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Baked Apple Cider Donuts

✨Wake up and smell the #appleciderdonuts ☕️🍎🍩🍏🍃✨whether you’re celebrating a sweet new year or the beginning of #sweaterweather you should probably try out @emcdowell ‘s Baked Apple Cider #Doughnuts recipe on @nytcooking - I added one diced #grannysmith apple and baked it in this breathtaking @nordicwareusa pan - check it out in my story! #fallforfall #palmericookbook #foodstylist 👌🏼💋

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Yields about 18 baked apple doughnuts

or 12 cupcake-sized donuts

*For special apple-shape doughnut, I used the Nordicware apple cakelet pan


1 cup all-purpose flour

3/4 cup whole wheat flour (can substitute with all AP flour)

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg

10 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature

3/4 cup light brown sugar

3/4 cup granulated sugar

2 large eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup apple cider

1 cup Granny Smith apple, diced 1/4" thick


Preheat oven to 375F. Spray apple cakelet Nordicware pan with nonstick spray. Alternatively use a doughnut pan or cupcake pan.


In a medium bowl, add flour, baking powder, salt,1 teaspoon cinnamon and nutmeg. Using the paddle attachment on an electric mixer, cream together butter, brown sugar and 1/4 cup granulated sugar on medium-high until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs one at a time and beat in vanilla. Slowly add flour mixture and beat just to combine. Slowly pour in the apple cider and mix to combine. Fold in the diced apple.


Using an ice cream scoop, transfer batter to prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the doughnut comes out clean, about 18 minutes. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes before releasing doughnuts. Meanwhile, whisk together remaining sugar and cinnamon. Dredge warm doughnuts in the cinnamon-sugar. Enjoy with a warm cup of cider!

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