Baked Apple Cider Donuts. These Cider donuts have amazing spiced flavor with concentrated cider. Perfect for fall. Vegan Soyfree Recipe. Nutfree Refined Sugar-Free Oilfree Glutenfree option Jump to Recipe
These Apple Cider Donuts are perfect for fall or any time of the year for that matter. The key to all the fall flavor is reducing the cider! Apple Cider gets cooked for a bit to concentrate all that amazing flavor of apples and spices. Concentrated cider, flour, more spices all baked into a flavorful spiced donut! Toss in cinnamon sugar or drizzle icing of choice. These will be a hit with everyone. 15 mins of Active time, no refined sugar!
The donut batter does not use yeast, so it can also be baked into regular size muffins or mini muffins as well. Add some finely chopped apples to the batter, top with a streusel and they are ready for to go breakfast. Lets make these!
More Donuts and Muffins
- Pumpkin Donuts – yeasted
- Spiced Sweet Potato Doughnuts with Cinnamon sugar SF
- Gluten-free Lemon Donuts
- Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins
- Classic Donuts.
- Banana Bread Donuts
The batter also makes fantastic muffins. The concentrated cider adds a ton more flavor than regular cider. It also makes the donuts slightly dense, which means even more packed flavor!
Baked Apple Cider Donuts. These Cider donuts have amazing spiced flavor with concentrated cider. Perfect for fall. Vegan Soyfree Recipe. Nutfree Refined Sugar-free Glutenfree Oilfree option
- 1.5 cup apple cider
- 1/4 cup sugar (coconut sugar, date sugar, regular or use maple syrup), 1/3 cup for sweeter
- 1 cup flour (I use a mix of whole wheat and all purpose), see note for gluten-free
- 1 tbsp almond flour , or use more flour
- 3/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp cardamom or nutmeg
- dash of black pepper
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp oil or applesauce (or both for extra moisture when using whole grain flours)
- 1 tbsp cane sugar
- 1 tbsp coconut sugar or brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 350 deg F(180 C). Grease a donut pan or line muffin pan. Cook the cider and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat for 20 to 25 mins to reduce to about 3/4 cup. Cool the cider. Reserve 2 tsp to brush the donuts.
- In a bowl, mix the rest the dry ingredients. Add the concentrated cider and oil/applesauce. Mix well to combine.
- Immediately pour the batter into the donut pan or muffin pan.
- Bake for 11 mins for donuts or mini muffins, 20-22 mins for regular muffins. Cool for 5 mins, then release from the pan.
- Mix the cinnamon sugar into a ziplock.
Cool the donuts for another 5 mins. Brush donuts with the cider mixture from step 1, or use oil/melted vegan butter. Add to the ziplock and shake, or dip in the sugar mixture.
To make these gluten-free: Use a mix of 3/4 cup almond flour, 1/4 cup rice flour, 3 tbsp starch(potato preferably). Bake time might be a minute longer. Use an icing as that will add moisture to the donuts (glutenfree baked goods dry faster).
If using apple juice instead of cider, double the spices listed.
Nutrition is for 1 of 6 donut