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Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts

Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts are a fall favorite! Make the baked version of these classic doughnuts right at home.

Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts from Table for Seven

Every year, around this time, we take a day and go apple picking.

It’s something we have done since my oldest was just a baby and still continues today, now, 15 years later. We are really fortunate to live in area where we don’t have to go very far to find several apple orchards and everyone in the family really enjoys it,so,we like to keep the tradition alive.

Last weekend, was our annual trip and was another fun day. However, we do go to a new apple orchard and they did not sell apple cider doughnuts! 😱 My kids were shocked and in horror over this. I kid you not.

You would of thought they cut down all the trees in the orchard.

Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts close-up

After reassuring them, that life would, in fact, continue, I decided to dig into my recipe archives and give these amazing cider doughnuts another share.

With these snazzy new pictures, comes a new recipe. Not too much different than the original, but, it just worked out better.

Now, if you don’t have a doughnut pan, check out this >mini version or this regular size. Or..if you don’t want to invest in a pan, check out this link. It will show you how to convert your muffin pan into a doughnut pan.

These doughnuts are pretty simple to make and taste delicious. A great sweet flavor with a buttery, cinnamon topping.

From this recipe, you get quite a few doughnuts. I made 24 mini doughnuts and 12 regular size, lots of doughnuts to pig out on. 😉

These Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts are a fall treat that you don’t want to miss!

Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts top view
Yield: 24 mini and 12 regular size doughnuts

Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts

Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts from Table for Seven

A fall favorite! Make the baked version of these classic doughnuts right at home.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes



  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 TBSP butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups apple cider
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cups brown sugar


  • 1/2 cup ( 1 stick ) butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 TBSP ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spray doughnut pan with non stick cooking spray.
  3. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, ground cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.
  4. In a mixing bowl, combine egg, melted butter, brown sugar,apple cider, and vanilla. Add in flour mixture slowly. Combine well. Your batter will be thick.
  5. Spoon into doughnut pan
  6. For mini doughnuts: bake 5-7 minutes or light brown.
  7. For regular size doughnuts:  bake 7-9 minutes or light brown


  1. In a bowl, mix together sugar and ground cinnamon.
  2. Coat warm doughnuts with melted butter, then, coat with cinnamon sugar mixture.

Nutrition Information:


12 regular size

Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 257Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 232mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 1gSugar: 27gProtein: 4g

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Mama P

Friday 13th of September 2019

I was thinking of making these for a baby shower and wanted to make them ahead. How. long do you think they would keep? Can they be refrigerated and still taste good? They look simply delicious!


Wednesday 20th of March 2013

Erin.You want apple flavor? I learned from a cider apple pie recipe to use a cider reduction. I would reduce 2 to 3 cups cider to 1 cup.


Friday 22nd of March 2013

Thanks for the tip @ ozarkrick! That's a great idea :)


Friday 15th of March 2013

I keep meaning to order a mini doughnut pan & this might just be the motivation I need! :)

Thank you for sharing at Marvelous Mondays this week.


Monday 18th of March 2013

Thank you! Enjoy :)

Anita at Hungry Couple

Wednesday 13th of March 2013

Boy, those look good! I ran into a 50% off sale at Home Goods last year and got both the mini and full size donut pans for the price of one. :)


Thursday 14th of March 2013

That's awesome! I need to stop by there every once in a while to check out their sales..closest one is a bit far though :(


Wednesday 13th of March 2013

Thank you so much for the invite Jackie..I will stop by!

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