Baked Apple Cider Donuts

Baked Apple Cider Donuts

Let’s jump into fall, shall we? These baked donuts were sooooo delicious! And I love that they use whole wheat flour!

I’ve had trouble with baked donuts in the past. Too dry. This recipe calls for an apple cider glaze that really moistens the baked donuts. Don’t leave it out, k?


2 cups White Whole Wheat Flour

1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour

3 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 teaspoon cloves

1/2 cup organic light brown sugar, packed

1/2 cup organic cane sugar

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 tablespoon maple syrup

1/2 cup buttermilk

1 C organic unsweetened applesauce

Cider Glaze

2 T butter

1/2 C apple cider or apple juice


Heat oven to 375 degrees. Prep two baked donut pans.

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In a large bowl, combine flours, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and both sugars.  Whisk together ingredients until combined.

In a small bowl, whisk together butter, eggs, vanilla, maple syrup, buttermilk, and applesauce.  Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until combined.

Spread donut batter evenly into baked donut pans.  Bake 12- to 15 minutes or until donuts are slightly golden.

Remove donuts and set onto a cooling rack placed above a jelly roll pan.

Apple Baked Donuts

Prick the donuts with a fork.

Meanwhile, heat the butter and apple cider over medium-low heat and allow to cook until slightly thickened. Pour the glaze over the donuts before serving!


  1. Sounds delicious as well as nutritious!

  2. Thank you Hollie!

  3. Yummy!

    Sharing on Facebook. Thanks for linking up.

  4. Yum! Those look awesome.

  5. OH MY WORD – those looks SO yummy. I definitely need to try these (and great pics. :)) Thanks for sharing with Tasty Tuesday.

  6. Carrie @ My Favorite Finds says:

    A donut pan is on my list of “things I need for the kitchen”. These look so awesome and fun to make. Please come on over to my link party and link them to “Must Try Mondays.


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