Cinnamon Apple Cider Donuts

Fall is a lovely time for freshly picked apples, apple cider, and these delicious Cinnamon Apple Cider Donuts! These apple cider donuts are baked with real apple cider and apple sauce, then topped with a cinnamon-sugar coating, making them a delicious seasonal treat. YUM!


Cinnamon Apple Cider Donuts…

These apple cider donuts get their moist, and extra-fluffy texture with 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! 

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First, there’s nothing like fresh “homemade” donuts. 

Best of all? No fillers, no preservatives, and absolutely no junk. 

We all know they are definitely healthier than any store-bought brand.  🙂

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. 

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How To Make Cinnamon Apple Cider Donuts?

With a few easy step-by-step directions, you can make these donuts in minutes!

Plus, 1 bowl, a whisk for the donut mixture, and 2 donut baking pans are needed.

For the full list of ingredients, refer to our full recipe card located below.

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 about 11 donuts.  

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3. To Pipe the Batter:  Grab a quart-size ziplock bag, scoop some batter, and place it into the bag, 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.   

4.  Bake at 350 degrees F (180C) for 10 to 13 minutes, until the donuts spring back when lightly touched. 

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5.  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. 

Dipping each donut into coconut oil, then into the sugar mixture. by by

Quick NOTES and Tips for Success… 

  • 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.
  • If you don’t have apple cider – use apple juice!

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. 

Store the donuts in a container to keep them fresh for up to 3 days.  The best part? … each donut is only 154 calories!


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Yield: 11 donuts

Cinnamon Apple Cider Donuts

A bite out of a cinnamon apple cider donuts.

Cinnamon Apple Cider Donuts are loaded with real apple cider, apple sauce, and sweetened with coconut sugar, and topped with a cinnamon-sugar coating making them truly taste like the season! 

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

Cinnamon-Sugar Topping:

  • 1 Tbsp. melted coconut oil (or butter)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 Tbsp. ground cinnamon


  1. 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.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients: flour, coconut sugar, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
  3. 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.
  4. Spoon or pipe into 11 donut cavities ( the batter will be enough for 11 donuts).
  5. BAKE on the center rack in your oven, for 10 to 13 minutes, until the top of the donuts spring back when lightly touched.
  6. Allow cooling in the pan for 2 minutes. Then invert donuts onto a wire rack and cool completely.

Directions to Cinnamon-Sugar Coating:

  1. Place the coconut oil into a small bowl. Then in a second small bowl, mix together the sugar and cinnamon.
  2. 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.
  3. Repeat until all the donuts are coated. Store in a sealed container for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Information:


11 donuts

Serving Size:

1 donut

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 154Total Fat: 4.4gCarbohydrates: 26.3gFiber: .7gSugar: 10.9gProtein: 2.6g

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Happy and Healthy Baking!  🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

 xo Anna and Liz

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 serving
Servings: 11
Amount per serving 
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.4g6%
Saturated Fat 3.8g19%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 171mg7%
Total Carbohydrate 26.3g10%
Dietary Fiber 0.7g2%
Total Sugars 10.9g 
Protein 2.6g 
Vitamin D 1mcg7%
Calcium 16mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
Potassium 56mg1%
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    1. Aw, thank you Susan! So nice to hear that. These donuts were so easy to make and bake, we are actually making them again tonight for tomorrow morning’s breakfast. They are that good! 🙂

    1. Hi Caroline! Thanks so much! We found coconut sugar at Trader Joe’s and it’s organic. It has the same color as brown sugar and it’s an ideal substitute for cane sugar.
      Here is a link to the coconut sugar ENJOY!!