Apple Cider Donuts

Baked apple cider donuts with a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg. All the taste of a donut but without the fat.

apple cider donuts recipe
Apple Cider Donuts

Fall is in the air and I was the lucky recipient of homemade apple cider with a request to try and make some cider apple donuts. It took 2 attempts but came up with a pretty good version of them. After reducing the cider to a syrup and adding a grated apple we were satisfied with the results. I just love being able to bake donuts and avoid all the greasy mess in the kitchen. We dipped ours in a cinnamon sugar mixture but a glaze made with apple cider and powdered sugar would be great also.

Have you seen the new pans for baking donuts with, they come in 2 sizes, a regular size donut pan and a mini donut pan.

I also have a recipe for some baked Gingerbread Muffins that are really good.

Apple Cider Donuts
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Serves: 1 dozen large donuts or 2 dozen minis
Baked apple cider donuts with a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg. All the taste of a donut but without the fat.
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 1 medium cooking apple
  • 1/4 cup butter - melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cups salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • Sugar Mixture for dipping
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Add cider to a saucepan. Grate an apple using the smallest holes on the grater into the cider. Reduce cider mixture by 2/3 over medium high heat. Cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  3. In a bowl combine the butter, sugar, buttermilk, egg and vanilla with a whisk. Add the cider mixture.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until well combined.
  5. Spray a mini muffin pan with cooking spray. Spoon the mixture into the pans.
  6. Bake for 12 - 15 minutes until lightly browned. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Remove from pan and dip in cinnamon sugar mixture while still hot.



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