Maple Apple Doughnut Holes

Do you have Halloween entertaining to do?  If so, I have a great recipe that will likely make every ghoul you know happy.  Serve these little treats with a piping cup of coffee, hot chocolate, or apple cider and you’ll likely be the best fairy Godmother on the block.

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These Maple Apple Doughnut Holes are delish, and this recipe makes about 4 dozen – so you’ll have a lot to go around.

I made these with my babycakes maker which I end up using more for doughnut holes than I do for cake pops.  Maybe you’re going to get tired of hearing me talk about it, but it has truly been a great investment.  Did you see the  Baked Pumpkin Spice Doughnut Holes that I made last month?  If not, you won’t want to miss them either.

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Maple Apple Doughnut Holes

1 egg

1/3 c. olive oil

1/2 c. brown sugar

1/2 c. granulated sugar

1 large Ida Red apple, peeled & grated (about 1 cup)

2 tbsp. pure maple syrup

1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

1/2 tsp. salt

2 tsp. baking powder

1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour

1/4 c. milk

Cinnamon & sugar mixture

In large bowl, add egg, oil, sugars, and grated apple; mix thoroughly. Mix in maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and baking powder. Add flour and milk; mix until all ingredients are completely blended.

Using a babycakes maker, bake the doughnuts.  After removing them from the maker, roll in cinnamon & sugar.  Store  in a paper bag to avoid having the cinnamon & sugar-coating disappear.  *If  stored in an airtight container the coating will disappear and you will need to re-coat them before serving.

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Don’t you just love this pretty  Old Luxembourg square bread & butter plate that I served the doughnut holes on?  It’s from Villeroy & Boch.  I am a very lucky girl because they sent me a couple of pieces of their fine porcelain to try out.   They have the most attractive pieces of dinnerware out there – that’s my honest opinion, and I’m not saying it because they sent me their product. When I scroll through their on-line catalogue my wish list continues to grows and grow.  The problem is I can’t decide on just one pattern.  I love them all!

Who makes your favorite dinnerware?  Do you have Halloween plans this year?  Are you a fan of doughnut holes?  Come on people – chime in!