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Apple Cider Baked Donuts

A light and fully Apple Cider Baked Donuts recipe that is topped with an apple cider vanilla glaze and pumpkin spice pecans. This delicious baked donut recipe is the perfect fall dessert that the whole family will love.

Apple Cider Baked Donuts

One of the best things my family enjoys during the fall is the festivals we attend. At each festival, everyone has their own version of Apple Cider Donuts.

It’s always a fun and warm feeling to be able to go out and grab a warm donut as you walk around and pick pumpkins, or maybe take a hayride. I wanted to bring home this warm and delicious tradition to my home and put a spin on it to make it less fattening (without losing that yummy flavor donuts always have).

Easy Apple Cider Baked Donuts

I’m not going to pick between the season and have them get jealous of one another but let’s just say I am evenly in love with all of them. All of them though have their own amazing traditions are perks that the other one does not have.

Something fall has is its crisp weather which puts steam at the top of my coffee cup. AHHHH Heaven right there I’m telling you lol. I hope you enjoy this recipe and share it with your family as I have with mine.

Apple Cider Baked Donuts Ingredients

  • all-purpose flour
  • white sugar
  • baking powder
  • pumpkin spice
  • salt
  • apple cider
  • eggs, beaten
  • vanilla extract
  • butter, melted
  • Agave

An easy-baked donut recipe that uses apple cider, pumpkin spice, all-purpose flour, and the usual ingredients in a donut recipe. This Baked Apple Cider Donut recipe is easy to make and does not include yeast. If you are looking for an easy way to add the donut batter into your donut pans, see my recipe note below.

How To Make Baked Apple Cider Donuts

In a small pot, melt butter. Stir in cider, and set aside to cool. Then whisk together flour, baking powder, sea salt,and pumpkin pie spice in a medium bowl. Set aside. Into the cooled butter mixture, whisk in sugar, honey, and egg until evenly combined.

Stir together wet and dry ingredients until just combined. Over-mixing will create a tough donut. Spray the donut pan. Then Add batter to a piping bag and pipe evenly into the pan. Bake as directed on the recipe card at the bottom of this post. Then remove them from the oven and allow them to cool for about 1 minute before removing donuts onto a cooling rack.

Use a Piping Bag or Ziplock Bag

A wonderful trick I picked up while making these baked donuts, was to use a piping bag. I love using a piping bag or large ziplock bag when I’m making baked donuts. Simply throw the piping bag into a large cup or container.

Then fold the top of the piping bag around the rim of the cup or large container. Then pour the donut batter into the bag about 2/3 full. Grab the top of the piping bag and twist the top until the bag is nice and firm. Using sharp kitchen scissors, cut a large enough tip for the blueberries to be able to fit through.

Next, you will pipe the donut batter into the donut molds, and then throw them in the oven for the suggested cooking time. Cool the donuts in the pan for at least 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely. Now we will move on to make the delicious apple cider donut glaze.

Apple Cider Donut Glaze

  • 2 Tb of Apple Cider
  • 1 1/2 Cup of Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Tsp of Cinnamon
  • 1 Cup of Pumpkin Spice Pecans, or regular Pecans

Meanwhile, make the frosting. Melt butter and stir in cider. In a flat-bottomed bowl, mix together cinnamon and powdered sugar. Quickly dip each donut in butter mixture then sprinkle on the pecans. Place back on a cooling rack or wire rack to fully dry. Best served the same day, slightly warmed. If storing leftovers, lightly cover and store.

Baked Pumpkin Mac and Cheese. This Easy Baked Pumpkin Mac and Cheese is ultra-creamy, perfectly cheesy, and gooey. Topped with a crispy parmesan breadcrumb crust it's the perfect fall dish for the whole family.

More Fall Inspired Recipes

Celebrate the start of fall with these delicious fall-inspired recipes here on my blog. If you are looking for another delicious breakfast recipe then you will certainly want to try my Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes. They are so light, fluffy, and full of real pumpkin puree and white chocolate chips.

Or warm yourself up with this delicious Baked Pumpkin Mac and Cheese, which goes great with a side of Vegetarian Harvest Salad. Finish your meal off with some dessert and try my Pumpkin Tiramisu, it’s super easy to make and feeds the whole family!

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Apple Cider Baked Donuts

Apple Cider Baked Donuts

Ingredients

Apple Cider Donut

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup apple cider
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 Tbs Agave

Frosting

  • 2 Tb of Apple Cider
  • 1 1/2 Cup of Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Tsp of Cinnamon
  • 1 Cup of Pumpkin Spice Pecans, or regular Pecans

Instructions

  1. In a small pot, melt butter. Stir in cider, and set aside to cool.
  2. Then whisk together flour, baking powder, sea salt,and pumpkin pie spice in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  3. Into the cooled butter mixture, whisk in sugar, honey, and egg until evenly combined.
  4. Stir together wet and dry ingredients until just combined. Over-mixing will create a tough donut.
  5. Spray the donut pan. Then Add batter to a piping bag and pipe evenly into the pan.
  6. Bake for 14 minutes. Allow to cool 1 minute before removing donuts onto a cooling rack.
  7. Meanwhile, make the frosting. Melt butter and stir in cider. In a flat-bottomed bowl, mix together cinnamon and powdered sugar*.
  8. Quickly dip each donut in butter mixture then sprinkle on the pecans. Place back on cooling rack. Best served same day, slightly warmed. If storing leftovers, lightly cover and store.

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