When Mr. J got me a doughnut pan for my birthday I was super excited. Now I think he had his on motivation behind the gift.
Not long after my birthday he started asking when I was going to use it. Being so busy with work there wasn't too much time to really sit and actually make the doughnuts till the other day.
Since the other day was officially Fall. Apple cider was in the air. Apple Cider doughnuts seemed like the perfect fit.
|Clearly I was a little excited when filling the pan.|
Topped with cinnamon and sugar. Oh man were these absolutely delicious. I am pretty happy with my birthday gift, but I am pretty sure Mr. J is too.
Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Keywords: bake breakfast apple fall
Ingredients (12 doughnuts)
- 1 1/2 c. whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/2 c. unbleached all purpose flour
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup apple cider
- 1/4 cup organic sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp molasses
- 2 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- cinnamon and sugar for dusting
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine flours, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt.
In a measuring cup or smaller bowl, mix together apple cider, sugars, molasses, applesauce, melted coconut oil and vanilla extract.
Add cider mixture to flour mixture and stir until just combined.
Spoon batter into a greased doughnut pan (or muffin tin).
Bake for 11-13 minutes, until donuts are slightly browned and firm.
Dust with cinnamon and sugar while still warm, if desired.
Note: since these doughnuts are not fried, there will not be grease for the cinnamon and sugar to adhere to. If you really want the cinnamon/sugar to stick heavily, consider brushing the donuts with a big more melted margarine or coconut oil. But the doughnuts have enough flavor and sweetness with just a light dusting.
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