Baked Apple Cider Donuts Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- ½ cup apple cider
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Special Equipment Needed:
- Donut pan
- Mixing bowl
- Whisk
- Spatula

Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a donut pan with non-stick cooking spray.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the sugar, eggs, vegetable oil, apple cider, and vanilla extract.
4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
5. Spoon the batter into the prepared donut pan, filling each cavity about ¾ full.
6. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a donut comes out clean.
7. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Time:
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 12-15 minutes
Temperature: 350°F
Serving Size: 12 donuts

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 200
Fat: 8g
Carbohydrates: 28g
Protein: 3g

Substitutions for Ingredients:
- Vegetable oil: Canola oil or melted butter
- Apple cider: Apple juice

Variations:
- Add ½ cup of chopped walnuts for a crunchy texture.
- Add ½ cup of raisins for a sweet flavor.
- Add 1 teaspoon of ground cardamom for a unique flavor.

Tips and Tricks:
- Make sure to mix the wet ingredients and dry ingredients separately before combining.
- For a sweeter donut, add an extra ¼ cup of sugar.
- For a richer flavor, use melted butter instead of vegetable oil.

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

Reheating Instructions:
Reheat in the oven at 350°F for 5 minutes.

Presentation Ideas:
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
- Drizzle with melted chocolate.
- Top with a dollop of whipped cream.

Garnishes:
- Chopped walnuts
- Chopped pecans
- Chopped almonds
- Sprinkles
- Chocolate chips

Pairings:
- Hot coffee
- Hot cocoa
- Apple cider
- Vanilla ice cream

Suggested Side Dishes:
- Fruit salad
- Yogurt parfait
- Oatmeal
- Granola

Troubleshooting Advice:
- If the donuts are too dry, add an extra tablespoon of apple cider.
- If the donuts are too dense, add an extra teaspoon of baking powder.

Food Safety Advice:
- Make sure to use pasteurized eggs to avoid the risk of salmonella.
- Make sure to store the donuts in an airtight container at room temperature.

Food History:
Apple cider donuts have been a popular treat in the United States since the 1800s. They were traditionally made by deep-frying dough in hot oil and then rolling them in a mixture of sugar and cinnamon.

Flavor Profiles:
These donuts have a sweet and spicy flavor with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.

Serving Suggestions:
These donuts are best served warm with a cup of hot coffee or apple cider.

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Taste: Sweet, Spicy, Cinnamon, Apple