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Apple cider donuts on a plate

Apple Cider Donuts

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Soft cake donuts coated in apple cider, cinnamon and sugar! Quick and easy to make, your family will love these festive fall treats!
Prep Time 12 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 6 donuts


  • 6 cavity donut pan



  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup apple cider
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 large egg, beaten


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray donut pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a medium-sized microwavable bowl, melt butter 30 seconds at a time until fully melted. Remove from microwave and pour in apple cider. Set aside to cool for at least 5 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, mix together flour,baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add sugar, honey, sour cream and beaten egg to the melted butter mixture and stir until combined.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Do not overmix. Transfer batter to a piping bag or large freezer bag. Snip off a bottom corner and pipe batter into donut pan cavities
  • Bake 7–8 minutes and remove from oven. Allow donuts to sit in pan 1–2 minutes, then invert donuts onto a wire cooling rack.
  • To make topping, in a small bowl, melt butter and combine with apple cider.In a separate bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon mixture.
    Working quickly, dip each donut into the butter mixture to cover with butter, then immediately dip in the sugar and cinnamon mixture to coat.Place back on cooling rack to finish cooling.


Make sure you use apple cider, the kind you would drink, NOT apple cider vinegar. Vinegar donuts aren't tasty! 


Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 213mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 416IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg
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