Filled with apples and topped with a crumble topping and sweet glaze these Apple Coffee Cake Donuts are an easy tasty morning snack!
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!
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.
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?
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
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup butter softened
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1 1/2 cups diced apple peeled and cored
Coffee Cake Crumble:
- 1/4 cup butter melted
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp almond extract
- 1-2 Tbs milk
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Grease the wells of a 6 or 12 count donut pan with cooking spray, set aside.
- In medium bowl cream together your butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add your egg, vanilla and yogurt and mix until combined.
- In separate bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Stir into the wet ingredients until combined.
- Fold in your apples.
- To make your Coffee Cake Crumble, mix together all ingredients until coarse crumbs form.
- Using a large piping bag or a zip lock bag with the corner snipped off, fill with your batter.
- Pip into greased donut pan (if using a 6 count, you will do 2 batches).
- Sprinkle tops with the crumble mixture, press down slightly.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean and tops are golden.
- Remove from pan and let cool on wire rack.
- Mix together all your glaze ingredients and drizzle over tops of donuts.
- 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.
These look scrumptious! I’m wondering if they could be made as muffins.
You could sure try Denise! The texture is almost the same. This batter wouldn’t make a big batch but maybe mini muffins?
Meaghan @ 4 Sons 'R' Us
You’re single-handedly selling me on the much needed donut pan that’s missing from my life. These sound scrumptious!
You are in need of one. Best thing ever, donuts are my thing! Love them 🙂
Elizabeth @ Guilty Chocoholic Mama
Yum. Seriously. Printed! My daughter’s 17th birthday is coming up next Tuesday, and these have “birthday breakfast” written (drizzled?) all over them! Stopping by from Wonderful Wednesday. 🙂
I hope you get a chance to make these! My daugher really enjoyed them and she is 2 so I dont think she fully got to appreciate them lol. Thanks for stopping Elizabeth!
Jaimi@TheStay-at-Home-Mom Survival Guide
Yum! These look amazing. I can not wait to make these for the kids. Pinned!
Thanks Jaimi! These are 100% kid approved so I hope you get to make them! Thanks for stopping by!
Kati | Houseful of Handmade
My silly daughter is trying to lick the computer screen right now! She really wants me to make these donuts! They look so delicious. Pinning! Thanks for linking up with us at the Wednesday Showcase.
My daughter does that all the time. I simply cannot have Pinterest open when she’s around! Thanks for visiting 🙂
Ducks 'n a Row
Hey Alli .. these delicious DONUTS were MOST VIEWED at our party! You’ve got top billing this week 🙂 Congrats. ♥
Woohoo must be doing something right lately! Thanks Finds!!!!
Kim @The Baking ChocolaTess
O Geez! I could eat about a dozen of these! They look wonderful! Visiting from the Pin Junkie Party. Thanks for sharing and pinning! 🙂
You’ve outdone yourself here Alli! 🙂 Pinned for sure!!!!!
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!
Haha its ok Kathryn. I have many items I’ve wanted but not used yet. I’m so happy I could inspire you!
Oh my goodness these look amazing!
Jenna @ A Savory Feast
Oooh YUM! I haven’t used my donut pan in wayyy to long. I love anything with apples, so this sounds wonderful.
Thanks Jenna. Donut pans are one of the greatest creations!!
These donuts look like a gourmet donuts, pinning these yummy babies to my dessert board! Thank you for sharing with this recipe!
Thanks! These were great!
Yes, please!! Oh this looks so yummy!! Pinned this to our board 🙂
Thanks for sharing with us at Mommy Monday.
YUM! Not sure if I’m good enough to pull those off, but I’ll try. Found you on the Monday blog hop!
These are so easy to make. Tasty too. Thanks for stopping by!
Now I need a donut pan.
Right!! It’s worth the small investment for sure!!
These donuts are AWESOME !!!
They look sooooooo delicious 🙂
I’m saving the recipe as I’d love to try. I’m pretty sure they’d be a hit with my family
Thanks dear. We loved them!
Emilie Burke (@burkedoes)
These look so delicious!
Thank you so much Emilie!
That was sweet of him! I end up borrowing a lot of pans like that from my mom too! These look amazing!
Thanks girl. These were good apparently. My daughter kept sneaking them from the counter.