Ah, the magic of homemade donuts! They elevate a simple treat to a delightful indulgence, and who doesn’t love that? Today, I’m taking things up a notch with this apple crumb donut recipe drizzled in decadent caramel. Picture this: tender, fluffy donuts studded with sweet apple chunks, crowned with a buttery crumble that shatters into a glorious mess with each bite. And finally, a drizzle of rich, gooey caramel that ties everything together in a symphony of flavors. Trust me, these donuts are not messing around!

This recipe isn’t just about satisfying your sweet tooth; it’s also guilt-free! Each donut boasts a mere 104 calories and 3 Weight Watchers Points, making them the perfect way to enjoy a little indulgence without derailing your healthy goals. Plus, with enough to make 6 donuts, you can share the love (or, let’s be honest, keep them all to yourself – no judgment here!).

So, are you ready to bake up some apple crumble donut magic? Grab your mixing bowl and get ready to fall in love with the perfect autumn treat!

Three reasons why you need to make this recipe!

An Apple Crumb Donut will switch up the morning muffin routine. 

If you’re in a muffin routine each morning, get out of that rut with these healthy, delicious apple caramel donuts. They’ll give you a taste of sweetness with some vitamins and minerals from the apple at the same time. 

These donuts are great for kids. 

You can make these for an after school snack because what kid doesn’t love a donut? And you don’t have to feel guilty about pumping them full of sugar, because these donuts are very light on the sugar content! 

I love these for a weekend brunch. 

Spruce up ladies’ weekend brunch with these apple crumb donuts. Everyone will love them, and no one has to know they’re healthy! 

Ingredients you need to make Apple Crumb Donut: 

  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons liquid egg whites 
  • ⅓ cup low fat milk
  • ½ cup diced apple

CRUMBLE TOPPING

  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1.5 tablespoon flour
  • ½ tablespoon melted reduced fat butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons Smucker’s sugar free caramel sauce 

How to make Apple Crumb Donut (step by step): 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F, and spray a 6 hole donut pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the egg whites and brown sugar. Stir in the low fat milk and vanilla extract then mix in the all purpose flour and baking powder.
  3. Peel and dice the apple into very small pieces and fold into batter. 
  4. Divide the batter over the 6 donut holes.
  5. In a small bowl, mix the white sugar and 1.5 tablespoons of flour together, then add the melted margarine. Using a fork, form a crumble with it. Then sprinkle over the 6 donuts.
  6. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes and then let them cool for 10 minutes.
  7. Using a knife gently remove the donuts from the pan scraping around the edges. Place the caramel sauce in a small zip lock bag and cut off a tiny hole in the corner. Drizzle over your 6 donuts. Enjoy! 

Makes 6 servings. Nutrition info for 1 donut: Calories 105,  Fat 1 g, Saturated fat .62 g,  Carbs 22 g,  Fiber .67 g, Sugars 6.04 g, Sodium 113 mg, Protein 3 g. 

WW Points For Apple Crumb Donut

  • All purpose flour 8 points
  • Brown sugar 4 points
  • Baking powder 0 points
  • Vanilla extract 0 points
  • Liquid egg whites 0 points
  • Low fat milk 1 point
  • Diced apple 0 points

CRUMBLE TOPPING

  • Sugar 4 points
  • All purpose flour 1 points
  • Reduced fat butter or margarine 2 points
  • Smucker’s sugar free caramel sauce 3 points

4 points per donut based on the WW app recipe creator.  

If you’re using an older version of WW, check out these points below. 

Personal Points- 3-4 depending on your 0PP foods

Freestyle SP- (blue & purple) 3 using WW recipe builder

Smart Points- (green) 3 using SP calculator

Points Plus- 2 using PP calculator

Different ways to change up this recipe: 

  • Try this recipe with pears when they’re in season! 

Tips and Tricks for Making Apple Crumb Donut: 

  • You could even shred the apple rather than dicing it. You just want really tiny pieces so it cooks evenly. 
  • For best results do not drizzle with caramel until you are ready to serve. 
  • These are best if you store them in the fridge after the first day. They’ll last for 5 days. 

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5 from 3 votes

Apple Crumb Donut

By: Drizzle
Servings: 6
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
3-4PP, 3SP blue, green & purple

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp liquid egg whites, I buy the carton of egg whites
  • 1/3 cup 1% milk
  • 1/2 cup diced apple
  • CRUMBLE TOPPING
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1.5 Tbsp flour
  • 1/2 Tbsp melted reduced fat butter or margarine
  • 2 Tbsp sugar free caramel sauce, I buy Smucker's

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350F, and spray a 6 hole donut pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the egg whites and brown sugar. Stir in the low fat milk and vanilla extract then mix in the all purpose flour and baking powder.
  • Peel and dice the apple into very small pieces and fold into batter.
  • Divide the batter over the 6 donut holes.
  • In a small bowl, mix the white sugar and 1.5 tablespoons of flour together, then add the melted margarine. Using a fork, form a crumble with it. Then sprinkle over the 6 donuts.
  • Bake in the oven for 15 minutes and then let them cool for 10 minutes.
  • Using a knife gently remove the donuts from the pan scraping around the edges. Place the caramel sauce in a small zip lock bag and cut off a tiny hole in the corner. Drizzle over your 6 donuts. Enjoy!

Notes

4 points per donut based on the WW app recipe creator.
If you’re using an older version of WW, check out these points below.
Personal Points- 3-4 depending on your 0PP foods
Freestyle SP- (blue & purple) 3 using WW recipe builder
Smart Points- (green) 3 using SP calculator
Points Plus- 2 using PP calculator

Nutrition

Serving: 1donutCalories: 105kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.62gSodium: 113mgFiber: 0.67gSugar: 6g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Baking
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24 Comments

  1. Just tried these and they’re really good! Good amount of crumble on top and not dry or anything like some low fat baked goods can be. Great recipe – especially for the low points! Will be making again.

  2. Totally just ordered pans and am making these for my “framily” at our camper this weekend. THANK YOU! Next do you have a pumpkin donut recipe!?!?!

    1. Ya for donuts pans 🙂 hope you enjoy them, I do have a donut recipe on my drizzle me sweet App (I also have drizzle me skinny app) and I will add one over the next month on my blog for sure 🙂

  3. This is my favorite WW recipe by far! I’m only calculating 1 freestyle point each. Didn’t add nutritional value of apples or egg whites since they are free and subbed milk for carbmaster milk which is lower in calories. I’m getting 30 calories and 1 WW point. Am I doing this right?

    1. flour 8, brown sugar 2, milk 1, CRUMBLE- sugar 3, margarine 1, caramel 2 total 17SP divide by 6.. 3 points each

      1. Hello, can I use the Swerve sugar to lower the points? Also can I use unsweetened almond milk instead of 1% milk? I’m waiting for my donut pan to arrive so I can make these! Thank you.

  4. If I don’t have the donut pan and I am determined to make these tomorrow, is there another pan that you think can produce similar results just different shape? Thanks!

  5. We cannot buy most caramel sauces due to nut allergy and cross contamination. Is there a way I can make a caramel sauce that wouldn’t add too many points? or maybe a dark chocolate drizzle?

    1. Hi, maybe try Pinterest for a caramel sauce recipe, I have never tried making one, I’m not sure how easy it would be to make it low points.. chocolate drizzle you can definitely do, use some Lindt dark chocolate squares and melt down

  6. I just made these and although they are very tasty I am wondering how you got 6 full size donuts- I used a 12 hole mini donut tray, did not overfill and only got 7 donuts from the recipe. I will make them again though keeping this in mind.

    1. Hi Kathleen, glad you enjoyed them.. I always use a 6 hole Wilton donut pan and never have any issues getting 6

  7. Look good… don’t have liquid egg whites…. can I substitute one regular egg for it. Thank you