Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Quick & easy to make. You can have the batter whipped up in the amount of time it takes for the oil to heat. (I use a Fry Daddy.) We actually like them better after they sit for 5-6 hours rather than warm like most doughnuts I make.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  2. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Beat in applesauce and vanilla.
  4. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg; add to the creamed mixture alternately with milk (batter will be extremely thick). In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°F.
  5. Drop teaspoonfuls of batter a few at a time into hot oil.
  6. Turn with a slotted spoon and fry until golden, about 1 minute on each side. Drain on paper towels; roll in sugar while warm.
Most Helpful

Excellent and Easy!! I added a little orange zest. Makes a lot.

geriwils62 September 13, 2011

These turned out great for me. Only thing I changed was I used my homemade applebutter instead of applesauce, so I left out the spices. Wonderful. Thanks.

Virginia August 07, 2003

I used 1 egg, unsweetened homemade applesauce, homemade baking powder, and milk (not buttermilk). I also decided to make baked muffins instead of deep-fried doughnuts. Either the tang of the applesauce came through strongly, or there was an interaction with the baking powder (can happen with homemade). Also, either I mixed the batter too much (and I know not to do that for muffins), or it's a bit dense.

I made enough changes, what with dropping the eggs and switching the cooking method, that I don't want to rate this recipe. The taste is pretty good (even dense, with a cinnamon streusel topping), but I don't recommend using this as a muffin recipe!

nethope June 28, 2012

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