Apple Cider Donuts – Damn Delicious

Apple Cider Donuts - Damn Delicious

There’s nothing truly better than biting into a warm, fresh donut coated in cinnamon sugar. It melts in your mouth with every bite!

Apple Cider Donuts - There's nothing truly better than biting into a warm, fresh donut coated in cinnamon sugar.  It melts in your mouth with every bite!

So are you an eat-the-entire-donut person or more of a donut-hole person?

Because I’m more of the latter.

I mean, there’s less guilt eating the donut holes.

Apple Cider Donuts - There's nothing truly better than biting into a warm, fresh donut coated in cinnamon sugar.  It melts in your mouth with every bite!

Even though I think I probably have more donut volume in donut hole form than the actual donuts.

But it doesn’t matter here.

Whole donuts. Or donut holes.

Apple Cider Donuts - There's nothing truly better than biting into a warm, fresh donut coated in cinnamon sugar.  It melts in your mouth with every bite!

It’s all the same.

They get deep fried and coated/smothered/tossed in cinnamon sugar.

So whole donuts vs. donut holes. It doesn’t matter. Because we’ll still eat them all.

Apple Cider Donuts - There's nothing truly better than biting into a warm, fresh donut coated in cinnamon sugar.  It melts in your mouth with every bite!

Apple Cider Donuts

There’s nothing truly better than biting into a warm, fresh donut coated in cinnamon sugar. It melts in your mouth with every bite!

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Apple Cider Donuts

1 hour 30 minutes10 minutes

Chungah Rhee

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups apple cider
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups vegetable oil

Directions:

  1. Heat apple cider in a small saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until reduced to 1 cup, about 15-20 minutes. Let cool completely.
  2. In a small bowl, combine sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda, nutmeg and remaining 1 1/2 cinnamon teaspoons.
  4. In a large glass measuring cup or another bowl, whisk together butter, eggs and apple cider.
  5. For mixture over dry ingredients and stir using a rubber spatula just until moist; cover and place into the refrigerator until chilled, about 1 hour. Divide dough in half.
  6. Working on a lightly floured surface, roll dough into 1/2-inch thick rounds; cut out rounds with a 2 1/2-inch cutter.
  7. Heat vegetable oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium high heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 375 degrees F.
  8. Working in batches, add donuts to the Dutch oven and cook until evenly golden and crispy, 1 minute per side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate for 30 seconds; then roll warm donuts in cinnamon sugar mixture to coat.
  9. Serve warm.