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Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts

Happy Hanukkah! Make a batch of these festive holiday doughnuts to celebrate the holidays with me. I used blue coloring for the glaze, but you can also switch it out for red and green to celebrate Christmas with them too! Have a holly jolly holiday season!

Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Total time: 20 minutes

Yield: 12 dougnuts


1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

1/2 cup apple cider, boiled

1 cup apple sauce

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 cups flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon salt


1/4 cup granulated sugar

1 tablespoon cinnamon


1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar

3 tablespoons milk

Blue food coloring


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease two standard doughnut pans ( should be 12 doughnuts in total).

In a medium bowl, beat together both sugars, eggs, apple cider (cooled), apple sauce, and vanilla until smooth. Add in flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt, and stir together until smooth.

Add the dough into a piping bag or ziplock bag (just trim a little corner for the dough to come out) and fill the wells of the doughnut pans nearly to the top.

Bake doughnuts in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until cake tester inserted into the center of the doughnut comes out clean. Remove doughnuts from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes in the pan. Transfer doughnuts to a rack.

Using a ziplock bag, add in the coating ingredients: sugar and cinnamon. Gently shake each doughnut into the coating until completey coated in the cinnamon sugar. Continue with the rest of the doughnuts until all are coated.

Prepare the glaze. Whisk together confectioners sugar and milk until smooth. Pour the glaze onto a plate and sprinkle some blue food coloring in the middle. Using a fork spread the food coloring throughout the white glaze to achieve a tie-dye look. Add as much coloring as you want to achieve the perfect shade of blue. Dip each doughnut into the glaze, place back on the rack, and allow the glaze to harden.

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