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Cozy baked apple cider donuts are the perfect fall treat. Covered in browned butter and cinnamon sugar and topped with warm maple.

Homemade Baked Apple Cider Donuts

Homemade baked apple cider donuts are the perfect fall treat. Covered in browned butter and cinnamon sugar and topped with warm maple.

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 15 donuts 1x

Ingredients

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  • 3 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups apple cider, reduced to 1 cup
  • 7 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp all spice
  • 1/2 cup sugar, plus more for topping
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, plus more for topping
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup whole milk, room temp

Topping:

  • 3 tbsp melted and browned butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • Warm maple syrup, to serve, optional

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, bring apple cider to a boil over high heat, until reduced by half. This takes between 10 to 15 minutes, but keep an eye on it. Allow to cool before mixing it in.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and spices.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, melted and cooled butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, milk and cooled cider. Stir to combine.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry mixture, and whisk until fully incorporated.
  5. Grease a donut pan with baking spray.
  6. Transfer batter to a piping bag, and pipe into each donut cup.
  7. Bake at 350ºF for 15-18 minutes.

Topping:

  1. Melt and lightly brown the butter.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the sugar, brown butter and cinnamon.
  3. Brush each donut with warm butter and dip into the cinnamon sugar mixture, coating the donut completely.
  4. To serve: warm some maple syrup and dip!

Notes

Donuts keep for up to 2 days at room temp.

  • Author: Rosana
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: baked apple cider donuts