Fall is officially here, and the best way to a smooth season transition is to embrace all the changes. Leaves on the ground, pumpkin spice lattes abound, and Caramel Apple Donut time!
This Caramel Apple Donuts recipe is so yummy, and will instantly erase any sadness you may have over the impending cooler weather. With a cakey cinnamon-apple filled donut, covered in caramel and chopped nuts, this one is truly a winner!
For the donut batter
- 2 cup flour
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 2 beaten eggs
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 3/4 cup shredded apples
For the caramel nut topping
- 11 ounces caramels
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup chopped nuts
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Grease donut pan.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt in large bowl.
Add buttermilk, eggs and butter.
Stir just until well mixed.
Fold in shredded apples.
Fill each ring about 2/3 but make sure it doesn't top center hole.
Bake about 8 minutes, until tops rebound when pressed.
Leave donuts in pan for about 5 minutes.
Remove from pan and set on cooling rack.
Unwrap caramels and place in small sauce pan.
Add milk and heat over low heat stirring frequently until melted.
Allow to cool until warm.
Dip cooled donuts in caramel and place on rack.
Sprinkle top with chopped nuts.
Wait for glaze to set.