These Caramel Apple Donuts will make for a great fall breakfast or dessert. You will find them loaded with great apple, caramels, and nuts. Since they are baked, not fired, they come together quite quickly.
Caramel Apple Donuts
I love a good tasty donut in the fall. Quite often you will find me with a good cake donut and a glass of apple cider in the fall. My favorite quick and easy donut happens to be my Easy Apple Cider donut I shared with you last fall. But these delish Caramel Apple Donuts are just a little bit more effort.
I packed the donut with apple and fall spices to give them that comforting flavor of fall. I think they will make for a great evening dessert donut or even great for a sweet breakfast treat.
Since my kiddos really like our Caramel Apple Cupcakes, I knew they would be excited to have me make these donuts. They are quite similar and made for a great breakfast treat for them last week.
You can make these delicious donuts with just a bit of effort and time. I found them to be quite easy. You will need some pantry staples and also an apple, caramels, and nuts.
INGREDIENTS (yields 12-14)
2 cup Flour
3/4 cup Sugar
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Salt
3/4 cup Buttermilk or (3/4 cup Milk + 1/4 tsp Lemon juice or White Vinegar)
2 beaten Eggs
2 tbsp melted Butter
3/4 cup shredded Apples
11 oz Kraft Caramels
1/4 cup Milk
1/4 cup chopped Nuts
Add lemon juice to milk (buttermilk substitute).
Preheat oven to 425
Grease Donut pan
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt in large bowl.
Add buttermilk, eggs and butter.
Stir just until well mixed.
Fold in shredded apples.
Fill each ring about 2/3 but make sure it doesn’t top center hole.
Bake about 8 minutes, until tops rebound when pressed.
Leave donut in pan for about 5 minutes.
Remove from pan and set on cooling rack.
Unwrap caramels and place in small sauce pan.
Add milk and heat over low heat stirring frequently until melted.
Allow to cool until warm.
Dip cooled donuts in caramel and place on rack.
Sprinkle top with chopped nuts.
Wait for glaze to set.
If you do not have a Donut Pan, I highly suggest you hop on over to Amazon and snag this Wilton Nonstick 6-Cavity Donut Pan. It will save you $$’s and allow you to make perfect baked donuts. I have a couple of them and I use them quite a bit. If you shop the craft stores, you can combine a coupon and score one with a bit of additional savings.
Do you have a favorite fall donut? Donuts with fall ingredients are always some of my favorite fall desserts.
Caramel Apple Donuts
- Donut batter:
- 2 cup Flour
- 3/4 cup Sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 3/4 cup Buttermilk or 3/4 cup Milk + 1/4 tsp Lemon juice or White Vinegar
- 2 beaten Eggs
- 2 tbsp melted Butter
- 3/4 cup shredded Apples
- 11 oz Kraft Caramels
- 1/4 cup Milk
- 1/4 cup chopped Nuts
- Add lemon juice to milk (buttermilk substitute).
- Preheat oven to 425
- Grease Donut pan
- Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt in large bowl.
- Add buttermilk, eggs and butter.
- Stir just until well mixed.
- Fold in shredded apples.
- Fill each ring about 2/3 but make sure it doesn't top center hole.
- Bake about 8 minutes, until tops rebound when pressed.
- Leave donut in pan for about 5 minutes.
- Remove from pan and set on cooling rack.
- Unwrap caramels and place in small sauce pan.
- Add milk and heat over low heat stirring frequently until melted.
- Allow to cool until warm.
- Dip cooled donuts in caramel and place on rack.
- Sprinkle top with chopped nuts.
- Wait for glaze to set.
Looking for other fall recipe ideas? Be sure to see some of these recipes I have shared…