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Apple Cider Donuts

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Apple Cider Donuts are a fall favorite. You will love this delicious baked treat that combines apple cider and other pantry ingredients to make this fun treat for the whole family. 

Apple Cider Donuts

I love that fall is quickly coming! I can’t wait for the cool nights and apple season! These apple cider donuts are one of our favorite treats to enjoy! 

They have a cake-like consistency with a sweet apple flavor that falls apart in your mouth. Once you make these, they will become your new fall staple! While you are enjoying these be sure to try our Vampire Donuts, Peppermint Mocha Donuts, and Baked Eggnog Donuts. You won’t be disappointed!

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Why are these called apple cider donuts?

Apple cider donuts get their name because they are made with apple cider. These donuts will have a hint of apple flavor that you will love. 

How to make apple cider donuts

  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Prepare a donut pan with nonstick spray 
  • Melt butter and allow to cool slightly
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  • In a medium bowl, beat egg with a whisk. Then add milk, melted butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla and whisk until fully combined and smooth.  Next add reduced apple cider whisk again. 
mix dry and wet ingredients
  • Combine the wet cider mixture into the dry mixture and whisk all ingredients until fully combined. 
  • Pour the batter into the prepared donut pan; fill each well about 2/3 of the way full.
pour into donut molds
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from the pan and allow to continue to cool. 

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

  • Melt butter in a shallow bowl.  Once melted, whisk and combine sugar and cinnamon.
  • Dip the donuts into the butter, sugar mixture.  You may also use your fingers to coat it if you want a thicker coating. Repeat with remaining donuts
mix topping
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.  Enjoy! 
apple cider donuts

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • If you find yourself without apple cider, you can use unsweetened apple juice if you must, but it will drastically change the flavor of the donut. 
  • If you want to make these taste like fall even more you can add ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon and allspice. 

Storage

You will want to store your donuts at room temperature in an airtight container. They will keep for up 2-3 days. 

Can apple cider donuts be frozen?

Yes, these donuts can be frozen! You will want to thaw them at room temperature. You will want to add more topping once it thaws you will want to add more topping. 

apple cider donuts

How do you reheat these donuts?

When you are ready to enjoy these donuts after the first day you will want to reheat them. Place them in the microwave for up to 15 seconds. This will make them soft and delicious again. You may want to reapply more cinnamon and sugar. 

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Can these donuts be fried?

These donuts are specifically made to be baked and not fried. So grab your donut pan for these tasty treats. 

apple cider donuts

Apple Cider Donuts

Apple Cider Donuts are a fall favorite. You will love this delicious baked treat that combines apple cider and other pantry ingredients to make this fun treat for the whole family. 

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups apple cider
  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup milk, room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Crunchy Cinnamon Sugar Topping:
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup butter, melted

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Prepare a donut pan with nonstick spray 
    2. Melt butter and allow to cool slightly
    3. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
    4. In a medium bowl, beat the egg with a whisk. Then add milk, melted butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla and whisk until fully combined and smooth.  Next, add reduced apple cider whisk again. 
    5. Combine the wet cider mixture into the dry mixture and whisk all ingredients until fully combined. 
    6. Pour the batter into the prepared donut pan; fill each well about 2/3 of the way full. Bake for 10 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from the pan and allow to continue to cool. 

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

  1. Melt butter in a shallow bowl.  Once melted, whisk and combine sugar and cinnamon.
  2. Dip the donuts into the butter, sugar mixture.  You may also use your fingers to coat it if you want a thicker coating. Repeat with remaining donuts
  3. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.  Enjoy!

Notes

*Makes 12 donuts

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 335Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 236mgCarbohydrates: 68gFiber: 2gSugar: 48gProtein: 3g

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