Apple Coffee Cake Donuts

Apple Coffee Cake Donuts

I’ve been sitting on 2 bags of apples for a while now and just haven’t gotten around to using them. Well besides making my awesome Apple Salsa! The other day my lovely husband received a package from Amazon. Well he was such a sweetie and ordered me a donut pan! He knows how much I’ve been wanting one (I usually borrow my moms) and he did what I hadn’t yet gotten around to doing and ordered one for me. What a sweetie!

Apple Coffee Cake Donuts 2

Obviously I love donuts. I love creating different flavor combinations with them. When I first posted my Butterfinger Donuts way back this spring when I first started this blog I had to narrow it down. I made Almond Joy, Nutella, Oreo, Butterfinger and one other that I can’t remember so it mustn’t of been noteworthy. But needless to say they are fun to play around with to say the least. 

Apple Coffee Cake Donuts 1

I knew I had to use these apples up so I decided that an apple donut was the way to go. You can’t go wrong with something that doubles as a dessert plus a breakfast cake at the same time! Granted donuts are a breakfast food to begin with but the coffee cake aspect of this recipe makes them even more so “breakfasty”. Is that a word? 

Apple Coffee Cake Donuts 3

These are gently drizzled with a flavorful almond glaze that gives it just the sweet pop that they deserve! Get yourself a cup of coffee and dunk these guys in! At least that’s what I’m told people do. I myself have never dunked anything besides biscotti in my coffee. I may need to give my suggesting a much-needed try!

Apple Coffee Cake Donuts
Yields 12
Sweet apples inside a tasty donut, topped with a strusel crumble and drizzled with an almond glaze.
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
30 min
  1. 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  2. 1/4 cup butter, softened
  3. 1 egg
  4. 1 tsp vanilla
  5. 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  6. 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  7. 2 tsp baking powder
  8. 1/4 tsp salt
  9. 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  10. 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  11. 1 1/2 cups diced apple, peeled and cored
Coffee Cake Crumble
  1. 1/4 cup butter, melted
  2. 1/4 cup brown sugar
  3. 1 cup flour
  4. 1 tsp cinnamon
  1. 1 cup powdered sugar
  2. 1 tsp almond extract
  3. 1-2 Tbs milk
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Grease the wells of a 6 or 12 count donut pan with cooking spray, set aside.
  3. In medium bowl cream together your butter and sugar utntil light and fluffy.
  4. Add your egg, vanilla and yogurt and mix until combined.
  5. In separate bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  6. Stir into the wet ingredients until combined.
  7. Fold in your apples.
  8. To make your Coffe Cake Crumble, mix together all ingredients until coarse crumbs form.
  9. Using a large piping bag or a zip lock bag with the coner snipped off, fill with your batter.
  10. Pip into greased donut pan (if using a 6 count, you will do 2 batches).
  11. Sprinkle tops with the crumble mixture, press down slightly.
  12. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean and tops are golden.
  13. Remove from pan and let cool on wire rack.
  14. Mix together all your glaze ingredients and drizzle over tops of donuts.
  1. I used a smaller donut pan (not mini), this recipe should make roughly 12 regular sized donuts give or take a few depending on how full you fill your wells.
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41 thoughts on “Apple Coffee Cake Donuts

  1. These donuts are AWESOME !!!
    They look sooooooo delicious ๐Ÿ™‚
    I’m saving the recipe as I’d love to try. I’m pretty sure they’d be a hit with my family

  2. I have a horrible confession. I asked for, and received, two donut pans last Christmas. And I STILL haven’t used them! Horrible, horrible… so ashamed! But these apple donuts look so super amazing that I’m totally busting them out and breaking the curse. I know me, the hubs and the kiddos will love these – thanks for that nudge I needed to get my donut baking on!

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