Baked Apple Cider Donuts

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Fluffy and sweet, these Baked Apple Cider Donuts are the perfect way to get ready for sweater weather and all your favorite things that come with fall. Make these with fresh, local apple cider for the best flavor.

baked apple cider donuts

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Anyone who thinks pumpkin spiced donuts are the best fall treat clearly has never had one of these Baked Apple Cider Donuts. The fresh apple cider and fall spices like nutmeg and cinnamon leave these donuts tasting like autumn with every bite.

Ingredients to Make Baked Apple Cider Donuts

  • apple cider
  • flour
  • baking soda
  • baking powder
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • salt
  • butter
  • egg
  • granulated sugar
  • brown sugar
  • milk
  • vanilla extract
    Coating:
  • granulated sugar
  • apple pie spice

How to Make Baked Apple Cider Donuts

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray donut pan with non-stick spray and set aside. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, ground cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a small bowl and set aside. In a large bowl, combine apple cider, butter, egg, brown sugar, granulated sugar, milk and vanilla. Slowly pour in dry ingredients and mix well.

Spoon batter into donut pan filling about halfway. The easiest way to neatly spoon batter into a donut pan is to pour it into a plastic baggie, cut a small hole in the corner and pipe batter into each donut mold.

baked apple cider donuts

Bake for ten minutes, until the tops of the donuts are lightly browned. Allow to cool for a minute then transfer to a wire rack. Grease the pan again and repeat with the rest of the batter. Pour sugar and apple pie spice for topping into a plastic baggie. While donuts are still warm, place them one at a time in the baggie and shake lightly to coat the donut. Serve warm or allow to cool all the way before storing in an airtight container.

baked apple cider donuts

Notes & Tips

This baked apple cider donut recipe is easily adaptable to make exactly how you’d like. Here are some options and suggestions to make this the best apple cider donuts you’ve ever had. 

Substitutions

  • Spices: if you don’t have cinnamon and nutmeg you can substitute them for two teaspoons of apple pie spice. But if you don’t have apple pie spice you can use cinnamon and nutmeg for the sugar coating.
  • Sugar Coating: you can skip the sugar coating on the donuts if you would like a less sugary breakfast, they will still taste just as good.

How to Store

Counter: the donuts can be kept on the counter in an airtight container for up to 3 days before they will begin to get stale. 

Refrigerator: You can keep them in the refrigerator for up to seven days in a container. Take one out and let it come to room temperature to allow it to soften up a bit before eating it. 

Freezer: You can freeze these donuts for up to three months without the sugar coating. When you’re ready to eat, put them in the refrigerator or on the counter to thaw. When it gets to room temperature, whip up some fresh sugar coating or eat plain.

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Baked Apple Cider Donuts

Course: BreakfastDifficulty: Easy
Servings

12

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes
Total time

20

minutes

Fluffy and sweet, these Baked Apple Cider Donuts are the perfect way to get ready for sweater weather and all your favorite things that come with fall.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups apple cider

  • 2 cups flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 3 tablespoon butter, melted

  • 1 egg

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • ½ cup milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Coating
  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoon apple pie spice

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray donut pan with non-stick spray and set aside.
  • Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, ground cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a small bowl and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine apple cider, butter, egg, brown sugar, granulated sugar, milk and vanilla. Slowly pour in dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Spoon batter into donut pan filling about halfway.*
  • Bake for ten minutes, until the tops of the donuts are lightly browned. Allow to cool for a minute then transfer to a wire rack. Grease the pan again and repeat with the rest of the batter.
  • Pour sugar and apple pie spice for topping into a plastic baggie. While donuts are still warm, place them one at a time in the baggie and shake lightly to coat the donut. Serve warm or allow to cool all the way before storing in an airtight container.

Notes

  • *the easiest way to neatly spoon batter into a donut pan is to pour it into a plastic baggie, cut a small hole in the corner and pipe batter into each donut mold. 

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