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Baked Apple Cider Donuts

Fall is officially here!

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!

Yes 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.

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

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

Servings 1 dozen


  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour sifted
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large apple shredded

Apple Cider Glaze

  • 2 tablespoons apple cider
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Lightly grease 2 donut pans.
  • In a bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
  • In another bowl combine the remaining ingredients (except apple) Whisk together. Fold shredded apple in mix.
  • Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredient bowl.
  • Divide into donut pans.*
  • Bake 10-12 minutes.
  • Invert donuts on a cooling rack.
  • 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.


Amy @ Little Dairy on the Prairie

Wednesday 27th of September 2017

What a great breakfast option! I love homemade donuts!

Nutmeg Nanny

Wednesday 27th of September 2017

These apple cider donuts look AMAZING! Definitely making!


Wednesday 27th of September 2017

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!

eat good 4 life

Wednesday 27th of September 2017

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

Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious

Tuesday 26th of September 2017

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

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