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Apple Cider Donuts

Apple Cider Donuts are homemade donuts made with apple cider and apple pie spice to give you the taste of apple in every bite!

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Apple Cider Donuts
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Proofing Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 22 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 331 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke--iambaker.net


  • cups (312.5g) all-purpose flour
  • cup (67g) granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cup apple cider
  • 1 large egg, room temperature and slightly beaten
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup (71g) Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups vegetable oil, 2-3 inches deep in pot


  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons apple pie spice



  1. In a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, apple pie spice, and salt.

  2. Add in apple cider, egg, butter, Greek yogurt, and vanilla. Stir with a wooden spoon until ingredients are fully incorporated. (It will be sticky.) Cover with a damp towel and refrigerate for one hour.

  3. When ready, roll out the dough to 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch thick. (The thinner the dough, the more donuts you can make.) Try to make them as consistent in size as possible.

  4. Once rolled out, use a donut cutter to cut out the shapes. If you do not have a donut cutter, use a round tool like a kitchen glass or a jar lid that is about 3-inches across. Use a bottle cap or small shot glass for the smaller hole.

  5. Set the cut-out donuts on a baking sheet to let rest as you heat the oil.


  1. In a small bowl, mix together the sugar and apple pie spice. Set aside.

Frying Donuts

  1. Fill a large pot with 2-3 inches of oil. Heat to 350°F.

  2. Once the oil is hot, drop in one donut at a time. Cook 45 seconds to a minute on each side.

  3. Using a hand-held strainer, carefully remove the donut from the oil and set on a plate lined with paper towels. Repeat with the remaining donuts.

  4. While donuts are warm, dip them into the sugar and apple pie spice mixture. Place the dipped donuts onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Serve warm.

  5. Store cooled donuts in between parchment paper in a paper pastry box for up to two days.

Recipe Notes

Apple Pie Spice Recipe (clickable link)