I love apple cider and I love donuts, so why not just put the two together? Exactly. I make a delicious apple cider, thanks to my niece, and I just so happen to have made some the other day.
There was only enough left for a little more than one cup, and let’s face it, two kids in the house, and only enough for one person? That is just going to end in disaster, so I thought why not make something with it. I hopped onto Pinterest and found an apple cider doughnut recipe that I just had to try out. It’s amazing. It’s delicious. It’s egg free, thanks to me adapting it for Kelsie and all the other egg allergy sufferers our there! It’s the perfect thing to do with left over, if there ever is any, apple cider!
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What do you need?
1 1/4 cup apple cider, you can buy it or use my simple homemade apple cider
2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon ground flax + 3 tablespoons water, mixed together, set aside
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup butter, melted
What do you do?
1. Reduce your apple cider by placing in a small sauce pot over medium to high heat for approx 15 minutes. It should reduce to 1/2 cup, which is what you need for this recipe.
2.. If you haven’t already, mix together the ground flax seed and water, set aside
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a doughnut pan.
4. In a large bowl mix together your flax egg, melted butter, sugars, buttermilk, vanilla, and your apple cider.
5. In another bowl mix your flour, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon.
6. Toss in all your dry mixture into your wet. Yea, a little unorthodox, but we’re mixing by hand, so it’s ok.
7. You want to mix until it’s incorporated, do not over mix! A few lumps are fine.
8. Place your batter into a piping bag, if you do not have one, simply use a zip top bag with the corner cut off. Squeeze the batter into your doughnut tin, filling 1/2 to 2/3’s full.
9. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
10. Allow to cool completely before making the topping.
1. In a small bowl mix together the cinnamon and sugar.
2. In another small bowl, melt your butter.
3. Drop your doughnut into the melted butter, flip so that it’s coated in the butter.
4. Drop into your cinnamon sugar, and flip, making sure that you thoroughly coat your doughnut.
this recipe is adapted from sallys baking addiction