Baked Apple Butter Donuts with Maple Glaze |
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Baked Apple Butter Donuts with Maple Glaze

These Baked Apple Butter Donuts with Maple Glaze are so easy to make and full of Fall's flavor, from the apple butter in the batter to the maple syrup in the glaze. They will be perfect for breakfast or a midday snack.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 248kcal
Author: Trang


For donut batter:

  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup apple butter
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Nonstick spray oil or butter for donut pan
  • Extra all-purpose flour for pan

For the glaze:

  • 3 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup powder sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, add the egg, apple butter, buttermilk, oil and vanilla extract, beat to combine.
  • Add the brown sugar to the liquid and mix.
  • In a small mixing bowl, sift together flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda, or just mix with a wired whisk.
  • Slowly add the flour mixture to the liquid/sugar mixture with the mixer on low speed.
  • Spray, oil or butter the donut pan, sprinkle some all-purpose flour to cover the donut pan cavity, shake out the excess.
  • Spoon about 1/4 cup of batter into each cavity; try to distribute the batter evenly in the ring shape cavity.
  • Bake for 12 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the middle of donuts comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and flip the pan over on top of a wire rack to remove the donuts from the pan and let them cool on the wire rack.
  • If you only have one donut pan, clean it out, oil and flour it and continue baking the rest of the batter.
  • For the glaze, in a medium bowl, whisk the maple syrup and powder sugar together until a thick glaze forms.
  • Dip one side of the donuts into the glaze. Let them rest of the wire rack until glaze hardens. You could glaze the warm donuts and enjoy them right away if you prefer.
  • Store in an air tight container, they will last for a few days.


Serving: 69g | Calories: 248kcal