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!
Preheat the oven to 350°.
Lightly oil a 6-cavity doughnut pan.
To make the batter, stir the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt together in a medium mixing bowl.
Stir the cider, oil, and vanilla together in a separate bowl or large liquid measuring cup.
Add the cider mixture to the flour mixture and stir just until mixed.
Spoon (or pipe, using a pastry bag) the batter into the doughnut cavities
Bake for about 13 minutes, until the doughnuts spring back when lightly touched.
Transfer the doughnut pan to a cooling rack and allow the doughnuts to cool.
While the doughnuts cool, stir the sugar and cinnamon for the coating together in a small bowl.
When the doughnuts are cool, remove them from the pan.
Brush each doughnut with melted butter, then dip it in the cinnamon sugar mixture to coat.