new ways to use them.
I mean, sure I can make one of our favorite apple recipes again, but I just love trying new things.
Especially when said things are DONUTS.
This is no boring ol’ granola – it has pumpkin and flax seeds in it, and is super crunchy! There’s nothing worse than soggy granola, right? It also packs in 450mg of Omega-3 fatty acids, and is Non-GMO Project Verified, so you can feel good about adding it to your breakfast.
When I first tried this granola on my morning yogurt and fruit parfait, I knew it would go beautifully with apples.
So for these donuts, I peeled and grated one of our orchard-picked apples and used that along with some Greek yogurt to help keep the donuts nice and moist. Grated apple is nice and juicy, so make sure to get all of that goodness into your measuring cup before adding it to the mix.
I also used the cheater’s buttermilk trick by adding some white vinegar to the milk that I had on hand and letting it sit for 5 minutes or so. It starts to curdle and look funky, but trust me – it’s delicious! And you won’t have 3/4 of a container of buttermilk leftover in the fridge.
Not that I don’t have uses for buttermilk, but it’s just one less thing to buy.
These donuts turned out really well! We had a few leftover that I stored in the fridge overnight.
We took them over to my in-laws’ house the following day and microwaved them for 5 seconds each before serving.
The granola wasn’t crunchy anymore, but it was still totally delicious!
These are the perfect way to start (or end!) your day.
This is a judgement free zone. 😉
Looking for more breakfast favorites? Check out these 5-star recipes:
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- Our Favorite Buttermilk Pancakes
- Waffle Pulled Pork Eggs Benedict
- Surf Rider Smoothie Bowl
- Ashwagandha Chai Porridge
- Turkey-Scotch Eggs
- Zoodle Frittata
- Caramelized Banana Breakfast Porridge
- Brie Waffle Bites
- Kamut Breakfast Porridge
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