Something Sweet: Cider Donuts


For the Donuts: 

11.2 ounces apple cider

2 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons coconut sugar

1/3 cup apple sauce

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 1/2 cup flour

3 tablespoons almond flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

pinch of salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon apple vinegar


In a pot, add 11.2 ounces apple cider, 2 tablespoons sugar, and 2 tablespoons coconut sugar. Bring to a simmer and cook on low until the liquid reduces and thickens about 20-30 minutes. By the end, we should have about 1 cup’s worth of thick liquid.

Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a donut baking tin.

To the apple liquid, add 1/3 cup apple sauce, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1/4 cup vegetable oil. In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients: 1 1/2 cup flour, 3 tablespoons almond flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, a pinch of salt, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg.

Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, fold in to mix it, but don’t overmix. Lastly, stir in 1 teaspoon of apple vinegar.

Transfer the mixture to a piping bag and pipe the dough into the donut baking tin. Place the baking tin into the preheated oven and bake for approximately 10-12 minutes at 375°F, until the donuts are golden brown.

Check with a toothpick that they are done, then remove the donuts from the oven and let them cool down completely.

Once cooled, coat the donuts with melted coconut oil and roll in a mixture of sugar, coconut sugar, and cinnamon. Serve or store in an air-tight container for up to 4 days.

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