Monday, October 23, 2017

Apple Cider Donut Recipe

Happy Monday y'all.. at least it is when you have donuts!! I hope you had a great weekend. My weekend was PACKED but I loved every minute of it and still managed to get all my homework turned in in time. Phew. 
I LOVE seeing bloggers who live in places like Vermont posting pictures in apple orchards eating apple cider donuts in boots and flannels. I live vicariously through them, because I spent my weekend in shorts and flip flops. ha! Although I wouldn't trade them, I do love Fall because of all the warm colors and flavors this season has to offer us. Apple cider is such an Autumnal food and I thought making some apple cider donuts would spice things up a bit!
This recipe is fairly easy, but you will need a donut pan. I used this one and it worked PERFECTLY. I am not even a huge apple cider lover and LOVED these sweet treats. Enjoy y'all!

Apple Cider Donut Recipe


10 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup light brown sugar
/2 granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 cups apple cider (reduced to 3/4 cup)
3 teaspoons baking powder
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons nutmeg
pinch salt

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup granulated sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a donut pan with cooking spray and set aside.

Before you begin, you will need to reduce the apple cider. Pour the cider in a small saucepan a simmer on low-medium heat for 15-20 minutes or until the cider reduced down to 3/4 cup. Once it is reduced, set it aside to cool.

in a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, pinch of salt, cinnamon and nutmeg and set aside.

In a separate bowl, mix the melted butter and sugars together until smooth. Add in the eggs and vanilla and stir until completely combined. Pour in the buttermilk and apple cider and mix until smooth. Stir in the flour mixture and mix until just incorporated. Do not over mix or donuts will be tough.

Pour the batter into prepared pan about 3/4 to the top of each donut well. Bake for 14-15 minutes or until the tops are firm and spring back slightly when you touch them. Do not over bake or they will be too dry.

When done, remove donuts from the oven and let them cool in the pan for a few minutes. Once they are warm to the touch get your butter and cinnamon sugar topping ready.

In a small bowl, melt butter in the microwave. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, mix together the cinnamon and sugar. Set aside.

Take a donut and dip the tops into the melted butter and then quickly into the cinnamon sugar mixture. Repeat for the entire batch of donuts.

These donuts taste WAY better fresh and warm the day of but technically can be served the following day.

Well I hope you find time to make this recipe this week and tell me how it goes! Talk to you soon!



  1. you made these?! seriously impressed-let's just go to Vermont together and bring these for the road, lol


  2. Thanks Lauren! They were so easy too!


  3. Oooh this post makes me want to reach for them this second! I guess I have a soft spot for anything with cinnamon on it. These sound like a nice sweet treat, and it seems like a simple enough recipe to try.
    Thanks for sharing! xo

    Joanne | With Risa: A Lifestyle Blog

    1. I am definitely a lover of all things Cinnamon too! It is super simple.. you could do it girl!


  4. ermg when autumn rolls around, I AM READY FOR ALL THE APPLE CIDER DOUGHNUTS AND HOT APPLE CIDER -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

  5. These look incredible!


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