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


Baked Apple Cider Donuts

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 7 mins
Yields: 6


  • 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
  • Topping
  • 3 Tablespoons - Butter
  • 1/4 Cup - Apple Cider
  • 1/3 Cup - Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon - Cinnamon


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees
  2. In a small pot, add butter and cider. Once butter is melted, set aside to cool
  3. Meanwhile, whisk together flours, baking powder, sea salt, Cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl
  4. Into the cooled butter mixture, whisk in sugar, honey and egg until combined.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and combined. Do not over mix
  6. Spray donut pan with cooking spray and spoon batter evenly between the six donut sections
  7. Bake for 7 minutes. Allow to cool in the pan for 1 minute, then move them to cooling rack
  8. Meanwhile, make the topping. Melt butter and stir in cider. In a shallow bowl mix the cinnamon and sugar
  9. Dip each donut quickly into the butter mixture and lightly coat in the cinnamon/sugar mixture. Place back onto the cooling rack

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    Melissa Coleman September 15, 2016 (1:42 pm)

    That falling donut picture is so good. LOVE!

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      Nicole Bedard September 15, 2016 (3:18 pm)

      Thank you so much!! I was so happy how it turned out, so I’m excited you like it too.

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    Meghan September 15, 2016 (1:48 pm)

    I love that you’re in the photo with Brian, Nicole. We never get to see you in front of the lens. The donuts look delicious.

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      Nicole Bedard September 15, 2016 (3:20 pm)

      Thanks Meghan! It’s a rare event to be in front of the lens, so I’m glad I have at least one 🙂 The donuts are SO good.