Homemade Baked Apple Cider Donuts

Fresh apple cider gives delightful flavor to moist donuts coated in just the right amount of cinnamon sugar!

Apple Cider Donuts

Recipe: Homemade Baked Apple Cider Donuts

Apple Cider Donuts


Donut pan
1 1/2 cup of apple cider
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
3/4 cups milk
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla

For Dusting:
4 tablespoons butter1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


30 minutes




  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350º F with the donut pan in the oven.
  2. Begin by condensing the cider. Boil 1 1/2 cup for 15 minutes until it has reduced.
  3. Pour the cider into a measuring cup, then add butter, milk, vanilla and egg. Stir to combine.
  4. Combine all of the dry ingredients, then stir in wet cider mixture. Consistency should be batter-like.
  5. Remove the donut pan from the pre-heated oven, then spray or butter the donut pan. Then spoon in mixture 3/4 of the way up the pan.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until set.
  7. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a shallow bowl. Let donuts cool enough to be handled.
  8. Brush donuts with melted butter, then coat with cinnamon sugar. Serve immediately.