Fall is in the air! Baked Apple Cider Donuts
Fall is my favorite season, especially in New England. The cooler temperatures, fall foliage and apple cider, to name a few of my favorite things. It was only a few days into September and my local grocery store already started selling pumpkins and fall decor, so I was inspired to bake some Apple Cider Donuts. My toddler is a huge fan since my local grocery store provides free samples of apple cider donuts year round. I knew once fresh apple cider was available, I would tackle apple cider donuts and was happy to find a baked version of the treat. Another bonus is the use of whole wheat flour. There are many opportunities for your little kitchen helper to participate in the recipe like pouring, stirring and dipping.
So if you are traveling to your local orchard to pick your own apples, grab some apple cider and make these donuts for the whole family. Enjoy!
Recipe Adapted from : TheFauxMartha
- 3 Tablespoons - Unsalted Butter
- 1/3 Cup + 2 Tablespoons - Apple Cider
- 1/2 Cup - Whole Wheat Flour
- 1/2 Cup - Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
- 1 Teaspoon - Baking Powder
- 1/4 Teaspoon - Sea Salt
- 1/4 Teaspoon - Cinnamon
- 1/8 Teaspoon - Nutmeg
- 1/4 Cup - Sugar
- 2 Tablespoons - Honey
- 1 Large Egg
- 3 Tablespoons - Butter
- 1/4 Cup - Apple Cider
- 1/3 Cup - Sugar
- 1 1/2 Teaspoon - Cinnamon
- Heat oven to 400 degrees
- In a small pot, add butter and cider. Once butter is melted, set aside to cool
- Meanwhile, whisk together flours, baking powder, sea salt, Cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl
- Into the cooled butter mixture, whisk in sugar, honey and egg until combined.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and combined. Do not over mix
- Spray donut pan with cooking spray and spoon batter evenly between the six donut sections
- Bake for 7 minutes. Allow to cool in the pan for 1 minute, then move them to cooling rack
- Meanwhile, make the topping. Melt butter and stir in cider. In a shallow bowl mix the cinnamon and sugar
- Dip each donut quickly into the butter mixture and lightly coat in the cinnamon/sugar mixture. Place back onto the cooling rack
Nicole is a professional photographer, mother to an energetic child, and founder of Make and Taste. She has been a Commercial, Editorial and Lifestyle photographer for 9 years and has been published in various magazines and brand websites. Nicole is passionate about providing her child with meaningful experiences and documenting all of the fun along the way. You can always find her baking with her 5 year old and enjoying a good cup of coffee.