I have a feeling I’m not alone in saying I am SO ready for Fall to finally be here! It’s not just the endless baking that’s got me excited, but it’s the actual ingredients I get to bake with. Yes there’s pumpkins, cranberries, and squash, but most importantly there are sweet delicious apples! The only thing more fun to bake with than apples themselves? Well, that would be apple cider!
If you’ve never had the pleasure of eating apple cider doughnuts at the fair or any “you-can-pick” farm, now is your chance to make and devour them at home. I can’t wait for you to try these fluffy Vegan Apple Cider Doughnuts!
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Fall is Meant to be filled with apple picking & full glasses of apple cider
Growing up, I always looked forward to Apple Picking at Beak & Skiff Farms in Upstate NY. It wasn’t just the fact that I would eat handfuls of apples right off the trees, but it was the bags of apples my family brought home for baking that was the real treat.
While I was at Beak & Skiff, I would always grab a fresh baked good and come home with a few cartons of fresh cider as well. I’m not going to lie, back then my baking skills weren’t quite as adventurous, so apple season pretty much meant endless apple crisps. However, getting an apple cider doughnut out at the store or a “you-pick” farm was always a favorite treat of mine. When I thought about what the first Fall recipe should be on the blog, my mind immediately drifted to creating a vegan version of these fluffy cider doughnuts!
Reducing Your Cider= Better Tasting Doughnuts
What really made these doughnuts go from good to great was the first step in the recipe; reducing the apple cider. This was a trick I actually first stumbled across reading taste of home’s apple cider doughnut recipe, so I knew I had to try it when making my vegan version. To test them out, I tested these doughnuts with and without reducing the cider. While this recipe still works without reducing the apple cider, the flavor is SO MUCH better when you do!
I also decided that I’d go ahead and add some applesauce to the recipe as well because… the more apple, the better! To finish off the doughnuts, you’ll want to roll these doughnuts in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar TWICE for perfectly coated doughnuts.
These doughnuts are another baked doughnut recipe so you will need to use a doughnut pan to make them. My favorite brand is the Wilton Donut Pan as it’s non-stick and so easy to clean. Honestly, I’m not to keen on fried food, so this pan is worth it if you’re ever going to bake doughnuts! If you go out and buy this pan you may want to follow up this recipe by making my Vegan Lemon Lavender Doughnuts or Vegan Champagne Doughnuts too!
I can’t wait for you all to make and devour this perfect Fall treat! If you follow me on social media @ShotGirlTallOrder, you know there’s a bunch of fall cakes, buns, and savory dishes coming your way in the next few weeks. Don’t forget to tag me in any of your creations so I can share them as well. I’ll see you back here next Wednesday for something a bit more savory!