3/4cupfinely chopped green appleapprox 1 large apple
1 3/4cupsall purpose flour
1 1/2tspbaking powder
1/2tsppumpkin pie spiceor just cinnamon
optional 1/2 cup sugar mixed with 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon to roll donuts in
Pour cider into a small nonstick pan and cover over medium high heat until it has reduced to a thick, sticky syrup (you want roughly 1/3 cup). Roughly 20 minutes. Set aside and allow it to cool.
Preheat oven to 350F
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice and whisk together
In another bowl, combine milk, egg, apple cider syrup, sugar, apple sauce, and melted coconut oil
Pour dry mixture into wet mixture and stir until just combined (avoid over-mixing). Add in chopped apples and fold throughout the batter.
Grease your donut pans with non-stick cooking spray and fill evenly with batter (about 2 tbsp per donut). I prefer to pipe the batter by putting the batter in a gallon bag and cutting the tip. Just cut it large enough that the apple chunks don't get stuck.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
Allow donuts to cool for 10 minutes. Once cooled, you can roll them in sugar if you wish. Serve immediately and enjoy!