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Applesauce Drop Doughnuts


Quick & easy to make. You can have the batter whipped up in the amount of time it takes for the oil to heat.

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  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2-3/4 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, ground
  • 1/4 cup milk or 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • oil (for frying)
  • sugar


Servings 24
Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 20mins
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Step 1

* In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.

* Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

* Beat in applesauce and vanilla.

* 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.

* Drop teaspoonfuls of batter a few at a time into hot oil.

* Turn with a slotted spoon and fry until golden, about 1 minute on each side.

* Drain on paper towels; roll in sugar while warm.

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