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Easy Apple Cider Donuts



YUM! These Apple Cider Donuts are SO good. Josh and I actually ate them for breakfast this morning. They are super easy to make! If you have a mini donut pan like I do, prepare for around 50 mini donuts! Enjoy!

Ingredients:

Donuts

10 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

1/2 cup light brown sugar

1/2 granulated sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

3/4 cup buttermilk

2 cups apple cider (reduced to 3/4 cup)

3 teaspoons baking powder

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

3 teaspoons cinnamon

2 teaspoons nutmeg

pinch salt

Topping

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

1 teaspoons cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 cup granulated sugar


Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray the donut pan with cooking spray and set aside.

2. Reduce the apple cider. Pour apple cider in a small saucepan a simmer on low-medium heat for 15-20 minutes or until the cider reduces down to 3/4 cup. Once it is reduced, set it aside to cool.

3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, pinch of salt, cinnamon and nutmeg and set aside.

4. In a separate bowl, mix the melted butter and sugars together until smooth. Add in the eggs and vanilla and stir until completely combined. Pour in the buttermilk and apple cider and mix until smooth. Stir in the flour mixture and mix until just incorporated. Do not over mix or donuts will be tough.

5. Pour batter into donut pan. I put the batter in a baggie and cut a hole in the corner. This made it a lot easier to control. Cook mini donuts 8-10 minutes and regular size donuts 14-16 minutes.

6. When done, remove donuts from the oven and let them cool in the pan for 5 minutes then remove them carefully and place on a wire rack to cool until they are warm to the touch so you are able to handle them. While they are cooling, get topping mixture ready.

7. In a small bowl, melt butter in the microwave. Set aside.

8. In a separate bowl, mix together the cinnamon and sugar. Set aside.

9. Once donuts are cool enough to be handled, dip the tops into the melted butter and then quickly into the cinnamon sugar mixture. Repeat for the entire batch of donuts.

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