Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Baked Apple Cider Mini Donuts

We purchased an apple press this year and are pressing our own apple cider.  I mentioned this to someone and she told me about apple cider donuts.  Intrigued, I looked them up.  I decided I must make them!  I have tweaked my Baked Eggnog Mini Donuts with Eggnog Glaze recipe to include the flavors of fall.  Careful, they are addicting, especially warm.  I had downed a half dozen before I knew it.  Good thing I made them mini size!

As an after thought I thought an apple cider glaze instead of a cinnamon and sugar dusting might be lovely so I have included ingredients for that also.  

Baked Apple Cider Mini Donuts – makes 20 mini donuts           Printable Recipe

2-1/2 Tablespoons canola oil
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 egg
1 cup apple cider reduced (see instructions)
1-1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
Couple dashes salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

2 Tablespoons melted butter
1/3 cup white sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 Tablespoon apple cider
3/4 cup powdered sugar

Boil apple cider in small sauce pan until reduced to a little less than 2/3 cup liquid.  
In medium bowl mix together oil, brown sugar, egg, and cooled apple cider.
In small bowl mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and cloves.
Add dry to wet and mix just until blended.
Scoop batter into disposable frosting bag.
Snip end off and squeeze batter into hot donut maker.
Cook – 3 to 4 minutes. (If you have a pan to use in the oven try 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.)

For cinnamon/sugar coating:
Melt butter in small glass bowl. Mix together the cinnamon and white sugar.
Brush butter lightly onto all sides of the donut. (Do not dunk to coat, they will be soggy and soak up too much sugar.)
Dip donut into cinnamon/sugar mixture to lightly coat.

  Donuts can be frozen.
For an apple cider glaze: 
Put your powdered sugar in a bowl and slowly add some apple cider stirring until it's the right consistency .  You don't want the glaze stiff like frosting but you don't want it thin like milk.

Dip the donut tops into the glaze.  I chose whichever side didn't look as nice. (I used my eggnog donut photo for you to use as reference.)


  1. These donuts look soooooooooooooo DELICIOUS !!
    If I could I'd grab a few right now :)

  2. I have been eyeing one of those donut makers...this may have just put me over the edge! Pinned! They look awesome!

  3. Oh my!!! These look absolutely perfect and I love the mini guys!!! They are perfect sized for the kids!!! Pinned!

  4. I love making baked donuts. This recipe is perfect for the fall, though I don't have an apple press but would buy apple cider from the farm out east. I can't wait to try this. Thanks so much for sharing. Pinned/shared.

  5. Oh my these looks too good to be true and truly wish I had a dozen or at least one right now ;)

  6. I have always wanted to try apple cider donuts. Yours look great!

  7. Those are so adorable!! I love the tiny size, especially since I would probably eat them all. ;)

  8. Two thumbs up for these donuts! Perfect fall flavors! Thanks for coming and linking up at The Weekend Social. All posts get pinned in our pinterest board! Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST on culinaryflavors.gr ! I hope to see you there!

  9. I really might need to get myself a donut pan of some sort. Really. This makes me want one.

    Or maybe I just need donuts. That could work, too.