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Stack of Vegan Apple Cider Doughnuts on a Plate with Cinnamon Sticks
Apple Cider Doughnuts
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
13 mins
Total Time
28 mins

Soft, fluffy, coated in cinnamon sugar, and bursting with fall flavors, these baked apple cider doughnuts bake up in minutes and are a delicious way to celebrate the season. Guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 320 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
For the Doughnuts
  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat pastry flour (or all-purpose flour)
  • ½ cup organic brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • cup apple cider
  • ¼ cup canola oil (or your favorite baking oil)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Coating
  • 2 tablespoons melted vegan butter
  • ½ cup organic granulated sugar (I used coconut sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°.

  2. Lightly oil a 6-cavity doughnut pan.

  3. To make the batter, stir the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt together in a medium mixing bowl.

  4. Stir the cider, oil, and vanilla together in a separate bowl or large liquid measuring cup.

  5. Add the cider mixture to the flour mixture and stir just until mixed.

  6. Spoon (or pipe, using a pastry bag) the batter into the doughnut cavities

  7. Bake for about 13 minutes, until the doughnuts spring back when lightly touched.

  8. Transfer the doughnut pan to a cooling rack and allow the doughnuts to cool.

  9. While the doughnuts cool, stir the sugar and cinnamon for the coating together in a small bowl.

  10. When the doughnuts are cool, remove them from the pan.

  11. Brush each doughnut with melted butter, then dip it in the cinnamon sugar mixture to coat.

  12. Serve.

Nutrition Facts
Apple Cider Doughnuts
Amount Per Serving (1 doughnut)
Calories 320 Calories from Fat 120
% Daily Value*
Fat 13.3g20%
Saturated Fat 1.9g10%
Sodium 440mg18%
Potassium 139mg4%
Carbohydrates 46.8g16%
Fiber 3.6g14%
Sugar 23.2g26%
Protein 3.1g6%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.