I typically don't blog on the weekends, but I couldn't resist sharing this recipe! It's about 25 degrees outside, so Neal and I are having a lazy day and staying warm inside. Lazy isn't usually my speed, so I decided to beat boredom by whipping up some baked spiced cider doughnuts. These are SO good! I'm trying to stop myself from eating the rest of them while they're still warm...
What You'll Need:
2 cups of Gluten Free flour (regular All-Purpose flour will also work)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 large egg
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup apple butter
1/3 cup spiced cider
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup sour cream
Extra cinnamon and sugar for dusting the doughnuts
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Combine the first five ingredients and set aside.
- Mix the egg, brown sugar, apple butter, cider, maple syrup and sour cream.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients (step 1) to the wet ingredients (step 2). Mix until just combined.
- Spray a doughnut pan with nonstick spray. If you don't have a doughnut pan, don't worry! You can always use the bottom half of the cups in a muffin pan. Your doughnuts won't have holes, but they'll still taste delicious.
- Pipe the doughnut batter into the greased pan.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- Let the doughnuts cool slightly before turning them onto a wire rack. When the doughnuts are cool enough to handle, dip them in extra cinnamon and sugar.
Tip: Since these doughnuts are baked, not fried, the extra cinnamon and sugar will probably need some help sticking to the doughnuts. I brushed a little bit of melted butter on mine before I dipped them in the sugar mix.