Baked Apple Cider Donuts

Fall is officially here and after a crazy overseas move from Japan to the US, I’m ready to get my Fall on!

Today I’m sharing with you the perfect fall treat. I’ve been craving donuts and hot drinks like crazy this week. So, why not bake some donuts at home to celebrate the beginning of this fall season. This simple and delicious Baked Apple Cider Donuts recipe is such an easy fall baking delight… I don’t know about you, but I can’t resist baked goods flavored with warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger they are truly the perfect treats on a cool fall day.

Talking about treats at the end of this post you can check out more fall recipes! A huge thanks to Krista of The Happy Housie for hosting this wonderful Seasonal Simplicity Fall Series!

You can also celebrate this Fall season with not 1, but 2, perfect pumpkin recipes! My sweet friends Britt and Deb from Vintage Society Co. show how Fall baking couldn’t get any more delicious with their Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies and Pumpkin Pie! Head on over to their blog for the recipes and fun video!

Baked Apple Cider Donuts

Yield: 8 donuts


  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons yogurt (I used whole milk yogurt)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • Pinch cloves
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking power

Cinnamon Sugar Topping:

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Remaining reduced cider (about 2 tbsp)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon



  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease donut pan.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat the apple cider over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until it comes to a simmer. Stir every minute or two, until it is reduced by about half, around 10 to 15 minutes.  Take off the heat, whisk in the butter until it is melted and combined. Set mixture aside for a few minutes to cool. It will be a little syrupy in texture.  You will need 1/2 cup of this reduced cider for the donuts, and a couple of tablespoons for the glaze.

  3. In a large bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup of the reduced cider/butter mixture, sugar, egg, yogurt, and vanilla until well-combined.

  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together dry ingredients – flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.

  5. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet, and stir until ingredients are combined,  do not over mix.
  6. Transfer the batter to a piping bag or a large zip-close bag with a corner snipped off, and pipe into the donut pan.
  7. Bake for 9-11 minutes, until risen and browned on the edges. Set aside to cool for 2-3 minutes, then remove to a wire rack set over parchment paper or a baking sheet.

  8. For the sugar coating, whisk together 2 tablespoons of the reduced cider with 3 tablespoons melted butter in a small bowl (big enough to dip the donuts in). In a small bowl whisk together sugar and cinnamon until combined.  Brush donuts with melted butter/cider mixture, then dip in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.


Don’t they look delicious! These apple cider donuts didn’t last long in our house. Our kids ate them all up!

I hope you enjoyed this delicious treat! Don’t forget to check out the rest of the fall recipes below!!

xoxo -Norma



Today I’m joined by a talented group of blogging friends who are also sharing their Fall Recipe ideas with you!

Just click on the links below the images to be taken to see their full post…

Instant Pot Split Pea & Ham Soup at The Happy Housie
Chicken Tortellini with Pumpkin Alfredo at Grace In My Space
Tomato and Goat Cheese Dip at My Sweet Savannah
French Onion Soup in a Breadbowl at My UnCommon Slice of Suburbia
Chicken Lasagna Soup at The Handmade Home

Easy Overnight Breakfast Casserole at The Turquoise Home
Butternut Squash & Sundried Tomato Frittata at Cassie Bustamante
Pumpkin Spice Granola at Craftberry Bush
Saskatoon Berry Muffins at Love Create Celebrate
Quick Sugar Free Applesauce at Aratari at Home

Mason Jar Pumpkin Pies at Modern Glam
Easy Pumpkin Dip at She Gave it a Go
Fall Brioche at Inspiration for Moms
Baked Apple Cider Donuts at Paint Me Pink
Instant Pot Pumpkin Applesauce at Cherished Bliss

Pumpkin Spice Granola at Zevy Joy
Plum Frangipane Dessert at Satori Design for Living
Pumpkin Pie Cream Cheese Ball at Tatertots and Jello
Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles at The DIY Mommy
Apple Cannon Balls at In My Own Style

5 Minute Flaky Pie Crust at Jenna Kate at Home
Pumpkin Spice Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze at Sincerely, Marie Designs
Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies at A Pretty Life
Yummy S’Mores Cheese Ball at This is Our Bliss
Pecan Madeleines at Life is a Party

Keto Low Carb Pumpkin Crisp at Summer Adams Designs
Pumpkin Nutella Swirl Bread at Clean & Scentsible


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