Crisp Apple Donuts to celebrate Fall!
Fall is here and the weather has actually been chilly the past few days.  So to warm me up I made some Crisp Apple Donuts!  A little crispy on the outside and flaky on the inside, and dipped in a cinnamon sugar mix.  These are made with a unique ingredient and they’re the perfect way to treat yourself to a delicious dessert, breakfast or brunch…enjoy!

Ingredients are as follows: 

For The Donuts:
  • 1 cup Crisp Apple
    Sparkling Ice Beverage (or apple juice)
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • ½ cup Splenda Sugar Blend
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 ¾ cup all purpose flour
For The Cinnamon Sugar:
  • 1½ cups Splenda Sugar Blend
  • ½ cup ground cinnamon
    Directions: Part 1:  Making the donut dough

  • In a mixer, cream the butter and sugar together, on medium high speed for approximately 5 minutes.
  • Add eggs one at a time until combined.  Slowly pour in the milk and half of the Crisp Apple Sparkling Ice to the mixing bowl.
  • With
    the mixer on slow speed add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and
    salt until just combined. The dough should look shaggy.
  • Slowly pour in the remaining amount of Crisp Apple Sparkling Ice on medium speed for 2 minutes.


Part 2:  Dough storage


  1. Tear 2 pieces of parchment paper the size of a baking sheet.
  2. Line the first piece of parchment on a clean baking sheet and heavily dust with flour.
  3. Turn
    out the dough onto the floured parchment and press evenly till its
    about 3/4 inch thick.  (If the dough seems too sticky flour your hands
    before pressing.)
  4. Lightly
    flour the top of the dough and place the second piece of parchment over
    the dough.  Refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.


Part 3:  Frying donuts


  1. In a deep frying pan, heat enough oil to come up 2 inches from the bottom to 375 degrees using a candy thermometer.
  2. Gently peel the top piece of parchment off the dough.
  3. Using a floured donut cutter, punch out dough and place in hot oil.
  4. Fry on each side for 2-3 minutes or until light brown.  Adjust the heat if needed.  Scoop on paper towel lined baking tray.


Part 4:  Finishing donuts


  1. Combine cinnamon and splenda in a large bowl.
  2. While the donuts are still warm, toss with cinnamon and splenda mixture until evenly coated.
  3. Serve warm.
    This recipe is provided by Sparkling Ice