Baked Apple Cider Donuts

Fall is officially here!

These Baked Apple Cider Donuts are ones I can enjoy all year long

I mean even though it’s a whopping 89 degrees out as I write this post. I mean it is fall right? Well considering all my favorite things happen in the fall – leaves changing, fall clothes, football, mine and Amelia’s birthdays. What more could you ask for?

Well in Alabama – fall weather would be nice!! But until then I have enough to keep me busy. As you can tell I have been a little MIA lately. So apologies. But I thought I’d make it up to you this week. Want to know how? Two recipes in one week!

Apple Cider Donuts that are baked and then coated in a sweet cider glazeYes you read that right – this hasn’t happened in years! Later in the week are some Fancy Tailgating Sliders to keep us in the fall/football mood! But first up are these incredible Baked Apple Cider Donuts. If you caught our family on Instagram this weekend we celebrated Amelia’s 2nd birthday and it was a blast!

Saturday mornings it has sort of become a family tradition that we wake up head to the Farmers Market do a little shopping and of course stop for some donuts. So I decided to throw my daughter a Donut Breakfast Birthday Party! Some of the treats included an Overnight Breakfast Casserole, Blueberry Muffins and then of course we had a yogurt bar, mini waffles with a shot of syrup, a huge donut tower and some donut hole cups.

The perfect fall pastry - Apple Cider Donuts

So if your kids like donuts as much as mine do – these Baked Apple Cider Donuts are perfect for the fall!

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Baked Apple Cider Donuts
Serves: 1 dozen
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large apple, shredded
Apple Cider Glaze
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease 2 donut pans.
  3. In a bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
  4. In another bowl combine the remaining ingredients (except apple) Whisk together. Fold shredded apple in mix.
  5. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredient bowl.
  6. Divide into donut pans.*
  7. Bake 10-12 minutes.
  8. Invert donuts on a cooling rack.
  9. Whisk together glaze ingredients. Once donuts have cooled dunk each one into glaze.
*I pour donut batter into large ziploc bag and cut a triangle out of the bottom to easily pipe into pans.


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  1. Oh my these are m favorites!!!

  2. I would love to have these for breakfast!

  3. This type of recipe is why I LOVE fall! That glaze!

  4. I have been wanting to make cider donuts for ever and your version looks fantastic. I bet the taste terrific!

  5. I love that idea for a birthday party! Sounds like a great way to start the special day. These donuts are a fall must do for my boys. Can’t wait to try your recipe!

  6. These apple cider donuts look AMAZING! Definitely making!

  7. What a great breakfast option! I love homemade donuts!

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