Applesauce Donuts

oil for frying
2 1/4 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup granulates sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 Tablespoons oil
1/4 cup milk
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Fill a large heavy saucepan with 3 inches of oil. Heat to 360°F. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt in a small bowl. In a large bowl, beat sugars and eggs until fluffy. Beat in 2 Tablespoons oil. Stir in half of the flour mixture, beating until just incorporated. Stir in milk. Add the remaining flour mixture. Stir in applesauce and vanilla; mix until well-combined. Carefully drop batter by the Tablespoon into the hot oil, 3 or 4 at a time. Fry for about 3 minutes, turning once with tongs half-way through. Remove to a paper towel to drain and cool. Toss with cinnamon sugar.