Baked Apple Cider Donut Holes Recipe

Posted on Jan 23 2016 - 10:44am by admin

Baked Apple Cider Donut Holes Recipe

Baked Apple Cider Donut Holes Recipe


  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons applesauce


  • 4 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon


  1. In a small saucepan, simmer apple cider and cloves together for 10-15 minutes. You want to reduce the apple cider to 1/2 cup. Remove cloves and place apple cider in the refrigerator to cool while you prepare the donut batter.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray mini muffin pan or donut pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg, melted butter, and brown sugar together.
  5. Add buttermilk, vanilla extract, applesauce, and apple cider.
  6. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Mix until JUST COMBINED.
  7. Pour batter into prepared mini muffin pan or donut pan, filling 3/4 of the way full. Bake for 9-10 minutes for donut holes or 9-12 minutes for regular sized donuts or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.


  1. In a small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon together. Dip donut holes into melted butter and then roll into cinnamon-sugar mixture. Repeat for all donut holes. You may need more butter/cinnamon-sugar.

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