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Baked Sour Cream Apple Donut Recipe

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Donut Recipe for Baked Sour Cream Apple Donuts

When I was in my 20’s (last week I swear) I use to make four different kinds of donuts. They were very inexpensive and everyone loved them so it was a win win.  Unfortunately frying the donuts use to make me feel sick so I eventually quit making them.

A year or so ago I began to see recipes for Baked Donuts on Pinterest.  I was intrigued so during my last trip to the USA I bought a donut pan and could not wait to try and bake some.

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How Are They Compared to Their Fried Version?

The baked donuts are smaller then the original donuts but they are very pretty.  I like the flavour of them better as they aren’t at all greasy.  They are quite a bit drier than their fried counterparts.

The first time I tried to make baked sour cream donuts I found them too dry.  This time I added little bits of apple and they were quite a bit moister.  Overall we like them, I prefer them to the fried kind (no grease), but they are drier.  I will be trying other versions using my old recipes and see which ones we like the best.

Baked Sour Cream and Apple Donut Recipe

4  3/4 cups flour
1 1/4 tbsp baking powder
3 tsp salt
2 apples
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp sugar

3 tbsp butter
5 egg yolks
1 1/2 cups sour cream
3 cups icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup of milk

Step 1 – Dry Ingredients

In a medium sized bowl add:

4  3/4 cups flour

1 1/4 tbsp baking powder

3 tsp salt

Mix together really well so the baking powder is distributed throughout.  Set aside.

Step 2 – Apple bits

2 apples

1 tsp cinnamon

2 tbsp sugar

Peel and core the apples.  Cut the apples into small bits.  Place the apple bits, cinnamon and sugar in a small boat.  Stir to coat the apples and set aside.

Step 3 – Prepare Bowl

Grease a large bowl and set aside.

Step 4 – Butter base

Using your mixer with the paddle attachment  add:

3 tbsp butter

5 egg yolks

Beat together for a couple of minutes until it is fluffy and a light yellow colour.   Then add:

1 1/2 cups sour cream

Blend together.

Step 5 – Incorporate it all together

Add the apples to the dry ingredients, stir.

With the mixer on low, slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter/sour cream mixture a little bit at a time.  Make sure the flour is incorporated before adding the next spoonful.

Once done place the mixture in the buttered bowl.  Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least an hour.

I took this time to clean up my kitchen and do the dishes.

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Step 6 –  Roll and Cut the Donuts

Preheat oven to 350 F.

On a floured counter roll out your dough until it’s about an inch thick.

Cut the dough with a donut cutter and place the cut dough into the baking donut pan.

Bake at 350 for between 20-30 minutes.  Until the donuts are golden.

This is really the best part. No grease, no deep fat frying fire hazard, no grease splattered clothes, counters etc.

Step 7  – Glazing

In a small bowl add together:

3 cups icing sugar

1 tsp vanilla

Upto 1 cup of milk

Place the icing sugar and the vanilla in a bowl.  Stir in the milk until it’s a consistency you like.  The thinner the glaze the less sweet the donuts will be.

As soon as the donuts are baked place the warm donut into the glaze. Flip over to do the other side and place on a rack to cool.

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Like I said earlier.  I find these donuts to be really good, but a bit drier than their fried cousins.  I served mine with coffee and we really enjoyed them.

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18 thoughts on “Baked Sour Cream Apple Donut Recipe

  1. The doughnuts look so tasty and pretty too. I like the idea of baked since I try to stay away from fried foods. Actually, I have never made doughnuts so this should be quite the adventure once I get the doughnut pan.

    1. These turned out really well Debbie. They aren’t like cake their texture is heavier. Mine disappeared right away which is always my best feedback.

  2. I love this recipe – donuts have always been my weakness:) I gained more weight in the first two months after giving birth than the last two of my pregnancy, lol…Had this inexplicable constant craving for donuts, which I satisfied dilligently. Glad it went away, but still love donuts:) Pinned!

    1. Thank you Milena. You have such a gorgeous food blog, I am thrilled you pinned these. I am going to try and moisten up a old fashioned cake donut next. Wish me luck.

  3. These look so yummy and pretty easy to make. I wonder if cutting the cooking time just a bit will help with the moisture. I’d be willing to try these, heck even if they are a little dry you can pretend they are a scone and enjoy them with coffee or hot chocolate 🙂

    1. Exactly Toni, trying to bake them a little less could be a solution. I will try it. They look really good and are good, but I just didn’t want people to think they are identical to their fried cousins because they aren’t. Great advice.

  4. Oh man, I’m going to have to try these! Donuts are my biggest food weakness. The only way we’ve made our own in the past is by frying them too. I can only handle a little fried food because we fry almost nothing, but I suppose that keeps me from over eating. LOL

    1. If you make the recipe, please provide me your thoughts on the texture. They were good and close to their fried cousins, but they are a bit different.

    2. Frying foods just does not agree with my stomach. Baking them is the only way I can do home made donuts anymore. I have three different recipes I use to try that I am going to work through and see if I can make them yummy baked. Thanks for commenting.

    1. I am going to be posting some other baked donut recipes this fall. I have an old fashioned cake donut and a sweat yeast donut I need to try and bake instead of fry.

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