Apple Cider Donuts

Growing up in Connecticut, I used to look forward to cider donuts at Lyman Orchards after going through the corn maze. And I've searched high and low for them in Florida with no such luck, but then I found this recipe which is from another New England to Florida transplant. So I couldn't wait to put it to use. My favorite part of this recipe is that the donuts are baked not fried. Well New England... you can keep your cold weather, I'll enjoy my donuts on the patio. 
Ingredients

2 cups of flour
3/4 cups of sugar
2 tsp. of baking powder
1/2 tsp. of cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
1/2 tsp. of salt
1/2 cup of apple cider
1/4 cup of organic skim milk
2 organic eggs, beaten (I used egg whites)
1 tbsp. of melted butter

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

1/4 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup of sugar
1 tbsp. of cinnamon
1 tbsp. of melted butter
Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a bowl. Then add cider, milk, eggs, vanilla, and melted butter. Mix until combined.

If you have a donut pan (I found mine at Bed Bath and Beyond for $10, and they're only $8 with a 20% off coupon), spray with non-stick cooking spray and fill each cup about 3/4 of the way full. Bake at 325 degrees for about 10 minutes.
Allow donuts to cool and make cinnamon sugar topping.

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

Mix together sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon until well combined. Brush each donut with melted butter, and then dip in cinnamon sugar topping.
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59 comments:

  1. Heaven, I'm in Heaven!! one of my most favorite doughnut flavors of all time. Never made these at home, now I will thanks to our inspo!! Yum, yum, I want one NOW!! LOL

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  2. I was literally telling Gary on Saturday that I want to make my own apple cider donuts - and now I can!! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. These looks amazing! I'm assuming you can use a muffin tin instead of a donut pan? Thanks for hosting! (You should link up this recipe with us today for Tuesday Talk!) -Jess, Sweet Little Ones

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  4. I miss apple cider donuts so much! I haven't found any down here but I used to love getting them in the fall up north! I might have to try to make these! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  5. Those remind me of growing up in the North! I bet it smelled so good in your house when you were making them!
    ~Amanda - Meet @ the Barre - SHOPBOP SALE Complete Shopping Guide

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  6. these look so good and yes they def remind me of up north! and love that they are baked and not fried. YUM :)

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  7. YUM! And I love the idea of making these at home rather than having to find 'em at a cider mill or a pumpkin patch. You can enjoy them anytime!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  8. I have never made donuts before but I'm so tempted to try these! I loooove apple cider donuts and there aren't any here in Germany. I am seriously hungry just looking at these.

    Annessa
    www.seekingsunshine.com

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  9. Yum! I loveeee apple cider donuts! The best part of Fall (besides pumpkin everything) but they definitely sound better on a warm patio ;)

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  10. one of my fave things EVER. i can't wait to make these!

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  11. I can never get enough Apple Cider Donuts. There is a food truck here that makes them and serves them with ice cream and caramel sauce. Can't wait to make these!

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  12. I have never tried an apple cider donut and I have been hearing SO much about them!! These look delicious and thank you for sharing! :-)

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  13. YUMMY! I need these right now!!!

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  14. These look amazing. I need to make!

    xx, Carly | carly blogs

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  15. Ooooh yes!! I keep seeing everyone's pumpkin patch pics and donuts but I never thought to make my own ... time to for me to buy a donut pan ;)

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  16. YUM! These look so delicious and I love that they are festive!

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  17. You know I LOVE this! Although these might be seriously dangerous to have in the house, I'd eat all of them haha! They look so good!

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  18. Hey Kate,

    These donuts look wonderful! Your pictures are making me really hungry!

    I found your post n Tuesday Talk today.

    Hope you have a blessed day~
    Melanie

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  19. Oh boy do I miss Lyman Orchards!!! We are actually heading back to CT at the end of the month, I might need to make a trip there :)

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  20. Oh my goodness! Do these apple cider donuts look good. I could really go for one right now with my coffee!!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  21. Thank you so much for posting this. I love love apple cider donuts and have always wanted to make them at home. This looks simple enough for me to make. I totally need a donut pan.

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  22. This looks so easy to make and super delicious. I also love that the donuts are not fried. I'm definitely going to make these. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

    Kathy
    http://www.glamsimplified.com

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  23. I Like your blog: your posts very interesting and inspiring! And your photos are beautiful!
    I know that blog requires much time, but keep doing it!

    I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

    Diana Cloudlet
    www.dianacloudlet.com

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  24. These look amazing and I love that you made them in the oven! Pinning for later!

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  25. Yummo and kudos to you for making them healthier! xo

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  26. YUM, yum, and even more YUM! What a perfect fall treat! :)

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  27. Um what?! These sound so amazing!! I have never had an apple cider donut but it sounds so amazing!!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  28. I am trying to be healthy! Ugh, you're killing me! Looks delish!

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  29. How cute and delicious do those look! Perfect for the fall!

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  30. I've never attempted homemade donuts but this makes me want to try! They sound so goooood!

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  31. Oh my girl you have my mouth watering!!! These look so yummy and how awesome they are baked not fried :)!

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  32. I love apple cider and have never tried an apple cider donut so thanks for this recipe!!

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  33. Apple cider donuts are one of my favorite parts about fall!

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  34. OMG, this is awesome!! What a great recipe. I used to get apple cinnamon donuts at a Pumpkin Patch in Washington and I've been craving them this fall but like you...no idea where to get them in SoCal. Guess I can just make my own!
    Gina | On the Daily Express

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  35. Maybe I haven't been looking in the right places, but I haven't seen any apple cider donuts in Texas yet either! They were everywhere in New England!

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  36. they look so delicious..i want to make them.

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  37. I've never had an apple cider donut before! But now I must have one! Thanks for sharing!

    Xoxo,

    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

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  38. These look so good! I love cider donuts. So easy to make.. hmm maybe this weekend!

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  39. Oh how freakin yummy! Thanks for sharing!!
    The Rad Wife

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  40. This sounds so good right now. I bet I could eat an entire batch if I made them! lol

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  41. Yummy Yummy!

    God bless,
    Xo, Claire
    http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.com

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  42. How have I never tried to make these before?? YUM!! You’ve inspired me!

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  43. Wait, a donut pan?!?! These sound amazing, I love cider donuts!

    Wishes & Reality

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  44. These sound delicious and easy! I need to invest in a donut pan for real

    liz @ sundays with sophie

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  45. Oh my how those look amazing! I bet they taste just as yummy as they look.. I so need to bake me some of these :)

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  46. Ah!! I've been waiting for this since last week and I almost missed it since I was too busy to read blogs yesterday!! I'm 100% making this. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING!! Now I just need to go buy a donut pan!

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  47. It never occurred to me to try to make apple cider donuts at home - yum! I'm currently enjoying one from my hometown. My mom was kind enough to pick up a package for me while we were on vacation. :)

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  48. These look seriously amazing. I have to try to make them! And I am with Karly, why haven't I ever thought of this before?

    Annie- All Things Big And Small

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  49. These look amazing!! I can't wait to get back in my house and link up with you guys!!! Nice find on the donut pan! $8 is awesome!

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  50. These look delicious! SO glad you shared them!

    Elizabeth
    thislittlehomeofmine.com

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  51. Hey, I'm making these right now, and I noticed that you have vanilla in the directions but not in the ingredients. Do I need vanilla? Thanks! -Jess, Sweet Little Ones

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    1. I checked the recipe you referenced, and it says 1 tsp vanilla! -Jess

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