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There is nothing – and I mean nothing – better than Fall in New England. And if you did a poll for the very best thing about the very best season? You’d get a nearly unanimous – Apple. Cider. Donuts. And this recipe, for baked donut goodness, is about as good as it gets.

Apple Cider DonutsA sweet treat that pairs perfectly with the crisp, autumn weather.
prep time
15 Minute/s
cook time
10 Minute/s
total time
25 Minute/s
Serves 12Ingredients
  • FOR THE DONUTS:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp apple pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup apple cider
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. butter, melted
  • FOR THE CINNAMON SUGAR TOPPING:
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp. butter, melted
Instructions
  1. FOR THE DONUTS:
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  3. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, apple pie spice & salt.
  4. Stir in cider, milk, eggs, vanilla and melted butter.
  5. Beat together until combined.
  6. In a lightly greased donut pan, fill each cup 3/4 full.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes until the donuts spring back when touched.
  8. Cool for 2-3 minutes, then remove from pan.
  9. FOR THE TOPPING:
  10. Meanwhile, mix together sugars and cinnamon until combined.
  11. Brush each warm donut with butter and toss in cinnamon sugar mixture.
  12. Enjoy while still warm!

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