Yes! Yes! Yes!!! There is something about Fall, apples and doughnuts that just makes perfect sense! I recently came across a fellow bloggers post with a mini doughnut recipe and then a little light went off… I remembered that I had a mini doughnut pan somewhere and I needed to make apple doughnuts asap! After scurrying through the cabinets and drawers I finally found it and I am so glad I did! These Mini Apple Doughnuts with a Maple Glaze are like little bites of happy! A simple cake doughnut with an amazing glaze and finished with toasted finely chopped hazelnuts, this is a treat you are going to want to make!
The doughnuts themselves have finely chopped apple, cinnamon and maple syrup that give them their “Fall feel”. The glaze is so yummy and so simple with a whopping 2 ingredients! Powdered sugar mixed with maple syrup and voila, maple glaze! If that wasn’t enough, I topped them with finely chopped toasted hazelnuts and let me tell ya, they add the perfect little crunch! The minis are so fun! Great for a crowd and well its just really fun to eat bitesized things! Pile these little beauties up high on a platter, drizzle them good and sprinkle nuts… then watch as they get devoured! I love Fall… and doughnuts!
This recipe makes approx 4 dozen mini doughnuts. If you don’t have a mini doughnut pan you can easily sub a mini muffin pan or even just spoon a tbsp worth of the dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet and make a fritter instead.