Baked apple cider donuts will be a Fall favorite. These delicious cake donuts are infused with apple cider in each bite. The entire recipe is easy and bakes in minutes.
Baked apple cider donuts
It’s time for Fall and baking! This recipe for apple cider donuts is a great way to start. No frying required and the entire recipe is super easy.
Try these for breakfast and make sure to serve them warm. My kiddos love to snack on these and I think they are great with a cup of coffee.
Once you make them, you will be hooked! We make these every year once apple season rolls around.
Not only do they taste great but your house will smell amazing as they bake. You are going to love them!
- Apple Cider
- Baking Soda
- Baking Powder
- Large Egg
- Brown Sugar
- milk – make sure it is room temperature
- Vanilla Extract
FOR THE TOPPING:
How to make baked apple cider donuts:
Let’s start by making the donuts
Go ahead and heat the apple cider in a small saucepan. This needs to come to a gentle boil.
Next, let the apple cider simmer until you only have about ½ of a cup left in the saucepan. Normally this takes about 10 to 20 minutes.
Now, remove this from the heat and let it cool.
While the mixture is cooling, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. You will need a donut pan. Make sure to spray it with cooking spray.
Tip: You can use a muffin pan but of course it wouldn’t have the donut shape.
Next, get a mixing bowl out. Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Whisk this together.
Get out a separate bowl and whisk together the egg, brown sugar and sugar until it is mixed together really good.
I told you it was easy!
Next, whisk in the melted butter. Now, add the apple cider from the saucepan, milk and vanilla extract.
Mix this until it is just combined. You don’t want to over mix it. The batter will be thick but this is normal.
Take the batter and start to pour it evenly into the donut pan. You only want to fill each donut section about halfway full.
Tip: You can use a spoon but I find that it’s easiest to use a piping bag to fill the donut pan. If you don’t have a piping bag, you can put the batter in a large ziplock bag and cut the corner off the bag to pipe the batter into the pan.
Finally, bake the donuts for 10 to 11 minutes. You should be able to insert a toothpick into the center of the donuts and it comes out clean.
The donuts need to cool in the pan for 5 minutes before you transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Time to make the topping.
First, combine the sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg together in a bowl. That is it!
After the donuts have cooled slightly and they are not too hot to handle, dip the donuts into the melted butter. Then coat them with the cinnamon sugar topping mixture you just made.
It’s that easy to make apple cider donut recipe.
How to store:
You might not have leftovers but if you do, they will keep between 2 to 5 days depending on how you store them.
Leftovers can be stored at room temperature inside an airtight container for up to 2 days. You can also store in the refrigerator in an air tight container for up to 5 days.
- Caramel sauce– try drizzling this over the donut. You can do this instead of the cinnamon sugar or with it!
- Glaze- Make a simple glaze with powdered sugar and milk until it is the desired consistency. Drizzle all over the donut.
- Frosting- Cream cheese frosting is my absolute favorite. Try it on the donuts for a decadent treat.
- Ice cream- Yes, you read that right! We love to top the donuts with ice cream like a sundae and then drizzle caramel all over. It is SO amazing. It’s a must try!
There are so many delicious ways to enjoy these donuts. Let me know what you top them with.
Easy apple cider donuts
Once you try it, you will be hooked! These are the best.
Print this baked apple cider donuts recipe below:
Baked Apple Cider Donuts
- FOR THE DONUTS:
- 1 1/2 cup Apple Cider
- 2 cups Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 3/4 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1 Tbsp Butter melted
- 1 Large Egg
- 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1/2 milk room temperature
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- FOR THE TOPPING:
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp Nutmeg
- 6 Tbsp Butter melted
- FOR THE DONUTS:
- Heat the apple cider in a small saucepan. Bring the cider to a gentle boil and let the cider simmer until there is approximately ½ of a cup remaining in the saucepan (this should take approximately 10-20 minutes). Remove from the heat and let cool.
- Then preheat an oven to 350 degrees F and spray a donut pan with a non stick cooking spray.
- Whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
- Then in a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, brown sugar and sugar until well combined. Next whisk in the melted butter. Then add in the apple cider from the saucepan, milk and vanilla extract until just combined (do not over mix). The batter will be thick.
- Pour the mixture evenly into the donut pan filling each one about halfway full. I find that it’s easiest to use a piping bag to fill the donut pan or place the batter in a large ziplock bag and cut the corner off the bag to pipe the batter into the pan.
- Then bake for 10-11 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of the donuts comes out clean. Let the donuts cool in the pan for 5 minutes and then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
- FOR THE TOPPING:
- Combine the sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg together in a bowl.
- Once the donuts have cooled slightly and can be handled. Dip the donuts in the melted butter and then coat them with the cinnamon sugar topping mixture.
- Serve the donuts immediately while warm and enjoy!
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