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Apple Cider Donuts

Baked apple cider donuts with a cinnamon sugar-coating. You can enjoy these with your coffee or with a cup of warm apple cider. It’s the perfect fall breakfast.

Apple Cider Donuts from What The Fork Food Blog

I know I just posted a donut recipe last week. But DONUTS. Fall just seems like the perfect time of year to eat a donut. Especially apple cider donuts. They’re absolutely a must-have fall-food. Adam and I used to get them from our favorite orchard when we would go apple picking. They were fried, not baked and they were fabulous. So good. But now that Adam doesn’t eat gluten, we haven’t had any apple cider donuts in a long time. We missed them.

But we will not be missing out any longer! These apple cider donuts are baked and they’re gluten-free. You’re welcome, Adam! And since September is my apple month, I wanted to make sure I got another apple recipe in before my pumpkin season starts in a few days. Can you believe it’s almost October?! What the what?

Get yourself some fresh apple cider, make these fab apple cider donuts and enjoy!

Apple Cider Donuts from What The Fork Food Blog

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Apple Cider Donuts

Apple Cider Donuts

Yield: 12-14 donuts
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Baked apple cider donuts with a cinnamon sugar-coating. You can enjoy these with your coffee or with a cup of warm apple cider. It’s the perfect fall breakfast.

Ingredients

  • For the donuts:
  • 1 1/4 C apple cider
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 C gluten-free all-purpose flour*
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/2 C light brown sugar
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 1/2 C whole milk, room temperature
  • 2 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • For the cinnamon/sugar-coating:
  • 3/4 C granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 Tbsp butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Add cinnamon sticks and apple cider to a small pot. Bring to a boil and simmer on low until reduced, about 15-20 minutes. Remove cinnamon sticks and measure out 1/2 cup of the apple cider. Refrigerate to cool.
  2. Combine milk and vinegar, stir and let sit 5 minutes.
  3. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and spray donut pan with non-stick spray.
  4. While the cider is cooling, sift flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt in a large bowl. Whisk to combine and set aside.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg, brown sugar, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons melted butter and the vanilla extract in a large bowl. Whisk in milk/vinegar and the cooled 1/2 cup of apple cider.
  6. Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. DO NOT over mix. Batter will be slightly lumpy.
  7. Pour batter into donut pan and fill about 3/4 of the way full. Don't over fill! Bake (in batches if necessary) for 10 minutes. Remove donuts from donut pan and cool slightly on a wire rack.
  8. While the donuts are baking/cooling, combine sugar and cinnamon for the topping in a shallow bowl wide enough to dip the donuts in and melt the 4 tablespoons butter.
  9. Lightly dip slightly cooled donuts in the butter and then immediately dip them in the cinnamon/sugar. Turn in sugar until completely coated and place on a wire rack. Repeat with each donut. Enjoy warm or at room temperature!

Notes

*Regular flour can be used in place of the gluten-free flour. Just be sure to omit the xanthan gum.When following a gluten-free diet, be sure to use gluten-free ingredients.

 

Recipe adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction.

Apple Cider Donuts from What The Fork Food Blog

Apple Cider Donuts from What The Fork Food Blog

 

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Sunday 12th of October 2014

Yum, these look super yummy. I'd be a veryhappy lady right now if I had one of your chocolate hazelnut brownies is one hand and one of these in the other. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!

Sharon

Wednesday 15th of October 2014

haha go ahead and have one of each!

Karly

Friday 10th of October 2014

Totally craving these right now! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

Sharon

Wednesday 15th of October 2014

Thanks Karly!

Diane (@SimpleLivingEat)

Thursday 9th of October 2014

Gorgeous recipe and photos. Pinned. Thanks for bringing it by Weekend Bites.

Sharon

Thursday 9th of October 2014

Thanks Diane!

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Thursday 9th of October 2014

Thanks for coming and linking up at #TheWeekend Social. Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST on KitchenDreaming.com ! I hope to see you there!

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Heidy @TheMccallumsShamrockPatch

Tuesday 7th of October 2014

Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful blog post on #PureBlogLove Recipe and DIY craft party! We have added it to our Pin Board . I simply adore all your wonderful blog posts and look forward to seeing what you have cooking up for next week! Thank you again for attending, I hope to see you this week over at "The Patch" party always begins Thursdays at 8 pm EST and we run through the entire weekend! XoXo Heidy

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