Introduction: Cinnamon Apple Ring Doughnuts

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Hey Folks,

Here is a quick and simple way to make cinnamon apple ring doughnuts. The whole process takes about 30 minutes and are a great dessert idea or just for a snack.


Step 1: What You Will Need.

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1 egg

2/3 cup milk

1 teaspoon vegetable oil

1 cup all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

Pinch of salt

Apples (I used Honeycrisp apples)

Vegetable oil (for deep frying)

Cinnamon and sugar to sprinkle over doughnuts

Step 2: Prep Your Apples.

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Peel, core, and slice your apples. mine are about 1/2 inch thick. If you are using a deep fryer, turn it on now and get it to about 375 degrees F.

Step 3: Mix Wet Ingredients

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Mix the egg, milk and oil in a bowl.

Step 4: Mix Dry Ingredients

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Mix flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Combine with wet mixture.

Step 5: Batter Up.

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Dip your apples in the patter making sure they are fully covered. The batter is pretty thick, but if you find it is not sticking to your apple slices, try patting them dry with some paper towel,

Step 6: Fry Time

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Drop the battered apples in the fryer for about 3 minutes or until crispy and brown.

Step 7: Some Extra Flavour

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Pull them from the fryer and quickly sprinkle a mixture of sugar/cinnamon.

Step 8: Enjoy

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And that's it. Serve warm with ice cream or on their own. I find they go soggy after a couple hours, so I would not suggest making these for the next day, besides the prep and cook time is only about 30 minutes. I also got about 10 doughnuts from the batter (made some funnel cake with the leftovers)

I hope you have enjoyed this Instructable and let me know if you have made them or maybe improved them (I am going to add caramel to the top next time.


ndurham made it! (author)2015-01-25

Great recipe made it with my boys we loved it, great Sunday afternoon snack. We made them into wedges. Thanks for the recipe

scooter76 (author)ndurham2015-04-11

Great idea, glad to hear you and the boys enjoyed them.

scooter76 (author)2015-04-11


ndurham (author)2015-01-25

cdragon2 (author)2014-10-15

Dad and I found that mixing wet and dry separately, then blending made our batter watery. Instead, we mixed the ingredients as they were listed and added 3 tsp. of milk. They turned out better that way. Thanks for sharing! Will definitely make again. We were thinking of making a cinnamon/sugar glaze next time using powdered sugar and milk.

scooter76 (author)cdragon22014-10-15

Cheers for the update and tips. Glad you enjoyed them. I gave them a drizzle of caramel tis past weekend and was yummy

cdragon2 (author)scooter762014-11-03

I'm sure that they were. We used the caramel apple wrap sheets. That was fun.

thevegetarianbaker (author)2014-10-19

One of my favorite recipes. :D Thanks for sharing it with the world. :D

Thanks, glad you enjoyed it.

Belgarion115 made it! (author)2014-10-11

I made these this morning. Delicious! I found that very thinly sliced apple, around 1/16th-1/8th of an inch, worked much better than half an inch. I'm not sure what temperature the oil was but I let them cook 1-2 minutes. At that point the sugar in the apple began to caramelize. Oh man, that was worth waiting for.

scooter76 (author)Belgarion1152014-10-15

Thanks for the tips, those look fantastic

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Eh Lie Us! (author)2014-10-10

Ok, please help me out with this, someone.

I'm a relatively healthy guy. I eat apples mostly because they're good for me and partially because they taste good. (maybe I should try better apples, eh?) This Instructable confuses me. Is this sort of healthy, slightly healthy at all, or 'come on, now. You only live once' ?

cdragon2 (author)Eh Lie Us!2014-10-15

The health level depends on how long they cook and how much cinnamon and sugar powder you choose to use. Frozen yogurt would be better than serving with ice cream. I did and it was just as delish.

scooter76 (author)Eh Lie Us!2014-10-10

You could substitute the egg, the sugar, and the flour and maybe use a healthier oil, but like you said, you only live once..... Or you could use small apples and convince yourself you are not eating as many;)

prachilele (author)2014-10-06

wow.. i am surely going to try them :) the thing i loved most is they are very simple to make :) the final product image is mouth watering...!! is there any substitute for egg?? my family members are vegetarian

scooter76 (author)prachilele2014-10-06

Cheers, when made in our house, they don't last long. With respect to the egg substitute, there are many options. 1/4 puréed banana should substitute the egg. Have a look at this link, some great ideas for egg substitutes.

prachilele (author)scooter762014-10-07

thank you so much.. and thank you for link :)

prachilele (author)prachilele2014-10-13

voted :)

susan00 (author)2014-10-11

What a great idea, they look so good.

kas227 (author)2014-10-11

Mmm, they look scrummy and I can't wait to try the recipe ... but aren't they fritters, rather than doughnuts?

St Andy (author)2014-10-10

What a great idea. They look very tasty.

scooter76 (author)St Andy2014-10-10


beetleman (author)2014-10-10

Yummy Yummy

scooter76 (author)beetleman2014-10-10

In your tummy tummy

magifarm (author)2014-10-09

This looks delicious, thanks for sharing!!

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HeWolf (author)2014-10-09

Make a large bowl of salt water and put your apples in it after cutting rince and pat dry before you batter them they won't brown wile they wait for you to prepair for them.

scooter76 (author)HeWolf2014-10-10

Cheers, thanks for the great tip.

kepviselo made it! (author)2014-10-09

Wow such a great instructable! I just finished making these and they're AMAZING!
I don't have a deep fryer, so I just put some oil about 1.5" deep in a small saucepan and kept the temperature around 250 F with a candy thermometer (because I was scared to cook at a higher temperature). Even at this low temperature 3 mins per doughnut was a good amount of time.
Thanks for sharing this recipe!

scooter76 (author)kepviselo2014-10-10

Those look great, and thanks for showing that the pan/pot option works just as well. Glad they turned out looking so yummy.

china pink (author)2014-10-09

I can not wait to make this it looks great.....thanks...

scooter76 (author)china pink2014-10-10

Cheers, they are so easy to make ad taste great.

quiregrrl (author)2014-10-09

These look AHMAYZING!! Also, i love that your kid is wearing an Instructables Robot shirt :-)

scooter76 (author)quiregrrl2014-10-10

Cheers. My son loves to bake and always wears his Instructables shirt or apron. Glad you enjoyed it.

XofHope (author)2014-10-09

I'm just home from picking apples and needed some ideas, this looks so yummy, I'll definitely have to try it. Thanks for sharing!

scooter76 (author)XofHope2014-10-10

Cheers, hope they turn out great :)

reikimaster5555 (author)2014-10-09

I will be making them soon. It is apple picking season here in Michigan so I will be having them really fresh apples to make them with. We usually make baked apples, apple sauce and dehydrated apple slices with our pickings and we will be adding this to our fall baking/cooking list. Thanks for the great instructable. It just can't be any easier than this.

Cheers, you'll only need to pick a couple extras to make these. I hope they turn out great.

oliviastewart (author)2014-10-08

I don't have a deep fryer. Would pan frying work?

scooter76 (author)oliviastewart2014-10-10

You bet. When I was living in the UK, I didn't have a deep fryer, and used a pan or pot, worked just as well.

Namo Aton (author)oliviastewart2014-10-09

yes you can

Namo Aton (author)2014-10-08

mmm. nyam nyam. I made it. best of the best

scooter76 (author)Namo Aton2014-10-08

Look great :)

eeVee (author)2014-10-06

Amazing idea!! Thanks for posting. will be surprising my roomies with this. -Cheers

scooter76 (author)eeVee2014-10-07

Cheers, hope they enjoy them.

Cheesus_Christ (author)2014-10-06

Drooling all over my keyboard, they look amazing. Great job!

scooter76 (author)Cheesus_Christ2014-10-07


Bhawya (author)2014-10-06

it looks tempting and great quick dessert option for guest :)

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