At last, our favorite time of year is upon us! There’s nothing like fall in Vermont, the smell of fresh apple cider, apple crisp and other sweet autumn treats is flowing through the air.
Our All Times Cider Donut Holes are a fun, easy treat that requires NO FRYING! Our delicious baked donuts will keep you satisfied all season long!
These yummy A.T. donuts are the perfect family recipe and it only takes an hour! Our family had a blast making them and we hope yours does too!
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 52 minutes
Makes 24 donut holes
What you’ll need for the donut holes:
1 cup of All Times apple cider reduced to 1/2 cup
1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup (60 grams) plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup (100 grams) brown sugar
1 large egg room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons (45 grams) unsalted butter, melted
To make the donut holes:
Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 24-count mini muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray
Add the apple cider to a saucepan and heat over medium heat. Bring the All Times to a boil. Allow to boil for 7-10 minutes or until the apple cider has reduced to 1/2 cup. We’re drooling just thinking about the smell of warm All Times! Remove from the stovetop and pour the apple cider into a bowl, allow it to cool.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
In a separate bowl, mix together the cooled reduced apple cider, Greek yogurt, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, and melted butter until fully combined.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
For the next step use a piping bag, or get creative like we did and use a Ziplock bag and cut the corner off. Evenly disperse the batter between all 24 cups of the mini muffin tray.
Bake at 350°F for 11-14 minutes. To see if the donut holes are ready stick a toothpick into the center of the donuts, if it’s completely clean when removed from holes, the donuts are ready! Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes.
Last but not least, the cinnamon sugar coating. Yum!
What you’ll need:
4-6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
In a bowl, mix together the granulated sugar and cinnamon until well combined. Dunk the donuts into melted butter, make sure they are fully coated. Transfer them into the cinnamon and sugar mixture, toss them until fully coated.
Just like that, they are ready to serve! From our family to yours we hope you have a wonderful fall and enjoy the good times