Wednesday, October 31, 2012

apple cider doughnuts - part one

I nearly didn't post this since it's quite late in the day {or evening rather} and there are more pressing matters right now. My mom was nice enough to take time out of her day today to drive me back to my apartment in the city. Our house in NJ, along with so, so many others, is without heat and power. Hopefully it will come back soon! It's crazy to see the damage that was done to the East Coast and the Jersey shore, a place I have vacationed many times. So many places and things have just washed away. Please keep those affected by the storm in your thoughts.

But, I thought this would be a nice little bit of 'happy' during some less than sunny times. While I was home for the weekend, I decided to try out some recipes for apple cider doughnuts. Two recipes with minor differences that resulted in two very different looking doughnuts. Both equally delicious!

Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts
{From the Kitchn}

2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 egg
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup apple butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup apple cider
1/3 cup plain yogurt
2 tbsp. canola oil

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. 
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk together all of the wet ingredients {everything from the egg and below}. Pour this into your bowl of dry mixture and whisk until just combined.
4. Pour or spoon your batter into your doughnut mold {mine were about half to 3/4 full}. Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes and cool on a wire rack. {They're going to look really dark but that's just the apple butter so don't worry!}
5. Dust with powdered sugar and enjoy!

The recipe says it makes 8 doughnuts, but as you can see from picture, I was able to make 11 full size and 12 mini. This probably depends on the size of your mold and how much you fill it with.

These are best warm and with some tea, coffee, or warm apple cider!


  1. Thinking of you and hope things get as close to normal again soon! In the mean time, these look seriously delicious!


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