Baked Apple Cider Donuts -a convenient recipe with no mixer required.

Recipe: Baked Apple Cider Donuts

Tender and moist, these Baked Apple Cider Donuts are dipped in cinnamon-sugar for an easy treat with warm fall flavors in every bite. They are great for breakfast, brunch, or dessert when paired with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee!

If you've never made homemade donuts before, this recipe is perfect for you. It doesn't require yeast or deep frying, and you don't need any special skills or equipment—just some basic baking staples, bowls, a whisk, and a donut pan.


- 2 cups apple cider

- 2 cups cake flour

- 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

- 1/2 cup brown sugar

- 1/4 cup granulated sugar

- 2 large eggs

- 1/2 cup whole milk

- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the topping:

- 1/4 cup granulated sugar

- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


1. In a saucepan, boil the apple cider until it reduces to 1/2 cup. Set aside to cool.

2. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and grease a donut pan.

3. In a large bowl, whisk together the cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice.

4. In another bowl, whisk together the cooled apple cider, brown sugar, granulated sugar, eggs, milk, melted butter, and vanilla extract.

5. Add the liquid mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.

6. Transfer the batter to a ziplock bag, snip off a corner, and pipe the batter into the prepared donut pan, filling each cavity halfway.

7. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the donuts are cooked through.

8. Remove the donuts from the pan and place them on a cooling rack.

9. In a shallow bowl, mix together the granulated sugar and cinnamon for the topping.

10. Brush the donuts with melted butter on both sides, then dip them into the cinnamon-sugar mixture until coated.

11. Serve the donuts warm and enjoy!

Tips & FAQs:

- Be sure to use apple cider, not apple cider vinegar, as using vinegar will give your donuts a sour taste.

- If you can't find apple cider, unsweetened apple juice can be substituted. However, boiling down the apple cider is recommended for a stronger apple flavor and texture.

- Baked apple cider donuts can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.

- To freeze the donuts, allow them to cool completely and then transfer them to a freezer-safe bag. They can be stored in the freezer for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge and warm briefly in the microwave before serving. It's best to add the cinnamon-sugar coating fresh before serving.

Enjoy these delicious and easy-to-make Baked Apple Cider Donuts as a perfect fall breakfast or dessert option! Don't forget to try our other apple recipes like Homemade Applesauce, Air Fryer Apple Hand Pies, and Easy Apple Cake.

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