Apple Cider Donuts
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Baked Apple Cider Donuts

These light and fluffy baked donuts are full of apple spice flavor without any of the heavy grease you find in a traditional fried donut.
Course Baked Goods
Cuisine American
Keyword donuts with apple cider
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 133kcal
Author Liz Della Croce


Brown Sugar Topping

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey crunch toasted wheat germ
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees and spray donut pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients: whole wheat pastry flour through ground ginger.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together wet ingredients: apple cider through vanilla. Slowly incorporate wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined, careful not to over-mix.
  • Fill donut pan 1/4 cup at a time using a measuring cup or ice cream scoop.
  • Bake for 8-9 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Let donuts cool on rack for 10 minutes.
  • While donuts are cooling, mix together brown sugar topping. After donuts have cooled for 10 minutes, remove from pan and dip in the brown sugar topping. It's important to do this while donuts are still slightly warm.
  • Serve donuts warm or at room temperature.


If you don't have flax seed meal or toasted wheat germ, replace with same quantity in whole wheat pastry flour for the donut batter.
If you are looking to replace the toasted wheat germ in the brown sugar topping, just replace with additional cinnamon and sugar.


Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 21.6g | Protein: 2.6g | Fat: 4.2g | Saturated Fat: 2.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.7g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 95mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12.6g