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Baked Apple Doughnuts with Caramel Walnut Glaze, I must have some now!

Baked Apple Donuts with a Caramel Walnut Topping

Apple, caramel and walnuts make this baked doughnut a warm comfort anytime you need it
Course Dessert
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 16
Author Kelley @ Miss Information Blog

Ingredient List

  • Donut Batter Ingredients
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 3 tablespoons butter room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup peeled and grated apple
  • Caramel Sauce Ingredients:
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Chopped walnuts for sprinkling


  1. Directions for Donuts:
  2. Lightly grease a doughnut pan and preheat the oven to 350-degrees.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, buttermilk and vanilla extract. Beat in the softened butter.
  4. Whisk together the dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl then add in the wet ingredients.
  5. Fold in the grated apple until just combined (donâ??t overmix!)
  6. Spoon the batter evenly into the prepared pan.
  7. Bake for about 8-10 minutes until they are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Remove from the oven and turnout onto a wire rack and allow to cool completely.
  9. Directions for topping:
  10. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the brown sugar, half and half and salt. Cook for 5-7 minutes while whisking gently until the mixture thickens. Add the vanilla and cook for 1 minute more.
  11. Turn off the heat and let set for 5 minutes. Spoon the mixture over the cooled donuts. Sprinkle immediately with chopped walnuts.

Recipe Notes

Pour any remaining sauce into a jar and store in the refrigerator â?? this is delicious on ice cream, too!