English Apple Cider Donuts

Apple Cider Baked Donuts
Gluten Free, Vegan, Nut and Coconut Free

Lets jump into Autumn this week and roll out the Apples

I see so many Recipes for Apple Cider Baked Donuts recipes fron the US but there is one difference .

The term Cider !!! Ours in an alcoholic beverage sold by the pint or bottled !! The US is a still form UN tampered and not alcoholic !!

But hey who says you can’t have a boozy donut !!!

So I have rolled with my version , and delicious it is !!

Now if you want to debate

  1. Doughnut or Donut
  2. Baked Donuts are cake not a Donut

Then I suggest this is the wrong Blog Post for you !!!! 😝😝

Off you trot…….BYEπŸ™Š

For those of you not having a Donut pan this is the one I use

Right lets get baking. It wont take long AS LONG AS YOU’VE REDUCED YOU CIDER ( and once you’ve made these I can guarantee you will have the cider reduced in the fridge to have at a moments notice ) and you can sit back and eat these beauties with a warm cuppa………….money is on you will russle these up on an evening and just need to finish them all πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ

Yes Please !!!


Baked Apple Cider Donuts GF, DF V

Easy Way to have a quick and delicious Autumn Donut

You need to reduce the cider and leave to cool before starting this recipe.
This Donut recipe makes 6 standard donuts , best eaten on the day of making , but will keep moist for 48 hour if kept in an airtight container
Recipe can be doubled


  • 80 ml Apple Cider / Cloudy Apple Juice ( 200 ml Reduced to 80 ml ) This is Alcoholic / Hard Cider in The UK
  • 135 g Plain Gluten Free Flour Blend ( I recommend Pilsbury Cup for Cup US or Dove Farm UK)
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Xanthan Gum ( omit if your flour blend has it in )
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamon
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 1/2 tsp Fresh Ground Nutmeg
  • 60 g Dairy Free Yogurt ( I used Alpro Greek )
  • 35 g Vegan Butter ( Flora or Earth Balance US )
  • 80 ml Dairy Free Milk ( I Used Alpro Soya )
  • 70 g Brown Soft Sugar
  • 60 g Grated Apple ( I used Granny Smiths )
  • For the Sugar Coating

  • 75g Vegan Butter
  • 100 g Caster / Superfine Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon ( optional )


1. Preheat Oven to 160 Convection / 177 Standard / 350 F
2. Grease your Donut Tin Well with vegan butter or oil
3. Measure out your reduced cider
3. Mix the Flour, baking powder , baking soda Xanthan, ( if using )and spices with a whisk in a medium sized bowl until fully mixed
4. Sieve flours into a bowl
5. Add Brown sugar and mix until all lumps have disappeared
4. Melt the vegan butter in the microwave on 10 second intervals until melted or on a low heat in a pan on low heat
8. Mix the Vegan butter and, yogurt and apple cider together until fully Incorporated

9 . Peel and Grate the Apple
10. Add the cider mixture and grated apple to the flour mixture
11. Mix together with a spatula until fully combined
12. Place in a piping bag or freezer bag as shown below and pipe into the tins.
13. Once piped dampen the join or the top of the donut with a wet finger just to smooth

14. Place in the oven for 12 minutes.
15. Leave to cool in tin for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a wire baking tray
16. Leave for a further 5 minutes whilst you make the Cinnamon Sugar

Make the Cinnamon Sugar

17. Mix the sugar and Cinnamon ( if using ) in a bowl
18. Melt the Vegan butter
19. QUICKLY Toss the Donuts in the Butter and then into the sugar, I just leave them on the wire rack to set up

20. Enjoy

So there you go, they really are that easy !!

And so so tasty

I choose this time a plain sugar, for me there is enough spice in the donut, I didn’t want to over power the apple

But that is up to you !!

So lets give you some more pictures to wet your appetite and leave you wanting !!!πŸ˜‚

All Bagged up and Ready To Go !!
Just Look at that sugar coating !!!
Just a nibble !!!!
Waiting for YOU !!
Perfection !!

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Until Next week


Author: clarescauldron

UK first time blogger. Intolerance baking is my passion. Hobbiest but a tad obsessedπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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