Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts

This cider season, it's time to stock up on that deeply flavorful beverage, and put it to work for you in a delicious breakfast treat. With elements of apple, cinnamon and sugar, this homemade donut is sure to delight, pairs magnificently with your cup of coffee, or extra cider.

Recipe from Always Order Dessert.

-1 cup apple cider
-2 cups flour
-3/4 cup sugar
-1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
-1/4 teaspoon baking soda
-1 teaspoon salt
-1 teaspoon cinnamon
-2 eggs
-1/4 cup buttermilk
-3 tablespoons melted butter
-2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Bring the apple cider to a boil in a saucepan, then reduce at a simmer for 5 minutes, stirring if needed. Remove from heat and let cool.

In separate bowls, mix the dry and wet ingredients: the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in one, and the eggs, buttermilk, butter, vanilla extract and cider reduction in the other. Beat the wet ingredients, then incorporate into the dry.

Spoon the batter into a zipper-sealed bag, snip a corner of the bag, and pipe the batter into your donut-form pan. It should make about 12 donuts. Bake at 325 for about 20 minutes.

The donuts should come out golden and light. If desired, give the donuts a cinnamon and sugar topping -- press the cooled donuts into additional melted butter, then into a cinnamon-sugar mixture at proportions of 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon.


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