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Baked Apple Spice Donuts with Maple Frosting and Pumpkin Granola (#ad): 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! #StonyfieldBlogger

Baked Apple Spice Donuts with Maple Frosting + Pumpkin Granola

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  • Author: Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen - Ashley Covelli
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: about 10 donuts 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


Crunchy granola is the perfect topping for these apple and Greek yogurt infused baked donuts!



For Donuts:

For Topping:

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, plus more if needed
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon low fat milk, plus more if needed
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Pumpkin Flax Granola, for garnish


  1. For Donuts: Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a donut pan and set aside.
  2. Combine 1/4 cup milk and vinegar in a small bowl and set aside for at least 5 minutes while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and ginger until combined. In another bowl, whisk together yogurt, grated apple, melted butter, vanilla and milk/vinegar mixture until well combined. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined, being careful not to overmix. The dough will be very thick.
  4. Place dough in a pastry bag or gallon sized zip top bag (if using disposable, snip off the corner of the bag after filling to open it up for piping). Pipe this mixture into prepared donut pan, filling each donut mold about 3/4 of the way full.
  5. Bake for 8 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned. Remove from oven and let cool for 2 minutes in the pan before carefully removing the donuts to a wire rack to cool completely. Wipe out the pan and re-grease to finish using the rest of the dough.
  6. For Topping: Once the donuts have cooled, place softened butter, powdered sugar, milk, maple syrup and vanilla in a small, wide bowl. Using a whisk or fork, mix together until well combined and thick. If it's too thick, add a little more milk. If it's too thin, add some more powdered sugar. Once smooth, take each donut and invert it into the frosting. Place the donut back on the wire rack, frosting side up and sprinkle with granola. Repeat with remaining donuts. Enjoy!


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 246
  • Sugar: 28.2 g
  • Sodium: 76.7 mg
  • Fat: 5.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 45.6 g
  • Fiber: 1.3 g
  • Protein: 3.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 13 mg
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