Donut Recipe for Baked Sour Cream Apple Donuts
When I was in my 20’s (last week I swear) I use to make four different kinds of donuts. They were very inexpensive and everyone loved them so it was a win win. Unfortunately frying the donuts use to make me feel sick so I eventually quit making them.
A year or so ago I began to see recipes for Baked Donuts on Pinterest. I was intrigued so during my last trip to the USA I bought a donut pan and could not wait to try and bake some.
How Are They Compared to Their Fried Version?
The baked donuts are smaller then the original donuts but they are very pretty. I like the flavour of them better as they aren’t at all greasy. They are quite a bit drier than their fried counterparts.
The first time I tried to make baked sour cream donuts I found them too dry. This time I added little bits of apple and they were quite a bit moister. Overall we like them, I prefer them to the fried kind (no grease), but they are drier. I will be trying other versions using my old recipes and see which ones we like the best.
Baked Sour Cream and Apple Donut Recipe
1 1/4 tbsp baking powder
3 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp sugar
5 egg yolks
1 1/2 cups sour cream
3 cups icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup of milk
Baked Apple Donut Directions
In a medium sized bowl add flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix together really well so the baking powder is distributed throughout. Set aside.
Peel and core the apples. Cut the apples into small bits. Place the apple bits, cinnamon and sugar in a small boat. Stir to coat the apples and set aside.
Grease a large bowl and set aside.
Using your mixer with the paddle attachment add the butter and egg yolks.
Beat together about 3 minutes until it is fluffy and a light yellow colour.
Then add the sour cream. Mix until blended.
Putting it All Together
Add the apples to the dry ingredients, stir.
With the mixer on low, slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter/sour cream mixture a little bit at a time. Make sure the flour is incorporated before adding the next spoonful.
Once done place the mixture in the buttered bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least an hour.
I took this time to clean up my kitchen and do the dishes.
Roll and Cut the Donuts
Preheat oven to 350 F.
On a floured counter roll out your dough until it’s about an inch thick.
Cut the dough with a donut cutter and place the cut dough into the baking donut pan.
Bake at 350 for between 20-30 minutes. Until the donuts are golden.
This is really the best part. No grease, no deep fat frying fire hazard, no grease splattered clothes, counters etc.
Making the Glaze
Place the icing sugar and the vanilla in a bowl. Stir in the milk until it’s a consistency you like. The thinner the glaze the less sweet the donuts will be.
As soon as the donuts are baked place the warm donut into the glaze. Flip over to do the other side and place on a rack to cool.
Like I said earlier. I find these donuts to be really good, but a bit drier than their fried cousins. I served mine with coffee and we really enjoyed them.
Have a great weekend.