Apple Cider Donuts Recipe

Apple Cider Donuts Recipe

How To Make Apple Cider Donuts

Apple spice, nutmeg, and cinnamon sugar topping is like a heavenly combination in this Fall Season-favorite apple cider donuts recipe.

Preparation: 40 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Chill Time: Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total: 2 hours 30 minutes



  • cupsapple cider,reduced down to ½ cup (120 ml)
  • ¼cuputter
  • 1cupgranulated sugar
  • ½cuplight brown sugar
  • 2large eggs
  • 1tbspvanilla extract
  • ¾cupsour cream
  • 4cupsflour
  • tspsalt
  • 2tspbaking powder
  • 2tspCinnamon
  • 1tspnutmeg
  • canola oil,for frying
  • cinnamon sugar,for coating


  1. Bring apple cider to a boil over medium-high heat.

  2. Reduce down to 1/2 cup (takes about 20 to 25 minutes).

  3. Pour into a large glass measuring cup.

  4. Add butter to hot cider and stir to melt. Set aside, cool.

  5. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs with white and brown sugar.

  6. Add cooled cider/butter mixture, sour cream, and vanilla extract.

  7. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

  8. Using a wooden spoon, mix dry ingredients into the wet until just incorporated.

  9. Cover and chill for 1 hour.

  10. On a very well-floured surface, roll out the cooled dough to about 3/4-inch (2 cm) thickness.

  11. Cut dough into donut shapes using pastry cutters or a mason jar and a bottle cap/shot glass.

  12. Chill cut donuts 10 minutes more if necessary.

  13. Heat oil to 350 degrees F.

  14. Fry donuts, 3 to 4 at a time, flipping occasionally until golden on both sides.

  15. Remove to a paper towel lined baking sheet to drain. Roll in cinnamon sugar while still warm.


  • Calories: 331.76kcal
  • Fat: 6.11g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.18g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.30g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.02g
  • Carbohydrates: 63.16g
  • Fiber: 1.50g
  • Sugar: 29.87g
  • Protein: 5.74g
  • Cholesterol: 38.48mg
  • Sodium: 336.85mg
  • Calcium: 97.47mg
  • Potassium: 141.14mg
  • Iron: 0.90mg
  • Vitamin A: 38.71µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.62mg
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