These are not seasonally appropriate. So let's just pretend.

apple cinnamon donuts



1 egg

1/2 cup buttermilk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons butter, melted

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 cup all-purpose flour

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ginger

1/2 cup peeled and grated apple


1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

pinch of salt

2 tablespoons butter, melted

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3-4 tablespoons milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a donut pan. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together egg, buttermilk, vanilla and butter. Add sugar, then all dry ingredients, using a spoon to mix just until no flour streaks remain. Fold in grated apple.
  3. Spoon batter into a pastry bag (or a small plastic baggie with the bottom corner cut off), and pipe into donut pan so each ring is 3/4 of the way full. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Allow to cool in pan for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. Make glaze. Whisk together powdered sugar, salt, melted butter and vanilla, adding milk a tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached. Once donuts are completely cool, use a butter knife to spread with glaze. Allow glaze to harden before eating (or don't).

Recipe via Joy the Baker