When the word donut is spoken, we think "Mmmm!" Melt in your mouth goodness. We also think "Fattening!" Krispie Kremes have given donuts a bad name indeed. But I found a recipe for yeast raised donuts that contain good things, healthy things, like apples, olive oil and even wheat germ. They are baked and not fried. And they are good!
My family will attest to that.
Here are a couple photos to get ya drooling!
And before being devoured!
Baked Apple Donuts
1 cup milk
1/4 cup wheat germ
3 3/4 cup flour
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 large grated apple
1 large egg
2 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ginger
1 tablespoon fast rising yeast (I used Active yeast and it turned out fine)
cinnamon & sugar mixture (1/2 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon cinnamon)
- Heat the milk to 110-115 degrees.
- Pour on top of the brown sugar and yeast, and let it sit for 5-10min. (Mine probably sat 20 min. because I was distracted. It did wonderfully.)
- Add oil, egg and apple.
- Stir flour, salt and spices together and stir into yeast mixture.
- Turn out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. (I used my Kitchen Aid mixer until it formed a ball and was not too sticky.)
- Place the dough in a oiled/greased bowl, cover with towel and let it rise in a warm place until doubled.
- Punch down the dough, and roll it out 1/2 inch thick. While you are rolling out dough, preheat oven to 350°F.
- Cut into doughnut shapes.Transfer doughnuts to a baking sheet.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until browned and done.
- Immediately brush each doughnut with butter and dip in cinnamon & sugar.
According to some people in our home, a cold glass of milk is also necessary. Enjoy!