Thursday, September 17, 2015

Inprov Cooking Challenge~Apples & Oats

It's  #ImprovCookingChallenge time again. This month Lesa of Edesia's Notebook has given us Apples & Oats as our challenge ingredients. What better ingredients for the start of fall. 
I tried a few apple & oat recipes with my family. The fan favorite (fans being my family) was the baked apple donuts with a crunchy oat and walnut topping. So I am sharing this tasty recipe for this month's challenge. 

Baked Apple Donuts With A Crunchy Oat & Walnut Topping
1 cup flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
3 tbls sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp lemon juice
6 oz of Greek yogurt
1 egg
1 small Granny Smith Apple, peeled and finely chopped

Crunchy Oat Topping
1/3 cup old fashioned oats
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
2 tbls melted butter

Cinnamon Apple Drizzle 

1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tbls apple juice
A pinch of cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 350* Lightly spray your donut pan and set aside.  Mix all ingredients for the crunchy oat topping and set aside. Mix all of your moist ingredients together.  Add all of the dry ingredients and mix until all is moistened.  Fill each donut section in the pan to slightly overfull. generously top with the crunchy oat topping. Bake for 10-12 minutes.  Remove from the oven and cool on wire racks. While the donuts are cooling mix together the ingredients for the drizzle.  Once the donuts have completely cooled drizzle them with the cinnamon apple drizzle. Now it's time to enjoy them with an icy cold glass of milk or your morning cup of coffee. 
Some other tasty Apple & Oat creations you might like.