Baked Apple Cider Donuts
Baked apple cider donuts taste are the perfect fall dessert! This homemade version is intensely flavored, thanks to a neat trick: boil down the apple cider to increase its strength and flavor. The donuts are then tossed in butter and cinnamon sugar. The best part? The apple cider donuts are baked in a donut pan, allowing you to avoid the mess of deep-frying at home! Access the recipe and its accompanying video tutorial by becoming a Patreon supporter!
Why You Should Make Baked Apple Cider Donuts
Now let’s talk about all the reasons why you should make this recipe:
These apple cider donuts taste intensely like apple cider thanks to an easy, boiled cider technique.
Most apple cider donut recipes are content to instruct you to use apple cider as is. However, when I tested these recipes, I found that the donuts didn’t really taste like apple cider! I figured out that boiling down the apple cider—that is, reducing it—before using them in this apple cider donut recipe makes much more intensely flavored donuts.
These apple cider donuts are baked—no frying necessary!
I don’t know about you guys, but I absolutely *hate* deep-frying food at home. It’s always messy, scary (seriously—all that oil splatter!), and a little bit wasteful. As a result, I made sure to avoid deep-frying completely! Instead, I instruct you to bake these apple cider donuts in a donut pan. The end results are just as delicious. Especially since the donuts are dipped in butter and sugar at the end. 😜
Baked Apple Cider Donuts: An Exclusive Recipe for Patreon Supporters
Now that I’ve convinced you to make these baked apple cider donuts, I have some potentially bad news. You’ll need to support me on Patreon to access the recipe. Before you click out, please either learn more about why I started a Patreon.
But the TL/DR is this: Patreon supporters of Hummingbird High get exclusive access to extra recipes like these cookies with a basic $1 or $5 subscription. Supporters also have the exclusive ability to choose the recipes I develop for Patreon by participating in a monthly poll. Previous recipes have included:
- Blueberry Scones (Small Batch)
- Yellow Sheet Cake with Chocolate Frosting (Small Batch)
- Cinnamon Rolls (Small Batch)
- Mini American Flag Cake
- No Bake Cheesecake Bars (Small Batch)
- Peach Crumb Bars (Small Batch)
- Pumpkin Snickerdoodles
And now, these baked apple cider donuts. Hooray!
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