Apple Cider donuts are something that I could easily scarf down a dozen of, guilt free. I love the tartness from the cider, the warm coziness that is jam packed from so much cinnamon, and the pie-like crumble I sprinkle on top! Pie crumble? Yeah, you saw that right. I mean, who doesn't just love anything pie, perfect for literally any time of the year and in any form. If apple cider donuts don't make your mouth water enough, the addition of a buttery crust crumbly bit sure will! These donuts are not overly cakey, but have a rich denseness that, along with my way too many candle scents, will have you thinking you’re at an orchard stuffing your face with some post-picking goodies! —Katie Bem
In This Recipe
Preheat your oven to 350˚ F
In the bowl of your mixer, mix together the flour, sugar and cinnamon.
Slowly stream in your melted butter and apple cider just until the topping begins to form into little pebbles.
On a parchment paper lined sheet pan, spread out the crumble topping.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, until they begin to lightly brown.
In a small pot, combine your apple cider with the 2 cinnamon sticks
Allow to boil until it has reduced to half (¾ cup), and cool.
In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
Whisk together your egg, brown sugar and milk.
Add your melted butter to the dry ingredients and mix.
Next, add in the egg mixture, followed by the cool and reduced apple cider.
Once you have a smooth donut batter, pour into your donut pan (which should be sprayed with nonstick spray), filling up each compartment about halfway.
Sprinkle the baked crumble on top of your batter, completely covering it.
Bake your donuts for 12-15 minutes, until the outer edges are slightly brown.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
Take them out of the pan and enjoy!
These apple cider donuts are so yummy with a glass of warm cider, coffee, or even on their own!