Apple Cider Donuts
These homemade donuts are made with apple cider and apple pie spice, giving you the taste of apple in every bite. They're perfect for enjoying with coffee, as a snack, or to satisfy your sweet tooth!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup apple cider
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 large egg
- Vegetable oil, for frying
1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, apple pie spice, and salt.
2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the apple cider, milk, melted butter, and egg.
3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
4. Heat vegetable oil in a large Dutch oven or deep fryer to 375°F (190°C).
5. On a floured surface, roll out the dough to about 1/2 inch thickness. Use a donut cutter or a round cookie cutter and a smaller round cutter to cut out the donuts.
6. Carefully place the donuts into the hot oil, cooking a few at a time. Fry for about 2-3 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
7. Optional: While the donuts are still warm, you can dust them with powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar for an extra touch of sweetness.
8. Enjoy the apple cider donuts immediately, or allow them to cool before storing in an airtight container.
- You can make the dough ahead of time and refrigerate it for up to 24 hours. Just make sure to bring it to room temperature before frying.
- Leftover donuts can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or frozen for up to 3 months. To freeze, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, freeze for 4 hours, then transfer to airtight, freezer-safe bags.
Enjoy these homemade apple cider donuts for a delicious fall treat!