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Baked Apple Cider Donuts

Baked donut with all the delicious flavors of apple cider
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Baking, Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Cider Donut, Baked Apple Cider Donut, baked donut recipe, Baked Doughnut
Servings: 12 donuts
Calories: 174kcal
Author: Kathy


Donut Batter

  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Sugar Coating

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch nutmeg


Donut Batter

  • Place apple cider in a sauce pan. Simmer over medium heat until cider has reduced to 1/2 cup. Allow cider to cool.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  • In another bowl, combine apple cider oil, egg, milk and vanilla
  • Add liquid mixture to flour mixture and combine
  • Pour batter into a greased donut pan
  • Bake in a preheated 350 oven for 12-15 minutes
  • Remove from oven and allow donuts to cool for 5 minutes and remove from pan. Cool on a baking rack.

Sugar Mixture

  • Combine sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg together
  • Roll each donut in sugar mixture



  • I used canola oil. Any light flavored oil will work
  • I used whole milk. You could also use 2% or skim milk


Serving: 1donut | Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 106mg | Potassium: 109mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 36IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg