Apple Cider Donut Holes
Love donuts but not the frying? These Apple Cider Donut Holes are baked in a mini muffin tin and coated with a delicious cinnamon sugar mixture!
THE PERFECT MINI BREAKFAST TREAT
I think the majority of us can agree that donuts are pretty darn tasty. I love a good fried donut but sometimes I just don’t want to break out the oil to fry anything. These Apple Cider Donut Holes are filled with all the apple flavor with a tasty cinnamon sugar coating and are baked up in a mini muffin tin! You really can’t get much simpler than that! Oh and the ingredients are super easy to find as well. Bonus! If you are short on time and want a fun grab-and-go breakfast, you have to try this Apple Cider Donut Hole recipe.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Yes they can! What you will want to do is place the batter into a piping bag and pipe into a greased donut pan. Check out my full-size BAKED APPLE CIDER DONUT recipe.
Apple juice will give you minimal apple flavor. You will want to try to find apple cider, which is the unfiltered version of apple juice. It will produce a much more potent apple flavor. In a pinch, apple juice can be used.
Absolutely! Since these are smaller and are great to just grab and eat, doubling would be a good idea especially for a larger family or for a function.
Absolutely not but I think that they should be coated in something. Another great option would be a powdered sugar glaze. Mix together powdered sugar and milk or heavy cream until you get a dippable consistency and then dip the donut holes and place back on wire rack to let the glaze harden.
Rolling the donut holes will give them a more circular shape instead of a muffin shape. You can completely skip this step if you want – they’ll still taste great!
Place leftover donut holes in a ziptop bag where they will keep on the countertop for up to 1-2 days or in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. These can also be frozen. I do not recommend freezing with the coating. To freeze, place in a freezer bag and they should keep in the freezer for up to 3 months, let defrost on the countertop and then you can dip in butter and cinnamon sugar mixture.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)
- all-purpose flour
- baking powder
- ground cinnamon
- granulated sugar
- apple cider
- vanilla extract
HOW TO MAKE APPLE CIDER DONUT HOLES:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare a mini muffin pan by coating with butter or cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and sugar and whisk until combined.
Add the apple cider, milk, egg and vanilla and stir until fully incorporated.
Use a small cookie scoop to fill each section of the mini muffin pan ¾ full.
Bake for 8-10 minutes or until cooked through. Allow to cool slightly.
Remove each donut hole and roll before dipping into the butter.
Then dip into the cinnamon sugar mixture.
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- SPARKLING APPLE CIDER POUND CAKE
- EASY APPLE PIE CINNAMON ROLLS
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Apple Cider Donut Holes
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup apple cider
- ½ cup milk
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 Tablespoons melted butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar mixed with 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 350F degrees and prepare a mini muffin pan by coating with butter or cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and sugar and whisk until combined.
- Add the apple cider, milk, egg and vanilla and stir until fully incorporated.
- Use a small cookie scoop to fill each section of the mini muffin pan ¾ full.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until cooked through. Allow to cool slightly.
- Remove each doughnut hole and roll before dipping into the butter.
- Then dip into the cinnamon sugar mixture.
- Serve warm.
- These can be made into real donuts using a donut pan.
- Double this recipe for a larger family or function.
- These can be frozen, see my tips above.
- You can use a powdered sugar glaze if you wan’t to switch it up.
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Perfect easy recipe to make for my kids for a fall afternoon snack. No extra steps, not too sweet so I didn’t mind my kids eating them all! Thanks!
Awww I really love hearing that Sarah! Thank you so much for taking the time to come back and leaving a comment! 🙂
How long to cook in a regular muffin tin?
I haven’t tested it so you’ll have to play it by ear. When it springs back to the touch, it’s ready.
How many regular size donuts would this yield? Thank you.
Well to be honest I didn’t test it with a regular size pan but I think it should be enough to make 6 regular sized donuts.
Hi!! Looks fantastic, thank you!! I was wondering if you had ever made these and added finely diced apple pie filling, and if so, would you need to make any adjustments to the recipe? I can’t wait to try them!! Thanks again!!
I haven’t but it seems to me like it could work. I would probably add only a half a can of pie filling. You can take a knife and kind of chop inside the can to get the apples into smaller chunks. As for the cooking time, I can’t really say. Start with what I have given and go from there. It might possibly need a few more minutes. 🙂