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Applesauce Donuts

Applesauce donuts

These applesauce donuts are delicious vegan baked donuts, which come together in about 15-20 minutes! You can also use apple butter to make these yummy treats.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine vegan
Servings 10


  • Donut pan for 12 donuts


Applesauce donuts

  • 130 grams / 1 cup flour
  • 50 grams / 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 100 grams / 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 120 grams / 1/2 cup applesauce or apple butter
  • 120 ml / 1/2 cup oat milk (or any other plant-based milk you like) Room temperature, not cold
  • 60 ml / 1/4 cup melted coconut oil (or any other neutral oil you like) Melted, but not hot

Caramel apple donut glaze

  • 3 tbsp apple butter or strained applesauce (so that it's completely smooth)
  • 120 grams / 1 cup powdered sugar
  • salt (to make it more of a salted caramel flavor)

Crunchy cinnamon-sugar frosting

  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • sugar and cinnamon mixed together, about 1 tbsp sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon (or more if needed)


  • Preheat oven to 200 C / 392 F.
  • Grease a 12-donut pan with e.g.coconut oil.
  • Mix dry ingredients together: flours, sugar, baking powder, spices and salt.
  • Combine applesauce, melted coconut oil and oat milk to the dry ingredients and fold together until no big lumps appear.
  • With a spoon, fill the donut pan about 3/4 full (or a little more) for each donut.
  • Bake for about 12 minutes or until the donuts are firm. You can do a toothpick test, and it should come out clean (a few firm crumbs are okay).
  • Let donuts cool in the pan for 15 minutes before removing them onto a cooling rack.
  • Mix glaze ingredients and prepare cinnamon-sugar coating if you want to.
  • Glaze half of the donuts with the caramel apple glaze and coat half in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Or glaze all with the caramel apple glaze.
  • Enjoy these delicious fall flavored donuts!


Here's the recipe for my delicious apple butter! You can use it to make these donuts or you can use any store bought applesauce or apple butter.
You will most likely have some glaze left after making these. Use the glaze on top of any fall flavored cake or banana bread. It is very delicious!
Keyword apple, applesauce, donuts