Apple Cider Donuts Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup apple cider
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract

Special equipment needed:
- Donut pan
- Piping bag or ziplock bag

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease a donut pan with cooking spray.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.

3. In a separate large bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar, brown sugar, and eggs until smooth.

4. Add the apple cider, melted butter, and vanilla extract to the sugar mixture and whisk until well combined.

5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring until just combined.

6. Spoon the batter into a piping bag or ziplock bag with the corner snipped off.

7. Pipe the batter into the prepared donut pan, filling each mold about 2/3 full.

8. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a donut comes out clean.

9. Allow the donuts to cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 12-15 minutes
350°F (180°C)
Serving size:
Makes 12 donuts

Nutritional information:
Calories: 190
Fat: 5g
Carbohydrates: 34g
Protein: 3g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Whole wheat flour can be substituted for all-purpose flour.
- Soy milk or almond milk can be substituted for apple cider.
- Coconut oil can be substituted for unsalted butter.

- Add 1/2 cup of chopped apples to the batter for extra apple flavor.
- Top the donuts with a cinnamon sugar mixture.
- Add a maple glaze to the donuts.

Tips and tricks:
- Be sure not to overmix the batter, as this can result in tough donuts.
- Use a piping bag or ziplock bag to make it easier to fill the donut pan.
- Allow the donuts to cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Storage instructions:
Store the donuts in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
To reheat the donuts, place them in a 350°F (180°C) oven for 5-7 minutes or until warmed through.

Presentation ideas:
Serve the donuts on a platter or cake stand.

Dust the donuts with powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar.

Serve the donuts with a hot cup of coffee or tea.

Suggested side dishes:
These donuts can be served as a dessert or breakfast item.

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the batter is too thick, add a little more apple cider.
- If the donuts are too dry, reduce the baking time.

Food safety advice:
Be sure to wash your hands and all equipment thoroughly before preparing the recipe.

Food history:
Apple cider donuts are a popular fall treat in the United States, especially in the Northeast.

Flavor profiles:
These donuts have a sweet and spiced apple flavor.

Serving suggestions:
Serve the donuts warm or at room temperature.

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Region: American

Taste: Sweet, Spicy, Cinnamon, Apple