Baked Apple Doughnut Holes Recipe

Walk in any homes that smells cinnamon and I am sure that you will not resist the treats that are baking. I grew up on a farm and my family worked long hours and to reward ourselves we would eat dessert almost every day. But what have stayed with me is that cinnamon smell, especially in the fall when my mom was baking fresh apple sauce.

Talking about hard labour on farms I am excited to have been chosen to be an Ambassador for Gay Lea Foods by Mom Central Canada.  Gay Lea Foods is a co-operative owned by 1,200 farmers and in 2008 they celebrated their 50th anniversary. I know for a fact that they work long hours in order to manufacture a range of great dairy products like milk, dips, butter, sour cream, whipped cream and cottage cheese.

The product that I buy the most from Gay Lea Foods is the butter. I use butter everyday and especially love it in my baked goods. A new product is hitting the shelves and that is a NEW Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Spreadables.

You may asked: how should I use this new Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Spreadables butter? I have some ideas for you:

As soon as I came home with the product I did made myself a Cinnamon & Raisin Toast, topped with the Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Spreadables butter and bananas. It was double yum! If you are in a hurry in the morning that will satisfy your hunger in no time.

When you have more time during the week-end make your family some delicious French Toasts and substitute the butter with the Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Spreadables butter in the batter. Top the French Toasts with real maple syrup and fresh fruits and your kids will be back for seconds. 

I love baking and the first thing that came to mind was to replace the butter with the Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Spreadables butter in my Sticky Buns recipe.

This is a list of desserts that I will be using the NEW Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Spreadables Butter:


This is a great dessert to make to use this new product.

250 ml AP flour
250 ml whole wheat flour
125 ml sugar
7 ml baking powder
5 ml cinnamon
2 ml nutmeg
180 ml almond breeze
2 eggs
30 ml Gay Lea Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Spreadable Butter, melted
5 ml vanilla extract
1 large granny smith apple, peeled and grated

75 ml sugar
60 ml Gay Lea Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Spreadable Butter, melted
15 ml cinnamon
5 ml nutmeg

Preheat oven to 400F. Spray mini muffins pan with PAM.

In one large bowl mix wet ingredients together. Add dry ingredients and stir just until moistened.

Spoon into mini muffins pan. Bake about 10 minutes until a tooth pick inserted comes out dry. Let cool on a cookie rack for 15 minutes.

Mix all ingredients of the topping together. Roll each balls in the sugar mix.

Inspired by Domesticate me.

“Disclosure: I am part of the Gay Lea Blogger Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”


I have some great news to share with my readers. The people at Gay Lea Foods are so generous that they are giving one lucky reader the chance to try the NEW Gay Lea Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Spreadable Butter for one year, with 12 coupons for FREE product (valid for more than one year)! You can enter on multiple blogs, but can only win one prize. Please enter using the Rafflecopter below. Good Luck!



  1. I would love to make apple crisp!

  2. Cinnamon Orange Bran Muffins

  3. Apple and Sour Cherry Crisp

    Rafflecopter Name is Anne Taylor

  4. I would make some French toast and maybe some version of cinnamon buns with this

  5. I would love to try to make the apple crisp

  6. French Toast!

    Tom Ds on rafflecopter

  7. I would like to make the creme brulee french toast

  8. Classic Coffee Cake with Pecans and Cinnamon

  9. I would try some cinnamun buns

  10. Apple and Sour Cherry Crisp

    plur268 at yahoo dot com

  11. I will make Apple Crisp with this great new flavor

  12. I would love to make french toast with it

  13. Cinnamon twist Cookies sound delish!
    Lori R Jackson is my rafflecopter name

  14. I'd liek to make waffles with this butter.

  15. Honestly I would just love to make toast with it and try the flavor. or maybe a toast sandwich with cheez whiz on the other side

  16. sounds awesome

  17. I would like to have them on pancakes! Pancakes is my fav breakfast, and this toppign would be perfect!

  18. I'd love to make French Toast. Their Crème Brulee toast sounds delish.

  19. Monkey Bread! I usually dip my dough balls into butter then cinnamon and sugar, but I could just dip in this instead.

  20. I would like to make the Cinnamon Buns,,yumm!
    (Karla Sceviour)

  21. I would make french toast! (Tammy Dalley)

  22. I think it would be lovely on fresh apple fritters. Now I'm hungry!

  23. I'd love to make a twist on their cinnamon bun swirl shortbread!

  24. I'd want to just spread it all over my toast.

  25. I want to make french toast, Apple Pie and Sweet Potatoes

  26. Wow they look so good! I would love to try making cinnamon buns with it

  27. I love the recipies for cinnamon bun swirl shortbread! I searched with cinnamon, and there are quite a few that would work using this spreadable cinnamon butter!

  28. French toast!

  29. I'd make the Double Butter Crescent Rolls with the new Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Spreadables Butter

  30. I'd use it on crepes or on the Fruity Skillet Pancake.

  31. These look and sound so yummy!! MUST make!! :)

  32. how can something taste so good!

  33. I would love to make these apple doughnut holes, they sound wonderful and I love anything to do with cinnamon, mmmmm

  34. Still have not attempted to make these but really want to


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