Apple Cider Donuts

apple cider doughnuts

Apple. Cider. Donuts.

I think that’s maybe all I have to say. JK. But seriously, we went apple picking and created our own apple cider. So I did two takes: half were dipped in cinnamon sugar and and the other in chai spice frosting.

They are baked as a cake donut so they can be a little dry, so a soak for the chai spice are necessary. Top with sprinkles and enjoy! You don’t need to make both versions, but it was FUN!

Ingredients for Apple Cider Donuts:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup apple cider
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg

Ingredients for Cinnamon Sugar:

  • 4 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 2/3cup cinnamon sugar

Ingredients for Chai Spice Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp chai tea
  • 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted

How to make Apple Cider Donuts:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease your donut pan.
  2. Whisk flour, baking powder, salt, and spices in a bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl stir melted butter, apple cider, the sugar, and egg mixture. Slowly pour your dry ingredients into the wet in two batches. Stir until just combined.
  4. Spoon batter into donut pan, it should fill it twice. Bake for approximately 7-9 minutes. Check with a toothpick.
  5. Allow to cool for 10 minutes in the pan. Let cool on a rack for another 10 after that.
  6. To start with the frosting heat a small pan with milk and chai tea on medium low. Steep for 5 minutes. Strain the milk. In a medium bowl add powdered sugar. Then whisk in 1 tbsp of chai milk at a time until you reach desired consistency.
  7. In a separate bowl add cinnamon sugar.
  8. Dip each donut into butter to add a little moisture. Let the chai donuts sit before dipping. Then dunk those donuts in the frosting and let sit on the cooling rack…add sprinkles!
  9. Take cinnamon sugar ones and dip in butter then directly into cinnamon sugar. Enjoy!

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Apple Cider Donuts

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Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 donuts
Author: Amanda Wilens

Equipment

  • Stand Mixer

Ingredients

Donut​s
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 1/3 cup apple cider
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
Cinnamon Sugar
  • 4 Tbsp butter melted
  • 2/3 cup cinnamon sugar
Chai Spice Frosting
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp chai tea
  • 2 cups powdered sugar sifted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease your donut pan.
  • Whisk flour, baking powder, salt, and spices in a bowl.
  • In a separate bowl stir melted butter, apple cider, the sugar, and egg mixture. Slowly pour your dry ingredients into the wet in two batches. Stir until just combined.
  • Spoon batter into donut pan, it should fill it twice. Bake for approximately 7-9 minutes. Check with a toothpick.
  • Allow to cool for 10 minutes in the pan. Let cool on a rack for another 10 after that.
  • To start with the frosting heat a small pan with milk and chai tea on medium low. Steep for 5 minutes. Strain the milk. In a medium bowl add powdered sugar. Then whisk in 1 tbsp of chai milk at a time until you reach desired consistency.
  • In a separate bowl add cinnamon sugar.
  • Dip each donut into butter to add a little moisture. Let the chai donuts sit before dipping. Then dunk those donuts in the frosting and let sit on the cooling rack…add sprinkles!
  • Take cinnamon sugar ones and dip in butter then directly into cinnamon sugar. Enjoy!

Notes

– Baked: these are baked and have only been made this way as cake donuts. I don’t suggest frying them as the consistency isn’t thick enough. 

Nutrition

Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 133IU | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg
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