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!

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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!

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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!

Ingredients-
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
Directions-
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!)

 

Enjoy!
-Mia 

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