Applesauce Drop Donuts

My teenaged daughter recently had all 4 of her wisdom teeth removed. A couple were hard for the dentist to remove, so she’s had some lingering pain and hasn’t ventured into eating more than about 5 different foods. Now that she’s finally experiencing a little relief, she bugged me to make her some applesauce drop donuts. I have made these for my kids, usually in the fall, every year since they were little. I thought it was so cute that even after she asked me last night and I agreed to make them, she left me a note on my desk too. 🙂  So cute!


I made the dough in my Kitchen Aid. You can make it by hand, it doesn’t matter. I am all about speed and ease these days. I’m getting old, you know!


These ALWAYS turn out the same, every time. They’re fool proof! Don’t worry, yours will probably look even better. They never last long enough to worry about how they look! I don’t use a cake pop pan or anything, just drop them in to cook!

Here’s the recipe!

3 Tbsp butter, softened
3/4 cup Sugar
3 Eggs
1 cup Applesauce (I used cinnamon flavor)
1 tsp Vanilla
4 1/2 cup Flour
3 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
1/4 cup Milk
1 Apple, chopped
Oil for frying
Sugar or Powdered sugar to coat
In a deep-fat fryer heat oil to 375° F
In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt, and spices; set aside. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each one. Beat in applesauce and vanilla. Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour. Stir in chopped apple.
Drop teaspoonfuls of batter, a few at a time, into hot oil and fry until golden, about 1 minute each side. Drain on paper towels, and roll in sugar while still warm. You can cool these and store them in a large ziploc bag to keep them soft for a couple of days. (If they last that long!)



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