Apple Cake, Apple Pie, Apple Clafoutis, Apple Pancakes, Apple Crumble, … I have made so many Apple desserts and snacks, but I have never tried to add Apple to Doughnuts. So, I tried. First I grated Apple and ended up adding a lot more Flour than I wished to add because of the juice from the Apple. I recommend to cut Apple into 8-10mm pieces so that the juice will hardly come out. If you wish to grate it, grate it VERY coarsely.


24 Doughnuts


1 Apple *I used Granny Smith Apple that gets soft very quickly
1 & 1/2 cups Self-Raising Flour *plus extra
1/3 cup Caster Sugar
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1 Egg
1 tablespoon Oil OR melted Butter
2 tablespoons Milk
2 tablespoonfuls Sultanas *optional
Oil for frying *plus extra for rolling the dough

Cinnamon Sugar
2 tablespoons Caster Sugar
1/4 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

  1. Peel Apple and cut into 8-10mm cubes, OR you can grate it VERY coarsely.
  2. Combine Self-Raising Flour, Sugar, Salt and Cinnamon in a mixing bowl. Add Egg, Oil (OR Butter) and Milk, and roughly combine, then add Apple and Sultanas, and mix to combine. *Note: If the dough is too soft, you can add extra Flour, but do not add too much.
  3. Place Oil about depth of 5cm in a large saucepan and heat to about 160°C.
  4. As the dough is very sticky, wet your hands with Oil and form 2-3cm balls and carefully drop them into the oil. Slowly deep-fry doughnuts until puffed and nicely browned all over.
  5. Transfer the doughnuts to a tray lined with paper towel or a wire rack. Repeat with the remaining dough.
  6. Coat the Doughnuts with Cinnamon Sugar and enjoy.