FALL is in full force here!
Cool temps, crisp air, changing leaves,
pumpkins, corn stalks, and apple cider.
Now other than drinking my apple cider ice cold,
I have never done anything else with it.
This year I decided that was going to change…
I was going to make donuts!
My mini bundt pan has been feeling neglected
since I bought it last year and have only used it once.
And my kids need donuts…
healthy donuts since I tried to feed
them cupcakes for dinner earlier this week. LOL!
They were super easy to make and kind of healthy.
Note I said “kinda”…
I still wouldn’t eat too many of them all at once:-)
Now they are baked, saving you some calories from
not being soaked in grease.
I am not a big fan of frying…
not because of taste mind you…
more because I can’t stand how it makes my house smell.
These donuts are a cake consistency and
I topped them with an apple cider glaze.
One word of warning:
Make sure you have ALL the ingredients
before you start making the donuts.
It was late at night and I was in the middle of making them
when I discovered that I didn’t have any yogurt.
So I made do and substituted apple sauce for it.
They still turned out so good.
So perfect with a warm cup of java.
For the Donuts
- 1 1/2 cups apple cider, reduced in half
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/3 cup apple butter
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
For the Coating
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 Tablespoons apple pie spice
- Place the apple cider in a pan over high heat. Bring to a boil and boil for about 10 minutes or until reduced down to 3/4 cup. Remove from heat and cool.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a donut pan with nonstick baking spray making sure to wipe out the excess with a paper towel.
- Beat the butter and sugar until creamy. Add the vanilla, egg, yogurt, and apple butter and beat again.
- Add the baking powder, baking soda, salt, flour, spices, and 2/3 cup reduced apple cider. Beat until a soft dough forms.
- Spoon the donut batter into a large ziplock bag and cut on corner off. Fill the donut pan 1/2-3/4 full. Bake 11 minutes.
- Remove and let cool in pan 1-2 minutes before gently removing and placing on a wire rack to cool.
- Melt the butter. Stir together the sugar and apple pie spice.
- Dip both sides of the slightly warm donuts in the butter quickly. Roll in the sugar mixture making sure to coat it all. Place on wire rack to set. Best if eaten the day they are made.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 321Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 231mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 1gSugar: 28gProtein: 3g
Nutrition facts are an estimate and are not guaranteed to be accurate. If you need special diet advice, please see a registered dietician.