Cider Donuts Recipe

AUG 2017

1 cup granulated sugar
5 tbsp. unsalted butter
2 large eggs
3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 ¼ tsp table salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/3 cup spiced apple cider concentrate
1 tbsp vanilla extract Canola oil for frying
Cinnamon sugar for coating


Mix together sugar and butter until smooth. Add eggs one at a time and continue to mix. In a separate bowl, mix flower, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add buttermilk, spiced apple cider concentrate, and vanilla to the butter mixture and stir well. Combine wet and dry ingredients and mix until fully moistened. Spread the dough onto a flour dusted baking sheet and put in the freezer for 10 minutes, or until it has firmed. While the dough is firming, heat a few inches of oil to 370 degrees F. Begin breaking off golf ball (or slightly larger) sized pieces of dough and carefully drop them into the hot oil. Cook for 1 minute, then flip them over and cook the other side until the donut is fully browned. Place cooked donuts on a baking rack to cool. To serve, place donuts in a paper lunch bag with your desired amount of cinnamon sugar and shake until coated.


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