This baked apple cider doughnut recipe is perfect for fall. With just the right amount of apple flavor and spice, these doughnuts are a delicious, yummy breakfast. They are gluten and dairy-free, and baked, not fried.
Keep reading to find out more.
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1. Bring the apple cider to a gentle boil.
2. Simmer uncovered over medium heat for approximately 25 minutes, until the apple cider is reduced to 1/2 cup.
3. Let stand and cool until ready to use.
1. Grease a doughnut pan (paid Amazon link) with cooking spray.
2. Measure flour, add to a sifter and sift into a large mixing bowl (try my Simple Gluten-Free Flour Blend HERE).
3. Add the xanthan gum, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg to the bowl and gently whisk together. Set it aside.
4. In a separate bowl, combine the milk, butter, sugar, and brown sugar with the whisk attachment of a stand mixer.
5. Mix in eggs 1 at a time.
6. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix together until smooth.
7. Mix in the apple cider. Do NOT overmix.
8. Pour batter into a large measuring cup then pour into the prepared doughnut pan.
9. Bake 15-16 minutes.
10. Remove doughnuts from the pan.
11. Cool for 3-5 minutes on a wire rack.
1. Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in a small dish. Set aside.
2. Add 1/2 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons of cinnamon to a large plastic storage bag.
3. Seal the bag and shake well to mix.
4. Dip each doughnut into the melted butter, or brush each side with a pastry brush (paid Amazon link), coating each side.
5. Add each doughnut to the bag, and shake until it’s coated evenly with the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
6. Repeat steps 5-6 until each doughnut is coated.
7. Place the doughnuts on a wire rack and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
To transfer the batter quickly and easily into the doughnut pan, add it to a large measuring cup and then pour the batter into the pan.
Another option is to fill a large plastic bag with batter. Snip off one corner and then pipe the batter into the doughnut pan.
Avoid overfilling the doughnut pan when pouring the batter. Fill each cup only about 3/4 full.
Yes. Apple Juice will give your doughnuts more apple flavor than traditional apple cider doughnuts. Use apple juice concentrate.
I do recommend using a doughnut pan. I like THIS ONE (paid Amazon link). If you don’t have one, use a muffin pan. Just note using a muffin pan will increase your cooking time. Add 2 minutes to the cooking time and increase from there as needed.
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Blessings, Laura xo