Baked Apple Cider Donuts

Fall is finally here! I go back and forth between pumpkin and apples. Honestly, I would have been baking with both way sooner if my family had let me 😂. These very easy baked apple cider donuts are a perfect way to dip into the season!

I bought my donut pan at Target for $10! You can use a muffin tin as well. The easiest way to fill the donut tin is to fill a ziplock with batter and snip the corner. It makes things way less messy.

These last up to 4 days in a sealed container or ziplock. I actually prefer them the day after so all the sugar soaks into the outside.


2 cups of apple cider

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup light brown sugar

1 egg

3 tbsp of browned butter

2 tbsp of vanilla extract

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp of nutmeg

1 tsp of baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

2 cups of AP flour


1/2 granulated sugar

3 tbsps of cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Heat apple cider to a simmer. Let reduce to half.

Mix your sugars and cooled butter. (You can also just melt the butter, but browning it gives a little extra something)

Add in the egg and vanilla

Once your apple cider has reduced let cool and add to your wet ingredients

Mix in the dry ingredients- flour, spices, baking soda and powder.

Mix until everything is just combined. Don’t overmix it’s ok if it is a little lumpy

Grease or spray your pan

Pour batter into a ziplock. Cut the corner and fill pan 3/4 of the way

Bake for ten minutes or until golden

Mix your remaining sugar and cinnamon, dip donuts while still warm

These donuts are delicious alone or with a hot cup of espresso!

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Dark Chocolate Glazed Donuts With Toasted Coconut


Happy National Donut Day! In honor of one of my favorite holidays I made these classic yeast donuts with a dark chocolate glaze and toasted coconut flakes. These donuts came out so light and airy. I dunked them into a traditional glaze then spooned a dark chocolate glaze on top. The unsweet toasted coconut was the perfect topping.

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Today also marks a year since we brought home our bundle of puppy joy, Jarvis. The second day we had him he discovered he could fit under the fence in the backyard and run loose through the neighborhood. We immediately bought a dog lead so he could still roam around without getting loose. Last week the kid that cuts our grass accidentally cut up the lead. Since being a slightly thin rescue pup Jarvis has plumped up so I assumed he could not fit under the fence anymore. What I should have realized is maybe he just forgot about the fence after a a year on the lead. You know when your pet will sometimes trick you into thinking they want affection, but really they are trying to reach something they are not supposed to reach? Jarvis teased me with a fun loving puppy leap in my direction like he was about to shower me with love, BUT NO he did a quick spin and dove under the fence. Luckily the fence just goes into the neighbor’s yard and Jarvis cannot fit under their fence. Little did I know he would mark his anniversary at his new home the same way he started his adventure with us. Gotta love fur babies.

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Dark Chocolate Glazed Donuts With Toasted Coconut
Recipe Type: Baking, Breakfast
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Serves: 6 donuts
Yeast donuts with dark chocolate glaze and toasted coconut flakes.
  • For the donuts:
  • 1 packet of active yeast
  • 3 tbsp of sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups of bread flour
  • 1 cup of 2 % milk – slightly warmer than room temp
  • 1/2 a stick of unsalted butter room temp
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • For glaze #1
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream warmed slightly
  • 2 tbsp of light corn syrup
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • For glaze #2
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream microwaved for 1 minute on high
  • 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp of light corn syrup
  • For the coconut
  • 1 cup of unsweet coconut flakes
  • 1 tbsp of sugar
  • Oil for frying
  1. Preheat the oil to 350 degrees
  2. In a mixing bowl pour the milk, sugar and yeast together
  3. Let sit for 2-3 minutes until yeast activates
  4. Add in the butter and egg yolks
  5. Fold in 2 cups of the flour
  6. Stir until a ball starts to form
  7. Cover and let rise for 1 hour
  8. Lightly flour a space for you to roll out the dough
  9. Rub a rolling pin with extra flour
  10. Roll the dough to about 1/2 inch thick
  11. Using a biscuit/donut cutter cut out as many circles as you can
  12. I used a piping tip to punch out the middles of each dough circle
  13. Let rise on the counter for 30 minutes
  14. Dip each dough circle into the oil
  15. Do not crowd
  16. Fry for 2-3 minutes on each side
  17. Let drain on a cooling rack
  18. Mix together powdered sugar, syrup and cream
  19. Dip donuts into the glaze and put back on the cooling rack
  20. Mix the hot cream with the chocolate until the chocolate melts
  21. Add syrup and mix
  22. Dip donuts on one side into the chocolate
  23. Place back on the rack
  24. In a frying pan heat the coconut flakes over medium heat until they brown
  25. This happens extremely fast so be careful!
  26. Toss the flakes with the tbsp of sugar
  27. Sprinkle the donuts with the coconut

These donuts are super easy to change up! You can leave them in just an original glaze and cover in sprinkles or make a butter cream. This yeast donut recipe is probably my favorite! I can’t even imagine going to a donut chain restaurant after these!

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