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Baked Apple Donuts with Apple Cider Glaze

These simple Baked Apple Cinnamon Donuts are so simple to make. Ready in under 30 minutes and with a perfect apple cider glaze on top! The perfect fall breakfast!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 donuts
Author: Lorie Yarro


For the Donuts:

For the Glaze:


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Peel and dice the apple.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, egg, sugar, vanilla, butter and yogurt.
  • In a separate bowl, combine baking powder, flour, sea salt, baking soda and cinnamon.
  • Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients and then fold in apples.
  • Spoon or pipe batter into a greased donut pan and bake for about 10 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool completely and then whisk together glaze ingredients. Spread the glaze over top of the donuts. For best results, store in the refrigerator for 4-5 days in an airtight container.


  • If you don't have any apple cider, simply use milk or cream for the liquid in the glaze. I would not opt for apple juice as I find to have much less flavor, but if you do have it, you could still use it.
  • For a really nice glaze to set, you want the donuts COMPLETELY cooled before you ice them. If not, the glaze will melt into the donuts. This is not always a bad thing though!
  • I use plain Greek yogurt in my apple cinnamon donuts. You could use a vanilla Greek yogurt as well and have great results.
  • Make sure to spray the top of your donut pan as well. That way it is easy to get the donuts out in case they bake over at all.
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Lemons + Zest makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.


Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 131mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 104IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg