These Baked Cider Donuts are the perfect fall treat! Packed with good for you ingredients like apple cider, coconut oil, gluten free flour and coconut sugar. A simple and healthier donut that is baked, not fried but is still fluffy, cakey and so incredibly delicious. Plus they are both Vegan and Gluten Free!
Cider Donuts are a must for fall! They are just loaded with all of those warm and comforting sensations you have been waiting for. These healthy donuts are bursting with apple and cinnamon flavors and are literally the perfect fall treat that everyone will love!
One of the best things about this donut recipe is that it is both VEGAN and GLUTEN FREE. Don’t worry, nobody will know the difference, TRUST ME! My kids and my husband devoured these and I never told them they were actually healthy, lol.
Plus, you all loved these Healthy Baked Pumpkin Donuts so much, so I know you will love these as well! Another gluten free donut recipe that is great for fall.
What are Cider Donuts?
Cider donuts or apple cider donuts are typically a New England style fall treat that people enjoy in the fall months of the year. Mostly because apples are in season, which makes these types of donuts extra delicious. They are made with apple cider as a main ingredient. Another reason why they are so good.
Trust me! I am from New England and I have had a lot of cider donuts and these are my new favorite for sure!
Why you will just love this recipe
- It’s a really easy baked cider donut recipe
- Packed with healthier ingredients that make it both Vegan and Gluten Free
- A healthier donut recipe that is baked and not fried
- They are packed with warm fall flavours like apple and cinnamon
- Great for a healthy fall treat everyone can enjoy!
Ingredients needed to make Healthy Cider Donuts
How To Make Apple Cider Donuts
This is a pretty simple and easy donut recipe you can make in under 20 minutes.
- Mix up the dry ingredients.
- Mix up the wet ingredients.
- Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and slowly pour the wet ingredients into the well and lightly fold them in, stirring everything together slowly until it is all incorporated into a thick donut batter.
- Transfer the donut batter to a plastic ziplock bag, twist the top and cut off one of the ends. Then pipe the donut batter into a sprayed donut pan filling each well about ¾ of the way full. This recipe makes about 10 donuts.
- Bake the donuts for 9-11 minutes until a toothpick inserted in one of the donuts comes out clean.
- Mix up the coating by combining the white sugar with some apple pie spice. Melt some coconut oil, if using.
- Once the donuts are done baking, remove and run a knife around the edge of each donut to release them from the pan. To coat either toss each donut in the sugar coating and place onto a rack to dry or let them cool, dip each donut lightly in the melted coconut oil and then in the sugar coating and place on a rack to dry.
See recipe card below for the full list of recipe ingredients and instructions.
- Use vegan butter in place of the coconut oil in these cider donuts. If you have an aversion to coconut (although the coconut oil cannot be tasted in this recipe) or are out of coconut oil then feel free to sub the coconut oil with vegan butter.
- If you don’t have apple pie spice then you can make your own by combining the following: 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1 teaspoon cardamom, ¾ teaspoon ground ginger, ¼ teaspoon ground allspice. Store the rest of the spice mix in a small mason jar or spice jar fitted with a lid.
- You can use white vinegar in place of the apple cider vinegar.
- Light brown sugar can be used in place of the coconut sugar.
More apple recipes to try
- 15 Minute Air Fryer Apple Chips
- Healthy Apple Muffins – Gluten Free
- Gluten Free Dutch Oven Apple Crisp
- Gluten Free Apple Pear Crisp
- Use real apple cider and not apple juice since the cider has a stronger flavor.
- Any kind of all purpose gluten free flour will work as long as it has xanthan gum in it.
- See the notes section in the recipe card for my method for filling the donut moulds with the batter.
- If you don’t have a donut pan then you can make these in a muffin pan but you will need to cook them for about 10 minutes longer. If you are using a mini muffin pan then 12-15 minutes should work. Always insert a toothpick to check if they are done. If it comes out clean then they are done.
- If you are not dipping the donuts in melted coconut oil or butter before you coat them then you must toss them in the sugar coating immediately after they come out of the oven since the heat from the donuts helps the coating stick to them better.
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