Glazed Apple Donuts

Apple Donuts by Then It Dawned On Me

Looking for an easy Fall breakfast idea? These Glazed Apple Donuts are the perfect fall breakfast! Made with just a few simple ingredients, they come together quickly and make a delicious breakfast or snack. And the best part is, they’re coated in a delicious apple vanilla glaze!

Apple Donuts by Then It Dawned On Me

Apple Donuts Recipe

I’m always on the search for yummy breakfast ideas so when I tasted apple cider donuts last fall, I knew I had to find a way to duplicate the flavors at home.

This apple donuts recipe is so easy to make that kids can easily help make them. You won’t need to worry about where to buy apple cider donuts ever again with these flavors.

One warning, though… they’re so delicious, you’ll be whipping up batch after batch from September to November! They’re that good.

Baked Apple Cider Donuts

Made in the oven, these donuts are baked, not fried, so they are a bit healthier than your traditional donut. But trust me, you won’t be sacrificing any flavor here. The apples, cinnamon and spices give these donuts a lovely Fall flavor, while the glaze takes them over the top.

How to Make Apple Cider Donuts

These apple cinnamon donuts are the perfect Fall treat! They are easy to make and taste delicious. The apple and cinnamon flavors are perfect together, and the glaze makes them extra special.

To make the glazed apple cider donuts, start by mixing the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. This includes the flour, sugar, baking powder, ground cinnamon and apple pie spice.

In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla and apple pie filling into the melted butter.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until everything is well combined.

Apple Donuts by Then It Dawned On Me

Next, fill a donut pan with the batter. I like to use a piping bag to do this, but you could also use a spoon.

Be sure to fill the wells of the pan only about ¾ of the way full, as the donuts will rise while baking. Bake the donuts for 10-12 minutes, or until they are golden brown and cooked through.

Once the donuts are baked, it’s time to make the glaze. In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, the juice from the apple pie filling made earlier and a splash of milk. Dip each donut in the glaze and set on a wire rack to dry.

These donuts are best eaten the same day they are made. These donuts are best eaten the same day they are made. Serve them warm, with a cup of coffee, apple cider, or tea for a delicious Fall breakfast.

Add this recipe to your easy fall breakfast ideas repertoire and never eat store bought donuts again! You’ll be so glad you did.

What are your favorite Fall breakfast foods? Let me know in the comments below!

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Glazed Apple Donuts

Glazed Apple Donuts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes



  • 2 cups All purpose flour
  • ¾ cup Granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup Brown sugar
  • 1 tsp Apple pie spice
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 ½ tsp Apple pie spice
  • 1 cup Whole milk
  • 1 large Egg
  • 2 tbsp Butter, melted
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup Apple pie filling
  • Non-stick spray


  • 1 cup Powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp Juice from reserved apple pie filling
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • Splash of milk


Apple Pie Filling

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F
  2. Peel, core and dice the apples.
  3. Toss the diced apples in sugar, cornstarch and apple pie spice


  1. Spray donut pan with non-stick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients including the flour, sugar, brown sugar, and spices.
  3. In another bowl melt the unsalted butter.
  4. Add the milk, egg, vanilla, and apple pie filling to the melted butter and mix together.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the large bowl with the dry ingredients.
  6. Mix until just combined, making sure there's no trace of unmixed flour
  7. Fill the prepared donut pan with a spoon or piping bag about 3/4 full
  8. Bake for 10-12 mins or until a toothpick comes out clean
  9. Allow the donuts to sit for 2-3 mins.
  10. Transfer the donuts to a cooling rack.
  11. Set aside and allow to cool another 5-10 mins while you prepare the glaze.
  12. In a small bowl mix together powdered sugar, the juice from the apple pie filling made earlier and a splash of milk.
  13. Before glazing donuts, place parchment paper under the cooling rack.
  14. Dip one side of the donuts into the glaze and allow to set on cooling rack.  If your donuts are too warm the glaze will become translucent. 
  15. After about 10 minutes, the glaze should harden.
  16. Using a spoon, scoop some extra glaze and go back and forth with a steady drizzle across each donut making a zigzag motion.
  17. Allow to set fully then serve.

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