Apple Cider Donuts

I caved and bought a donut pan.

Funny thing is that I don’t even like donuts, at least not the ones you buy at the store. I find them too sweet (gasp!), too cakey (gasp!), too fried (gasp!)… not really sure exactly what the problem is but I just don’t care for them. Anyways, in recent weeks I’ve been feeling an uncontrollable urge to purchase a donut pan. I kept on telling myself, “self, you don’t like donuts! Why would you possibly make such a superfluous purchase?”

I lost the battle… or won… you decide.  Armed with a 20% of coupon, I ran into Bed, Bath, and Beyond this past weekend and guess what? DONUT PAN!

What to do with a donut pan? Make donuts!

Apple Cider Donuts
Source: Peas and Thankyou

1.5C whole what flour
0.5C AP flour
1T baking powder
1/2tsp nutmeg
1/2tsp cinnamon
1/4tsp salt
1/4C sugar
1/4C brown sugar
2T molasses
2T unsweetened applesauce
3/4C apple cider
2T melted vegan margarine (smart balance, earth balance)

Preheat oven to 350. Spray donut pan (or muffin pan) lightly with no-stick spray. In a small bowl, combine whole wheat flour, ap flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg. In a separate bowl, combine melted margarine, apple cider, applesauce, molasses, brown sugar, and white sugar. Combine dry and wet ingredients, stirring until just combined. Don’t (or should I say donut?) over stir. Pour/spoon/pipe batter into donut pan (or muffin tin). FYI this recipe makes about 12 regular sized donuts. Bake at 350 for 12-14minutes. While still warm, roll them in cinnamon sugar. Alternatively you could brush them with melted earth balance spread and dip them in cinnamon sugar (for better sticking).

Now quickly go buy yourself a donut pan so you too can make these marvelous creations!


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