Applesauce Doughnuts


  • 2 quarts oil for frying
  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Heat oil in deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).


  • Step 2

    Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt onto piece of waxed paper.

  • Step 3

    In a large bowl, use an electric mixer at medium speed to beat together sugar, brown sugar and eggs until fluffy. Beat in 2 tablespoon oil. Stir flour mixture into egg mixture, alternately with milk, beginning and ending with dry ingredients, until well blended. Stir in applesauce and vanilla.

  • Step 4

    Carefully drop batter by level tablespoons, 3 or 4 at a time, into hot oil. Do not overcrowd pan or oil may overflow. Fry, turning once with tongs, for 3 minutes or until golden. Transfer with tongs to paper toweling to drain. Cool completely.

  • Editor's Note

    We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

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