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Apple Cider Donuts for a Mini Donut Maker

Apple cider used to be our go-to drink after ice skating. My kids love when the weather changes because they know I’m going to buy more. I tried combining two of our favorite treats together for one delicious snack. These apple cider donuts are a great holiday treat.

Apple Cider Mini Donuts

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Apple Cider Mini Donuts in Your Mini Donut Maker

This recipe is easy because I don’t want to be spending forever in the kitchen making a treat that will only take my kids minutes to eat.

What You Need:

  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup apple cider

How to Make Apple Cider Donuts

In a large mixing bowl, cream together your butter and sugar. Mix in two large eggs and beat until light and fluffy.

Apple Cider Mini Donuts

Add in cinnamon and nutmeg, some vanilla. Don’t forget the baking powder, I almost did for this batch. This smells like Christmas to me.

Apple Cider Mini Donuts

Add the flour mixture and mix at low speed until incorporated. With the mixer running, add the apple cider in a slow, steady stream and mix to combine.

Apple Cider Mini Donuts

Scrape the bowl well to make sure the batter is well mixed. The batter is light and fluffy.

Trial and error taught me two things with this recipe:

  • longer cook/bake time makes them easier to get out of the mini donut maker
  • the longer they baked, and browner they got, the better they tasted

Let the doughnuts cool for 5 minutes after baking before brushing them with the melted butter and dredge them in the cinnamon sugar while they are still warm.

Apple Cider Mini Donuts

Apple Cider Mini Donuts

Yield: 48

Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ cup flour
  • 1 ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup apple cider

Instructions

    1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together your butter and sugar. Mix in two large eggs and beat until light and fluffy.
    2. Add in cinnamon and nutmeg, some vanilla. Baking powder.
    3. Add the flour mixture and mix at low speed until incorporated.
    4. With the mixer running, add the apple cider in a slow, steady stream and mix to combine. Scrape the bowl well to make sure the batter is well mixed. The batter is light and fluffy.
    5. Let the doughnuts cool for 5 minutes after baking before brushing them with the melted butter and dredge them in the cinnamon sugar while they are still warm.

Notes

Trial and error taught me two things with this recipe:

  • -longer cook/bake time makes them easier to get out of the mini donut maker
  • -the longer they baked, and browner they got, the better they tasted

More on Making Mini Donuts

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I make a piping bag out of a Ziploc bag. Put the corner of the bag into a large mug, fold the open bag open over the mug. I pour or scrape my mini donut batter into the Ziploc bag.

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