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Baked Apple Cider Donuts Recipe

Baked Apple Cider Donuts

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Easy baked apple cider donuts recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in about 30 minutes. Coated in spiced cinnamon sugar. Soft, moist and tender!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade donuts
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 16 Donuts
Calories 223
Author Abeer


  • 1.5 cups Apple cider
  • 1 Egg Large
  • 1/3 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup Brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp Butter Unsalted, Melted, Can also use melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup Milk Whole or 2%
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg powder
  • 1/8 tsp Cardamom powder

Spiced sugar topping

  • 1 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
  • 1/2 cup Butter Unsalted, Melted


  • Pour cider in a nonstick saucepan and cover over medium heat until it's reduced to 1/3 cup. It will become a thick syrup. Keep aside and allow it to cool down.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add egg, granulated sugar, brown sugar, butter, milk, vanilla extract and mix until smooth. Keep aside.
  • In another mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom.
  • Dump this dry mixture into the wet mixture, along with the reduced apple cider, and mix until just combined. Don't over-mix! 
  • Pour batter in a greased donut pan, filling halfway through.
    Tip: Pour batter in piping bag and pipe batter in the donut pan. It's easier and neater. 
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for about 10 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. 
  • Allow the donuts to cool down for 5 minutes at room temperature and then remove from pan.
  • While the donuts are cooling, mix together sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom in a wide bowl. 
  • Brush melted butter all over each donut and roll in the bowl of sugar until fully coated. 
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Tastes best when served warm immediately. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge or at room temperature for 2-3 days and can be reheated in the microwave. 


Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 119mg | Potassium: 88mg | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 270IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 0.8mg