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 Donuts
|FOR THE DONUTS:||2 cups all-purpose flour|
|3/4 cup white sugar||2 tsp. baking powder|
|Â½ tsp apple pie spice||1 teaspoon salt|
|Â½ cup apple cider||Â¼ 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|
FOR THE DONUTS:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, apple pie spice & salt.
Stir in cider, milk, eggs, vanilla and melted butter.
Beat together until combined.
In a lightly greased donut pan, fill each cup 3/4 full.
Bake for 8-10 minutes until the donuts spring back when touched.
Cool for 2-3 minutes, then remove from pan.
FOR THE TOPPING:
Meanwhile, mix together sugars and cinnamon until combined.
Brush each warm donut with butter and toss in cinnamon sugar mixture.
Enjoy while still warm!