Apple Crumble Baked Donuts

Apple Crumble Baked Donuts

As soon as the calendar flips to September I’m all about hot chocolate, pumpkins and cosy food like apple crumble! Autumn is my favourite season for basically everything – food, weather, holidays… My love of autumn food has inspired me to make these yummy Apple Crumble Baked Donuts! They’re baked donuts which are more cake-like and are baked in a ring shaped donut pan. I’ve flavoured them with cinnamon and they’re full of juicy apple pieces. Then there’s a cinnamon icing drizzled over the crunchy crumble topping. Anyone else drooling yet?!

How to make Apple Crumble Baked Donuts…

I made the crumble topping first by putting all the ingedients into a bowl and rubbing the butter into the flour, sugar and cinnamon with my fingers until it resembled breadcrumbs.

In a mixing bowl I stirred together the flour, spices and sugar. In another bowl I whisked up the milk with the eggs and oil. Then I poured the egg mixture into the flour and whisked them together. Finally I folded in the chopped apple.

I put the batter into a piping bag and divided it between the donut tins. Then I sprinkled the crumble topping over the top.

They baked for 15 minutes, then I removed them from the tins and left them to cool.

Apple Crumble Baked Donuts

What kind of apples should I use?

I used Pink Lady apples but any green apples should work fine!

Do I need a donut pan to make this recipe?

The simple answer is yes! I highly recommend investing in a donut pan* (or two!), they are not expensive and they’re easy to obtain from Amazon, plus there are so many yummy baked donut recipes on my blog that you’ll be able to make with them!

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Donut tin Mixing bowls Cooling rack
Kitchen scales Apple cutter Piping bags

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Apple Crumble Baked Donuts

The Apple Crumble Baked Donuts were so lovely and moist and packed with autumn flavours!

More apple recipes…

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Apple Crumble Baked Donuts

Apple Crumble Baked Donuts

Delicious baked donuts filled with apple and cinnamon, topped with a crunchy crumble and a drizzle of cinnamon icing
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Keyword: Donut
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 12
Author: thebakingexplorer


For the donut

  • 175 g Caster sugar
  • 30 ml Vegetable oil
  • 2 Eggs large
  • 175 ml Milk cow's or plant milk will both work
  • 2 Apples weight before peeling and cutting approx 285g
  • 225 g Self raising flour
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Mixed spice
  • Butter for greasing the tins

For the crumble

  • 35 g Butter
  • 25 g Light brown sugar
  • 60 g Plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon

For the icing

  • 75 g Icing sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon


  • Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4 and grease two 6-hole donut tins with the butter
  • Make the crumble first by putting all the ingedients into a bowl and rubbing the butter into the flour, sugar and cinnamon with your fingers until it resembles breadcrumbs. Set it aside
  • Make the donut batter by mixing together the caster sugar, milk, vegetable oil and eggs in a bowl with a whisk
  • Peel, core and chop up the apples into small pieces. Toss them in a little of the flour then stir them into the batter mix
  • Add the rest of the self raising flour and whisk in
  • Divide the batter between the trays. You can put the batter into a piping bag to make it a bit neater to dispense into the trays, but you can do it with a spoon too
  • Sprinkle the crumble evenly over the batter
  • Bake them for 15 minutes, then turn the oven up to 180C Fan/200C/375F/Gas Mark 5 for 5 minutes. Then remove them from the tin (I use a spoon to gently prise them out) and leave to cool on a cooling rack
  • Stir the icing sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl and add enough water to make a drizzling icing
  • Set the donuts onto a rack with a baking tray underneath to catch any drips
  • Either put the icing in a piping bag and drizzle it over the donuts or use a spoon to drizzle it
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container and eat within 3 days
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Mixed spice is a British spice blend containing Cinnamon, Coriander Seed, Nutmeg, Clove, Pimento, Ginger. If you can't get hold of it, use a Pumpkin Spice mix instead

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7 comments / Add your comment below

  1. 5 stars
    Oooo Kat, these are perfect for the start of autumn; I can’t wait for all the apple recipes that I want to bake, and these are going on the list. I love baked doughnuts as I don’t trust myself with frying them… lol!

  2. 5 stars
    I’m a novice baker with a pretty poor track record. Today myself and my son decided to give these a go after drooling over the recipe. They turned out great plus the instructions were so easy to follow – thank you for the photo guide too. We are already planning for the chocolate peanut butter ones next!

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