Applesauce Doughnuts

Applesauce Doughnuts

What could be tastier than fresh doughnuts? Your family will love these cinnamon-applesauce wonders!

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

1:18

Hr:Mins

Makes

18

doughnuts

3 1/3
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1
cup applesauce
3/4
cup sugar
2
tablespoons shortening
3
teaspoons baking powder
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
eggs
Vegetable oil
Cinnamon-sugar mixture, if desired
  1. Beat 1 1/3 cups of the flour and the remaining ingredients except oil and cinnamon-sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed, scraping bowl constantly, until blended. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in remaining 2 cups flour. Cover and refrigerate about 1 hour or until dough stiffens.
  2. Heat oil (2 to 3 inches) in deep fryer or 3-quart saucepan to 375ºF. Divide dough in half. Place half of the dough on well-floured cloth-covered surface; gently roll in flour to coat. Gently roll dough 3/8 inch thick. Cut with floured doughnut cutter. Repeat with remaining dough.
  3. Slide doughnuts into hot oil, using wide spatula. Turn doughnuts as they rise to surface. Fry 1 to 1 1/2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Carefully remove from oil (do not prick surfaces); drain on paper towels. Sprinkle hot doughnuts with cinnamon-sugar.
Makes 18 doughnuts
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Success
The key to perfect doughnuts is maintaining the oil temperature at 375ºF. Use a deep-frying thermometer for best results.
Did You Know...
Like your doughnuts completely coated? Add the cinnamon-sugar to a plastic or paper bag, and shake one or two doughnuts at a time in the mixture until coated.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Doughnut)
  • Calories 210
    • (Calories from Fat 80 ),
  • Total Fat 9 g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 g,),
  • Cholesterol 25 mg;
  • Sodium 320 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 32 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1 g,
  • Protein 3 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 1 Fruit;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.