Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Baked Apple Cider Donuts with Cinnamon Sugar

I've always wanted to make donuts, but not the fried variety. When I came across this recipe, I knew I could make a delicious batch of apple cider donuts that everyone in my family would love. Very easy to make and yummy, too! These donuts disappeared as soon as they came out of the oven!!

Ingredients Needed:
For the Batter --
  • 1 cup Apple Cider
  • 2 cups All-purpose Flour
  • ¾ cups Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ¼ teaspoons Cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoons Nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ cups Milk
  • 2  Eggs, Lightly Beaten
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter, Melted
For the Coating --
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
How to Make Them:
  • In a small saucepan, pour 1 cup of apple cider. Over medium heat, simmer the cider until it’s reduced to 1/2 a cup. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Preheat oven to 325 F. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  • Combine the reduced cider, milk, eggs, vanilla and butter in a medium sized bowl. Slowly pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Beat until well combined and it forms a smooth batter.
  • Thoroughly grease a donut pan (recipe makes 15-16 standard size donuts).
  • Spoon 2-3 tablespoons of batter into each donut ring. (Your measurements may vary depending on your pan. You want to fill the rings until half to 3/4 full.)
  • Bake the donuts in the 325 F oven for 13-15 minutes.
  • Combine the coating ingredients (sugar and cinnamon) in a zip top bag. Set aside.
  • Remove donuts from the oven. Carefully lift donuts from the pans. While still warm, place a few donuts in the bag with the cinnamon sugar. Gently toss to coat. Repeat with the rest.
  • Enjoy while warm or allow to cool and store in an airtight container. 
Recipe from tastykitchen.com; modified slightly by My Favorite Recipes

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