Apple Cider Donuts
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Homemade cider donuts fried in coconut oil for all of the fall deliciousness without the guilt!
Serves: 18-24 donuts and holes
Grocery List
  • 1 c. apple cider
  • 4 T. butter
  • ½ c. brown sugar
  • ½ c. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ c. buttermilk (or ½ T. vinegar + milk to equal ½ cup -- let this sit for 5 minutes)
  • 3½ c. flour,
  • 2 tsp. baking powder,
  • 1 tsp. baking soda,
  • ½ tsp. salt,
  • 1 heaping tsp. cinnamon,
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg,
  • ⅛ tsp. cloves
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 2 T. cinnamon
  • Several cups of Coconut oil for frying
  • Flour for dusting
Here's how...
  1. Put 1 c. apple cider in a small heavy saucepan and simmer over medium heat for around 30 minutes to reduce to ¼ cup. Let cool thoroughly.
  2. Use a mixer to beat the butter and sugars.
  3. Add in eggs one at at time and mix well.
  4. Add in the buttermilk and cooled cider.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients, and then gradually add to the butter/egg mixture. Mix until the dough comes together.
  6. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and dust with flour.
  7. Press the dough onto the pan to ½". Dust with a bit more flour.
  8. Place in freezer for 20 minutes to chill.
  9. Remove and cut into donuts and donut holes.
  10. Place the cut pieces back onto the parchment paper and back into the freezer for 20 minutes.
  11. Prepare oil by placing a thermometer into 3 inches of refined coconut oil in a heavy pan. Heat to 350 degrees.
  12. Line a platter with paper towel.
  13. In a shallow pan, mix 1 c. sugar with at least 2 T. cinnamon.
  14. Fry a few donuts/holes at a time until each side is just deep brown (30-60 seconds). Remove to lines platter and within 30 seconds, set into cinnamon sugar and flip to coat.
Recipe by That Which Nourishes at