Friday, March 08, 2013

Mini Baked Cider Doughnuts





A few weeks ago, while shopping at my favorite re-sale shop in town, I stumbled on a brand-new mini doughnut pan.  Brand new. Still in the Wilton packaging.  Only $4. What a steal!  So, of course, mini doughnuts were to be made,pronto. 
We love apple cider doughnuts in the fall season and I have been wanting to make them at home. So glad I did. These little jewels taste amazing. The recipe calls for apple cider, but, they aren't very apple-ly. But, they have a great sweet flavor,  great texture and the mix of butter/cinnamon-sugar to top them off is heaven.
A great weekend-treat for your breakfast!

{ side note...the original recipe called for these to be deep-fried, I opted to bake them instead. But, it is an option is you do not have a doughnut pan or check out this link to convert your muffin pan into a doughnut pan}

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Ingredients:
doughnuts:
2 cups biscuit mix (ex:Bisquick or Jiffy)
1 egg
1/4  cup sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 cup apple cider
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup all purpose flour
topping:
1/4-1/2 cup cinnamon sugar
2-3 TBSP melted butter


Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray doughnut pan with non stick cooking spray. In a mixing bowl, combine egg, sugar,apple cider, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla.  Add in biscuit mix and flour slowly.  Combine well.  Batter will be thick.  Spoon into doughnut pan and bake for 5-7 minutes or light brown.
Coat warm doughnuts with melted butter, then, coat with cinnamon sugar mixture.
Makes 24 mini doughnuts or 12 regular size doughnuts.

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16 comments:

  1. Ah I love deals like that!! These donuts are gorgeousssly delish!

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    1. Thanks Kayle! Me too :) I go to this place about every 2 weeks just to see what they have..it's always something good!

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  2. These look like amazing donuts! Thanks for Sharing at Show Me Your Plaid Monday's!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and hosting Chandra!

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  3. Yum! These look fantastic! Thanks for visiting my blog today. So nice to "meet" you, Erin! :) Following you back via email and looking forward to enjoying you posts :)

    Have a fantastic week!
    Brenda @ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Brenda! I love your site and you gooey brownies :) So nice of you to stop in!

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  4. Another great recipe! Love that you opted to bake them :-) Thank you for sharing at the ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party !

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    1. Thank you Linda..thanks for being a great co-host this week!

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  5. Sounds really yummy! I'm stopping by from Marvelous Monday linky party. I'm hosting a party and hope you will post a few great recipes! http://rediscovermom.blogspot.com/2013/03/tried-and-true-recipe-party-3.html

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    1. Thank you so much for the invite Jackie..I will stop by!

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  6. Boy, those look good! I ran into a 50% off sale at Home Goods last year and got both the mini and full size donut pans for the price of one. :)

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    1. That's awesome! I need to stop by there every once in a while to check out their sales..closest one is a bit far though :(

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  7. I keep meaning to order a mini doughnut pan & this might just be the motivation I need! :)

    Thank you for sharing at Marvelous Mondays this week.

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  8. Erin.
    You want apple flavor? I learned from a cider apple pie recipe to use a cider reduction. I would reduce 2 to 3 cups cider to 1 cup.

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    1. Thanks for the tip @ ozarkrick! That's a great idea :)

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