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Apple Cider Donuts

Delicious baked apple cider donuts that are the perfect treat for fall.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Candy/Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple, cider, cinnamon, donuts
Servings: 12
Calories: 285kcal


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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. 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
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Enjoy!



How to reduce your apple cider:
Pour 1½ cups apple cider into a saucepan and place on low heat.
Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Continue stirring until the liquid is at ½ cup of cider reduction. This will take a total of approximately 20 minutes.
Remove from heat and allow to cool before adding to the batter.


Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 223mg | Potassium: 87mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 214IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg