These Apple Cider Donuts are gluten-free and incredibly delicious, made with little sugar and a lot of the best flavors of the season!
When Fall arrives, so does the cravings for all things apple, cinnamon and pumpkin… oh and soups!
Nothing to worry, as you can dive right in and enjoy your favorite flavors of the season. Am I right? Hmmm… not so fast!
Some recipes make you consider twice. Like this favorite Apple Cider Donuts, which I obsess over every fall. All those memorable trips to the a farm wouldn’t have been half as good, if it wasn’t for those fresh farm cider donuts I deeply crave for.
However, as much as I love ‘em, I cringe at the fact that they are loooooaaded with sugar and ffff-fried!
Let’s do something about that, shall we?
Or at least make it a lot better…
Starting with a fraction of the sugar and ditching the deep fryer. Aw… and if it helps, let’s make it gluten-free too!
In all seriousness, we can all agree that a freshly baked (or fried) Apple Cider Donut is an irresistible treat, especially during the fall season when the apples are deee-licious, fresh and cheap(er). After all, I am an advocate for seasonal eating, so this is ME, eating with the seasons. Yum, yum yuuuum!
About this recipe…
These Apple Cider Donuts are incredibly delicious, made with little sugar and a lot of the best flavors of the season. These yummy awesome donuts are perfectly gluten-free and baked, so you can enjoy more of what you love!
- 2 cups gluten-free flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp sea salt
- 1½ tsp ground cinnamon + 1 tsp coating
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 large egg
- ½ cup sugar + 4 tbsp for coating
- ½ cup apple cider
- ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
- Pre-heat oven to 375F degrees. Spray a donut pan (or two), set aside (recipe will make about 10 donuts)
- In a large bowl whisk the first 6 ingredients to combine (dry ingredients)
- In a second bowl, add the melted butter, egg, sugar, apple cider and apple sauce. Whisk until uniform.
- Pour dry ingredients into liquids and fold gently to combine, without over doing it.
- Pour batter into a large zip bag and make a small cut in one of the corners.
- When you are ready to pour batter into donut pan, twist the bag squeezing the batter out through the small corner cut and into the donut pan.
- Bake for 10 minutes. Insert toothpick to make sure it is cooked through. Remove from oven and allow it to cool off before removing from the pan.
- In a small plate (or shallow bowl) mix 1 tsp cinnamon and 4 tbsp sugar.
- Melt 1 tbsp butter in microwave. Brush on both sides of the donut and dip into the sugar plate, until fully coated with cinnamon sugar.