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Apple Cider Donuts

Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts

These delectable, fall-inspired Baked Apple Cider doughnuts are even better than those from an apple orchard--they're baked in your very own oven!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword apple cider cinnamon sugar doughnuts, baked apple cider doughnuts
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 360 kcal
Author Amanda


  • 2.5 cups flour all-purpose
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • dash ginger ground
  • dash nutmeg
  • pinch salt
  • 10 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 6 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and butter the cavities of two six-capacity doughnut pans.

    Pour apple cider in small saucepan and heat over medium high heat until boiling. 

    Continue to boil (watch carefully) until it's reduced by over one-half. You should have a dark, thick syrup after about 10-15 minutes. Pour into a heatproof mug to cool.

    Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and salt in a mixing bowl.

    In another bowl, whisk melted butter with sugars until evenly combined.

    Add eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla and whisk.

    Add flour mixture and whisk just until combined (mixture will be lumpy).

    Set batter aside to rest for a minute while you prepare a gallon-size ziplock bag.

    Open bag and pour batter into the bag.

    Snip one corner and pipe mixture into the cavities, filling each to the top.

    Bake for 12-15 minutes, checking after 12 minutes to see if they spring back when touched.

    Cool in pan for a few minutes, then carefully run a butter knife around each one to loosen.

    Invert onto a metal rack.

    Melt remaining butter and mix sugar and cinnamon in a shallow bowl or dish.

    When cool enough to handle, dip doughnuts into butter and immediately into the sugar mixture, flipping to coat entirely.

    Alternatively, pour up to two tablespoons of apple cider into 1/2 cup of powdered sugar, whisking vigorously to make a glaze.

    Dunk doughnuts into glaze and decorate with sprinkles or let dry as is.

Nutrition Facts
Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 360 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 42mg14%
Sodium 155mg7%
Potassium 201mg6%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 3g6%
Calcium 91mg9%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Vitamin A 491IU10%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.