Last night while we watched football, I scoured the internet for a good apple cider donut recipe. I finally came across this one. It sounded amazing. I didn't have exactly the right ingredients so I did some substituting and I was super happy with how they turned out.
Ingredients (10-12 donuts)
- 1 1/2 c. whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/2 c. unbleached all purpose flour
- 1 T. baking powder
1/2 t. nutmegI used 1 t. cinnamon because I didn't have nutmet
- 1/2 t. cinnamon
- 1/4 t. salt
- 3/4 c. apple cider
- 1/4 c. organic sugar
- 1/4 c. brown sugar
- 2 T.
- 2 T. unsweetened applesauce (I used some natural cinnamon applesauce)
- 2 T. vegan margarine (i.e. Earth Balance) or coconut oil, melted (I used canola oil because that's what I had. I think melted butter would've worked well also)
- 1/2 t. vanilla extract
- cinnamon and sugar for dusting (optional)
- 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 margarine or coconut oil and vanilla extract.
- Add cider mixture to flour mixture and stir until just combined.
- Spoon batter into a greased donut 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 donuts 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 donuts have enough flavor and sweetness with just a light dusting.)
Man, oh man, these were good. I made them in a muffin pan as I don't have a donut pan. They were delicious and so easy to make. I will definitely be making these again. I failed to take pictures. But believe me, they were delicious.