Apple Cider Donuts

I spent the weekend with my mom, and it was a perfect fall weekend. Fall always makes me want to bake, especially things that make your house smell like fall. Basically, that means anything with cinnamon. :) So, this morning I finally broke in my new Wilton donut pans and made some delicious apple cider donuts. I don't usually eat donuts because fried foods don't get along with my stomach. But these yummy baked donuts were the perfect solution. Give them a try. Your family will love you for it.

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup apple butter
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1/3 cup apple cider
1/3 cup fat free sour cream

For glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
4 T apple cider

Spray your donut pan with no-stick spray (I used a Wilton regular-sized donut pan, which makes 6 donuts, and a Wilton mini donut pan, which makes 12 mini donuts. I had enough batter to make 6 more in the big pan.)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, brown sugar, apple butter, syrup, cider, and sour cream.
Fold the dry ingredients into wet ingredients, blending just until combined.
Pour batter into a gallon ziplock bag. Cut off one corner to use like a pastry bag. Pipe the batter into the donut pan cavities, about 2/3 full.

Bake in preheated oven about 10 minutes (mine took a little less).

While the donuts are baking, mix up the glaze. In a shallow bowl that is large enough to dip the donuts in later, combine the powdered sugar and apple cider until smooth. It is a glaze, so it will be thin.

When the donuts are cooked, flip out onto a cooling rack. Dip warm donuts into glaze and let them cool on cooling rack until glaze sets.

Serve with hot apple cider or hot chocolate for dunking. Yum!

This recipe made 12 regular donuts and 12 mini donuts using my Wilton donut pans.

Recipe adapted from Lemon Drop


westcoastsoul said...

These sound so tasty :D