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Baked apple cider donuts

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Devan Grimsrud

Managing Editor at Kitchen Stories

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“Mini doughnuts rolled in cinnamon sugar always remind me of late summer evenings, romping around with friends after dark, trying to make the most of the last long warm nights before fall hits. These baked doughnuts are inspired by those evenings, but also by time spent with family and friends at apple orchards around Minnesota. We would go there to pick apples or pumpkins, ride around in hay-filled wagons pulled by tractors, and of course, most importantly, inhale apple cider doughnuts by the bagful. You can also toss these doughnuts in apple pie spice (usually a mixture of cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg).”

Difficulty

Medium 👍
35
min.
Preparation
10
min.
Baking
5
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-6+
60 ml apple cider
60 g unsalted butter
60 g vegetable oil
120 g sugar
40 g brown sugar
eggs
5 ml vanilla extract
320 g flour
1 pinch salt
9 g baking powder
180 ml fresh whole milk
9 g ground cinnamon
1½ g ground nutmeg
1 g ground cloves
120 g unsalted butter (melted)
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • oven
  • large bowl
  • hand mixer with beaters
  • bowl
  • whisk
  • doughnut baking pan
  • ladle
  • wire rack

Nutrition per serving

Cal
216
Protein
3 g
Fat
12 g
Carb
24 g
  • Step 1/4

    Preheat the oven to 220°C/425°F. Add butter, vegetable oil, sugar, and brown sugar to the bowl of a hand mixer with the paddle attachment and mix until light and fluffy, about 5 min. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add vanilla extract and mix well.
    • 60 g unsalted butter
    • 60 g vegetable oil
    • 40 g brown sugar
    • 60 g sugar
    • eggs
    • 5 ml vanilla extract
    • oven
    • large bowl
    • hand mixer with beaters

    Preheat the oven to 220°C/425°F. Add butter, vegetable oil, sugar, and brown sugar to the bowl of a hand mixer with the paddle attachment and mix until light and fluffy, about 5 min. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add vanilla extract and mix well.

  • Step 2/4

    Mix the flour, salt, baking powder and spices (ground cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves) together in a separate bowl. Add half of the flour mixture to the dough and mix to combine. Add half of the milk to the dough and mix to combine. Repeat until the flour mixture and milk are used up, then add the apple cider and mix briefly, just to combine.
    • 320 g flour
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 9 g baking powder
    • 5 g ground cinnamon
    • 180 ml fresh whole milk
    • 60 ml apple cider
    • bowl
    • whisk

    Mix the flour, salt, baking powder and spices (ground cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves) together in a separate bowl. Add half of the flour mixture to the dough and mix to combine. Add half of the milk to the dough and mix to combine. Repeat until the flour mixture and milk are used up, then add the apple cider and mix briefly, just to combine.

  • Step 3/4

    Use a spoon to drop spoonfuls of batter into a greased doughnut pan. Smooth the tops, leaving about 1/4-inch at the top of each well. Bake for about 10 min., then let cool for at least 5 min. before inverting the pan and gently tapping out the doughnuts onto a cooling rack.
    • doughnut baking pan
    • ladle
    • wire rack

    Use a spoon to drop spoonfuls of batter into a greased doughnut pan. Smooth the tops, leaving about 1/4-inch at the top of each well. Bake for about 10 min., then let cool for at least 5 min. before inverting the pan and gently tapping out the doughnuts onto a cooling rack.

  • Step 4/4

    Place the melted butter in a wide, but shallow, dish, then mix the remaining sugar and ground cinnamon in another wide, shallow dish. Gently dip each  donut on both sides into the butter, then into the cinnamon sugar to coat. Transfer back to the cooling rack and serve. Enjoy!
    • 120 g unsalted butter (melted)
    • 60 g sugar
    • 6 g ground cinnamon

    Place the melted butter in a wide, but shallow, dish, then mix the remaining sugar and ground cinnamon in another wide, shallow dish. Gently dip each donut on both sides into the butter, then into the cinnamon sugar to coat. Transfer back to the cooling rack and serve. Enjoy!

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