Applesauce Doughnuts

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

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 18 min
  • Servings 18

Ingredients

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.

Expert Tips

The key to perfect doughnuts is maintaining the oil temperature at 375ºF. Use a deep-frying thermometer for best results.

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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Doughnut
Calories
210
(
Calories from Fat
80 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9 g
9 %
(Saturated Fat
2 g,
2 %
),
Cholesterol
25 mg
25 %;
Sodium
320 mg
320 %;
Total Carbohydrate
32 g
32 %
(Dietary Fiber
1 g
1 %
),
Protein
3 g
3 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.