Baked Apple Cider Donut Holes

By food writer Abbey
baked apple cider donut holes

Fall is just around the corner, and the perfect way to celebrate is by baking these delicious apple cider donut holes. They are rolled in a cinnamon sugar coating, and take under 25 minutes to make. Enjoy!

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Baked Apple Cider Donut Holes
Prep time: 15 minutes
Bake time: 5-6 minutes
Yields: 40 donut holes
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Ingredients:
1 large egg
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup apple cider
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
Cinnamon Sugar Coating:

3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted

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Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease your donut pan. While the oven is heating, mix together your egg, butter, and sugars in a large mixing bowl. Once those are mixed and smooth, add in the buttermilk, vanilla extract, and apple cider. Blend thoroughly. Sift the remaining dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Whisk together gently, and be sure to not overmix! This is important to give it a chewy, doughy texture.

5. Pour your batter into a donut hole pan, filling each mold 3/4 full. (If you add more, they will puff up and spill over, losing their round shape.)  Bake for 5-6 minutes until barely golden.

6. While the donut holes are cooling, mix together your sugar and cinnamon for the coating. Once they have cooled, dip them in a light coating of butter, then roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Serve immediately (before they’re all gone).

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