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Two donuts with a sugar coating on a plate.
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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
Servings: 12 donuts
Calories: 174kcal
Author: Kathy


Donut Batter

  • 2 cups apple cider
  • cups flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons oil canola or other light oil
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Sugar Coating

  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch nutmeg


Donut Batter

  • Place apple cider in a sauce pan. Simmer over medium heat until cider has reduced to ½ cup. Allow cider to cool.
    2 cups apple cider
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
    1½ cups flour, ½ cup granulated sugar, ½ teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg, ¼ teaspoon salt
  • In another bowl, combine apple cider oil, egg, milk and vanilla
    2 Tablespoons oil, 1 egg, ½ cup milk, 1 teaspoon 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
    ½ cup granulated sugar, ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, pinch nutmeg
  • Roll each donut in sugar mixture



  • Don't overfill donut pan
  • Baking time will vary slightly from oven to oven
  • Donuts should be just slightly browned around the edges.
  • To determine if donuts are baked through carefully touch the top of a donut with your finger. Donuts should bounce back just slightly and not feel soggy. Or use a toothpick and test center of one donut. There should be just a few dry crumbs on toothpick when donuts are cooked through. 
  • Remove donuts while still warm from pan
  • Dust with cinnamon and sugar while donuts are still warm
  • Mini donuts can be made instead of full sized donuts. Reduce baking time to 8-10 minutes.


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