Baked Apple Cider Donuts


Baked Apple Cider Donuts

The pieces:⁠
- 1 cup apple cider⁠
- 2 cups all-purpose flour⁠
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder⁠
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda⁠
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon⁠
- 1/4 teaspoon salt⁠
- 1 large egg⁠
- 2 Tablespoons butter, melted⁠
- 2/3 cup brown sugar⁠
- 1/2 cup buttermilk⁠
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract⁠
- 2 Tablespoons applesauce⁠


CINNAMON-SUGAR:⁠
- 4 Tablespoons butter, melted⁠
- 1 cup granulated sugar⁠
- 2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon⁠

Bringing it together: ⁠
- In a small saucepan, simmer apple cider for 10-15 minutes. 
- You want to reduce the apple cider to 1/2 cup. Place apple cider in the refrigerator to cool while you prepare the donut batter.⁠
- Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray mini muffin pan or donut pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.⁠
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.⁠
- In a medium bowl, whisk together egg, melted butter, and brown sugar together.⁠
- Add buttermilk, vanilla extract, applesauce, and apple cider.⁠
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Mix until JUST COMBINED.⁠
- Pour batter into prepared mini muffin pan or donut pan, filling 3/4 of the way full. Bake for 9-10 minutes for donut holes or 9-12 minutes for regular sized donuts or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.⁠


MAKE CINNAMON-SUGAR TOPPING:⁠
- In a small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon together. Dip donut holes into melted butter and then roll into cinnamon-sugar mixture. Repeat for all donut holes. You may need more butter/cinnamon-sugar.⁠

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