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Apple Cider Donuts Recipe

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 159kcal
These Baked Apple Cider Donuts are a fun and easy fall-time recipe that pairs perfectly with a delicious glass of hot coffee or cider. 
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  • cups all-purpose flour 210 grams
  • 1 cup granulated sugar 200 grams
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder 8 grams
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3 grams
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 large egg 50 grams
  • ½ cup whole milk 114 grams
  • ½ cup apple cider 114 grams
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 13 grams
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 4 grams


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a donut tin with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg together to combine.
    1¾ cups all-purpose flour, 1 cup granulated sugar, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, ½ teaspoon nutmeg
    how to make apple cider donuts
  • Add in the egg, milk, apple cider, vegetable oil, and vanilla and whisk to combine-- mix just until no large lumps of flour remain. You don’t want to over mix.
    1 large egg, ½ cup whole milk, ½ cup apple cider, 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    how to make apple cider donuts
  • Fill each section of the donut pan ¾ of the way full (I used about ¼ cup batter in each one).
    how to make apple cider donuts
  • Bake the donuts for 16-18 minutes, until they are golden brown around the edges and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Transfer the doughnuts to a wire rack to cool and enjoy!


  • I dipped the donuts in cinnamon sugar when they came out of the oven but this is totally optional! If you’d like to add the cinnamon sugar exterior, just combine ½ cup of granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon in a small bowl and dip the warm donuts in the sugar mixture.
  • You can use a piping bag to easily fill the donut pan with batter before baking.
  • You can use apple juice in a pinch in place of the cider, but the apple flavor will be milder.
Storage: Store apple cider donuts in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days, in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 2 months.


Serving: 1donut | Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 37IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg