September is a lovely month for freshly picked apples, apple cider, and these delicious Cinnamon Apple Cider Donuts! Loaded with real apple cider, apple sauce, and sweetened with coconut sugar, these apple cider donuts are deliciously baked then topped with a cinnamon-sugar coating making them truly taste like the season! YUM!
These apple cider donuts get their moist, extra fluffy texture and slightly tangy flavor from the actual apple cider.
They are positively delicious!
Making your own homemade donuts is surprisingly easy. Sure, it’s convenient to pick up a box of donuts, but when you make your own, they are the best thing ever!
First, there’s nothing like fresh homemade donuts.
No fillers, no preservatives, and absolutely no junk. Then we all know they are definitely healthier than any store-bought brand. 🙂
Best of all, there’s little prep work involved, the batter is whisked in 10 minutes and the donuts bake in less than 15 minutes.
Come to think of it, it takes me longer to run out to buy them, not to mention, the cost of gas to get to where I’m going.
So Let’s Make Cinnamon Apple Cider Donuts…
1. First, whisk all dry ingredients together. Next, whisk in all the wet ingredients until the batter is smooth and creamy and no lumps.
2. Lightly spray two donut pans with olive oil cooking spray. You can either spoon the batter into the donut cavities or pipe it in. This recipe will yield only 11 donuts.
To Pipe the Batter: Grab a quart-size ziplock bag, scoop some batter and place it into the bag, and you can do this in two batches. Close the bag. Then cut off one corner on the bottom of the bag, about 1/2- inch, and squeeze the batter into the donut pans.
3. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 13 minutes, until the donuts spring back when lightly touched.
4. Finally, dip each donut into coconut oil and then into the cinnamon-sugar mixture. You can dip and coat with the sugar coating on one side, or on both sides; it’s your preference.
Here’s a TIP!
Coconut oil comes in solid form, and you will need to open the jar and place it into the microwave for about 30 seconds to melt it for this recipe. Some coconut oil is needed for the donut batter and some for dipping each donut to coat with the sugar mixture.
Also, organic coconut sugar, which is a great alternative to cane sugar can be found at Trader Joe’s, and at Whole Foods.
Cinnamon Apple Cider Donuts are perfect donuts for the fall.
They’re delightful on their own, and even better slightly warm when served with your favorite coffee, tea, or hot apple cider.
This recipe will make 11 delicious cinnamon apple cider donuts. They are best eaten the day you make them. It’s best to store the donuts in a container to keep them fresh for up to 3 days.
More Fall Favorites!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
- 1 + 3/4 cups of unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup pasteurized apple cider
- 1/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 whole egg
- 3 Tbsp. melted coconut oil (or butter)
- cooking spray olive oil
- 1 Tbsp. melted coconut oil (or butter)
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 C). Lightly spray 2 donut pans ( 6 each) with olive oil cooking spray and set it aside. You will only need to spray 11 cavities.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients: flour, coconut sugar, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
- Next, make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Pour in the apple cider, apple sauce, Greek yogurt, and egg. Whisk until smooth, then whisk in the coconut oil, and continue to whisk all the ingredients together until the batter is smooth and well combined.
- Spoon or pipe into 11 donut cavities ( the batter will be enough for 11 donuts).
- BAKE on the center rack in your oven, for 10 to 13 minutes, until the top of the donuts spring back when lightly touched.
- Allow cooling in the pan for 2 minutes. Then invert donuts onto a wire rack and cool completely.
Directions to Cinnamon-Sugar Coating:
- Place the coconut oil into a small bowl. Then in a second small bowl, mix together the sugar and cinnamon.
- Take each donut and gently dip into the coconut oil (or melted butter). Then dip into the cinnamon-sugar mixture. If you prefer you can dip both sides of each donut.
- Repeat until all the donuts are coated. Store in a sealed container for up to 3 days.
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xo Anna and Liz