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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Tasty Tuesdays- Was That Pin A Win? Cronut Addition

Chocolate Cronut

Chocolate Cronut

Today we are tackling the Cronut. All over Pinterest I see recipes for these donut/ croissant hybrids. Flaky and buttery like a croissant, but soft and sweet like a donut. I did a simple glaze and chocolate drizzle on mine. Spoiler alert- I was not a huge fan of these. They were not bad, but the dough was SO buttery I felt like I was eating a Ritz cracker with chocolate. Again not necessarily a bad thing, but it was too rich for my tastes.

Tasty Tuesdays- Was That Pin A Win? Cronut Addition
Recipe Type: Bread/ Donuts
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Serves: 6
Flakey buttery donut / croissant hybrid.
  • Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • Oil for Frying
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • Melted chocolate
  1. Flour your surface and roll your crescent dough out in a rectangle. Fold over and roll out again. Fold over one more time and roll the dough again. Use a biscuit cutter or cookie cutter and cut out 6 circles. For the middles I use the back of a piping tip.
  2. Fry at 350 degrees until brown on both sides. Watch these very closely because they will burn quickly. There is a lot of butter in this dough. I fried 3 at a time. Let drain on a paper towel until cooled. Mix together the milk and sugar to make your glaze. After glazing all the donuts you can drizzle them with chocolate.


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