Apple Cider Donut Bites {Easy}

Apple Cider Donut Bites {Easy}

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Delicious Apple Cider Donut Bites that are easy to make and unbelievably delicious. Baked donut bites that are baked with the flavors of apple cider and cloves and then rolled in cinnamon sugar, these apple cider donuts are the epitome of fall comfort food.

apple cider donut bites

Apple Cider Donut Bites

There is just nothing like biting into a fresh-out-of-the-oven donut. The warmth from the freshly baked goodness doesn’t just provide physical warmth, it provides all the warmth and coziness of fall. It’s the perfect sweet treat.

What I love about this recipe: 

  • it’s homemade and full of cozy comfort food feels
  • easy to make
  • ingredients are easy to find – you probably have most of them already
  • baked in a muffin tin and not fried – which makes it easy to bake and way more healthy than a regular donut

apple cider donut bites

FAQs

Make Ahead and Storage:

How far in Advance Can I Make Apple Cider Donut Bites?

Apple Cider donut bites can be left covered at room temperature for a few days. They will stay fresh and delicious. However, the best time to eat them is the day of making them.

Storing: Store these donut bites at room temperature for up to 4 days

Are these Donut Bites completely round?

No. They are baked in a mini muffin tin, so they will be muffin shaped with a round top

Can I Change these Donut Bites into Actual Donut Shapes?

Yes! Just use a donut baking pan. You won’t get as many donuts because the donut shape will take a bit more batter. Spoon batter into the donut molds until they are about 2/3 full.

Tips and Tricks:

  • use a mini muffin tin. A mini muffin tin will provide the best shape that mostly resembles donut holes
  • fill muffin tin cavities about 2/3 full
  • while donut bites are still warm, and coat them in butter and cinnamon sugar

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Are you ready to make these delicious fall donut treats? Let’s make sure you have everything you’ll need:

apple cider donut bites ingredients

Ingredients:

  • apple cider – This should be easy to find in the fall, but now grocery stores actually carry it year-round. You can usually find it in the juice aisle
  • all-purpose flour 
  • baking powder – baking powder reacts the moment it gets wet. It will start expanding that dough to make fluffy pockets of dough when baked
  • allspice – allspice is a spice that reminds me of a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves all rolled into one. It’s the perfect spice for this recipe and should easily be found in your baking aisle at the grocery store
  • ground cloves -whole cloves for baking are a little dark brown twig-looking spice and are typically used in sweet fall treats and a lot of fall drinks like mulled cider. Ground cloves will be a dark brown color. You can find this in the baking aisle of any grocery store
  • salt – table salt
  • sour cream – this provides a creaminess to your donut with ultimate moisture
  • buttermilk – gives a moist and tender aspect to your donut
  • brown sugar
  • large egg
  • vanilla extract – I like to use pure vanilla extract
  • unsalted butter 
  • granulated sugar
  • ground cinnamon 

How do you make these Apple Cider Donut Bites?

  • preheat the oven
  • butter (24-count) mini muffin tins
  • cook down the apple cider to half of the liquid – it will get a little bit thicker and will most likely have some spices that have separated at the bottom
  • in a large mixing bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, spices, and salt
  • in a separate bowl, mix the cooled apple cider, sour cream, buttermilk, brown sugar, egg, and the butter which has been melted and slightly cooled
  • add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until combined
  • ladle batter into a zip-tight bag and snip one corner
  • pipe the batter into 24 mini muffin tin cavities
  • bake for 12-15 minutes
  • cool slightly
  • dip into melted butter and roll in cinnamon sugar
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apple cider donut bites

Apple Cider Donut Bites {Easy}


  • Author: Melissa
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 dozen 1x

Description

delicious and tender apple cider donut bites for a fall treat


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 cup of apple cider
  • 1&1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1&1/2 tsp. of baking powder
  • 1&1/2 tsp. of allspice
  • 1/2 tsp. of ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. of salt
  • 1/4 cup of sour cream – full fat
  • 2 Tbsp. of buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter – melted and cooled slightly

cinnamon sugar coating

  • 6 Tbsp. of unsalted butter melted
  • 3/4 cups of granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • butter (24-count) mini muffin tins – using a paper towel, dip it into softened butter and use it to coat tin cavities
  • cook down the apple cider to half of the liquid – it will get a little bit thicker and will most likely have some spices that have separated at the bottom
  • let apple cider cool down
  • in a large mixing bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, spices, and salt
  • in a separate bowl, mix the cooled apple cider, sour cream, buttermilk, brown sugar, egg, and the butter which has been melted and slightly cooled
  • add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until combined
  • ladle batter into a zip-tight bag and snip one corner
  • pipe the batter into 24 mini muffin tin cavities
  • bake for 12-15 minutes
  • cool slightly
  • using a fork to turn mini muffins, dip them into a bowl of melted butter
  • use a separate bowl and fork to coat in a bowl of cinnamon sugar

Notes

How far in Advance Can I Make Apple Cider Donut Bites?

Apple Cider donut bites can be left covered at room temperature for a few days. They will stay fresh and delicious. However, the best time to eat them is the day of making them.

Storing: Store these donut bites at room temperature for up to 4 days

Are these Donut Bites completely round?

No. They are baked in a mini muffin tin, so they will be muffin shaped with a round top

Can I Change these Donut Bites into Actual Donut Shapes?

Yes! Just use a donut baking pan. You won’t get as many donuts because the donut shape will take a bit more batter. Spoon batter into the donut molds until they are about 2/3 full.

Tips and Tricks:

  • use a mini muffin tin. A mini muffin tin will provide the best shape that mostly resembles donut holes
  • fill muffin tin cavities about 2/3 full
  • while donut bites are still warm, and coat them in butter and cinnamon sugar
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes

 

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