Apple Maple Baked Donuts

Soft, moist, loaded with juicy apples and walnuts donuts topped with delicious maple glaze. What can you ask more for an easy seasonal treat? Try these Apple Maple Baked Donuts!

Hello, everyone. I hope you’re doing well. I wasn’t going to post any new recipe this week, but I figured I should not be lazy if I want to share all the planned fall recipes before the beginning of the Christmas season on this blog (Which I am going to start just in a month or so!) Well, I am not worried – if I don’t have enough time, I wouldn’t mind sharing my pumpkin recipes in January, too. Why not?

Anyway, long story short, I brought these Apple Maple Baked Donuts for you, and they’re splendid. Why?

  • They’re moist (I know, that’s an unwelcomed world in the culinary world, but sometimes you cannot without it), thanks to oil and real apple chunks;
  • There are some chopped walnuts for the texture and nutty flavour;
  • There’s real maple syrup in the batter, and the flavour can be accentuated even stronger by adding some maple flavour;
  • There’s a luscious maple glaze;
  • You will need just 10 minutes to make the batter, 10 minutes to bake the donuts, a little time to cool them down, and then about 30 minutes to let the glaze set. There’s more waiting than actual action is involved.

The drawback of these Apple Maple Baked Donuts? Hmmm. Unknown!

Well, I would say, they are highly addictive. You probably won’t be able to stop until the last donut disappears.  On the other hand, apples and walnuts are exceptionally healthy, so basically these donuts are healthy and well-balanced, right?

All right, I am going to wrap it up today. And you please don’t hesitate and bake some Apple Maple Baked Donuts. You won’t be disappointed.


Apple Maple Baked Donuts

Category: Baking: Sweet, Cake Donuts


  • 2 to 3 medium (preferably tart) apples, peeled (if desired), grated, and slightly squeezed to remove the excess of liquid (Some juice is absolutely fine) – about 1 and 1/3 cup packed with juices
  • 1 and 1/4 cup cake and pastry flour, sifted
  • 1/4 cup golden (light brown) sugar
  • 2/3 tsp. baking powder
  • a good pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • Maple flavour, optional
  • 2/3 to 2/3 cup of walnuts, roughly chopped
    Maple Glaze:
  • 1 and 1/2 cup of powdered (confection’s) sugar + possibly more
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • Maple flavour, if desired


  1. In a bowl combine the grated apples (Don’t forget the juices), with the oil, maple syrup, maple flavour (if using), and sugar, until just combined.
  2. Beat the eggs and mix until just incorporated.
  3. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix until just combined – don’t overmix!
  4. Stir in the walnuts. You might need to add a little bit more flour depending on how juicy the apples are.
  5. Spoon out the batter in a donut pan greased with some cooking spray, filling each well 3/4. Bake in the preheated to 175-180 degrees C (360 degrees F) for about 10-12 minutes (In my case) or a bit longer depending on your oven. Thanks to the apple and juice, it will be extra moist and require longer baking than regular baked donuts.
  6. Let the donuts cool in the tin for a couple of minutes then transfer them to a wire rack and completely cool.
  7. For the glaze, combine all ingredients in a bowl until smooth. You might need to adjust the consistency by adding more powdered sugar. Glaze and let it set for 20-30 minutes.
  8. Enjoy!

6 thoughts on “Apple Maple Baked Donuts

  1. I don’t care when you post these donuts, Ben! No matter the time of the year, I know these would be a huge hit. I already love apple donuts, but the addition of maple here takes these to a new level. What do you think about shredding the apple instead of cubing it? Could be a fun twist for the next batch, right??
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  2. Lol…love your thinking that these donuts are healthy ;) I definitely wouldn’t be able to stop at just one! That glaze looks so perfect too! My coffee needs one (or 3) of these beauties right about now! P.S. Pumpkin in January is just fine, if you ask me ;)

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