Apple Cider Doughnuts

from Taste of Home
Servings 12 doughnuts


  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 tablespoons butter melted and cooled
  • vegetable oil for frying

For the cinnamon sugar:

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon


  1. In a small saucepan, bring cider to a boil and cook until reduced by about half. Remove from heat and cool completely.
  2. Whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda, cardamom, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, butter, and cider. Stir into the dry ingredients. It will be sticky. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  4. Make the cinnamon sugar: stir together sugar and cinnamon.
  5. Divide dough in half on a well floured surface. Roll each portion to 1/2" thickness and cut with doughnut cutter.
  6. Heat oil to 365F. Fry doughnuts, a few at a time, for 1 - 1 1/2 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels. Toss hot doughnuts with cinnamon sugar mixture.