Apple Cider Doughnuts Recipe
- 2 cups apple cider
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon each ground cardamom, nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice
- 2 large eggs
- 6 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
- Oil for deep-fat frying
- Chocolate Glaze for Doughnuts or Maple Glaze for Doughnuts, optional
- 1. In a small saucepan, bring cider to a rapid boil; cook over high heat until reduced by half, about 12 minutes. Cool completely.
- 2. Whisk together flours, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda and spices. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, melted butter and cooled cider; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened (dough will be sticky). Refrigerate, covered, 1 hour or until firm enough to shape.
- 3. Divide dough in half. On a floured surface, pat each portion to 1/2-in. thickness; cut with a floured 3-in. doughnut cutter.
- 4. In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 325°. Fry doughnuts, a few at a time, until golden brown, 2-3 minutes on each side. Fry doughnut holes, a few at time, until golden brown and cooked through, about 1 minute on each side. Drain on paper towels; cool slightly. If desired, dip tops of doughnuts into glaze of your choice. Yield: 1 dozen doughnuts plus doughnut holes.
Ginger-Sugar: In a shallow bowl, mix 3/4 cup sugar and 2-3 tablespoons ground ginger. Toss with warm doughnuts. Yield: 3/4 cup.
1 serving (calculated without toppings): 335 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 338mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.
Reviews for Apple Cider Doughnuts
"Fantastic! Making a double batch today to take to a picnic. They are wonderful rolled in sugar."
"Yum! These were awesome and pretty easy to prepare. I'm not a fan of ginger so we stuck with cinnamon sugar topping."
"This is the perfect fall breakfast! We loved them!"
"Nice recipe !"
"Delicious! I did use all all-purpose flour as I don't care for the taste of wheat flour."
"The holes came out great. Hard to from doughnuts"
"Made these this morning to go with breakfast. DELICIOUS!! I prepared the dough last night exactly as specified, rolled it out and cut the doughnuts this morning. Tried sugar, cinnamon sugar mix and ginger sugar mix as a coating. Definitely prefer plain sugar or cinnamon sugar mix. We did not try either glaze. Keeping the temp at 365 can be a little tricky, so I used a candy thermometer to help monitor the temp.This recipe is not difficult, but a little putsy. If I was planning to use for company, I think I would cut out the dough ahead of time so in the morning, all I'd need to do is heat up the oil and plop the doughnuts in.I fried up half of the dough today, and I cut and froze the remainder of the dough to use sometime in the next month. I'll plan to thaw the dough the day prior in the refrigerator. I'm not sure how that will work, but I'm going to give that a try."
"Wonderful!I made my dough the night before, which made breakfast come all that much more quickly in the morning. The level of spice in this recipe was far more tolerable than some other recipes I have tried. In fact my kids didn't even notice.I rolled some in a cinnamon and sugar mixture and made a chocolate glaze/frosting for the others.I will be making these again."
"I made these a few weeks ago and they were awesome!"
"I really liked these and so did the kids."
"My husband loved these! I made a caramel glaze and then dipped the donut in chopped pecans and walnuts to make it kind of like a caramel apple."
"We get these every year in Kansas at the cider mill. Now that I found a recipe I can make our own. Thanks for posting this one."
"These were good but a bit heavy. Took quite a bit of time. I enjoyed spiced flavor but kids did not. Maple glaze worked well."
"These were delicious. One bite of these light, fluffy and flavorful donuts took me back to wonderful memories. I was worried they might be a bit heavy but these were not. I love the craggy edges on a donut too and these have them. My favorite topping is a simple sugar cinnamon dusting. I will be making these again. They are delicious."
"How do you convert these to BAKED doughnuts?I had to give a star rating for my question to post. I'm basing it on how good they sound. I have not made them yet."