Baked Apple Cider Donuts

Prep 5 min


Cook 20 min


Ready in 25 min

The intense flavor of these donuts comes from adding apple sauce and apple juice concentrate.


  •  Oil for brushing
  • 1¼ cups (300 mL) all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup (50 mL) granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) apple pie spice
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) baking soda
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) salt
  • ½ cup (125 mL) apple sauce
  • ½ cup (125 mL) frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1   egg
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) canola oil
    Spiced Sugar
  • ¼ cup (50 mL) granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) apple pie spice


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Brush the Donut Pan with oil.

  2. For the donuts, combine the flour, sugar, spice, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and whisk until just combined.

  3. Fill a large decorating bag with dough and pipe around each well until it’s about ¾ full. Bake for 8–10 minutes, or until the donuts spring back when lightly pressed. Remove from the oven to a Stackable Cooling Rack. Let the donuts cool in the pan for 5 minutes before releasing.

  4. Meanwhile, combine the sugar and spice in small resealable bag. Add several warm donuts to the bag and toss to coat. Repeat with the remaining donuts.


  • 12  servings

Nutrients per serving:

U.S. nutrients per serving (1 donut): Calories 130, Total Fat 3 g, Saturated Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 15 mg, Sodium 110 mg, Carbohydrate 25 g, Fiber 1 g, Sugars 14 g, Protein 2 g

Cook's Tips:

You can substitute apple juice for apple juice concentrate. Add 1 cup (250 mL) of apple juice to a small saucepan. Bring it to a boil and simmer for 9–11 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the liquid reduces to ½ cup (125 mL).

Make your own apple pie spice mix by combining 1 tbsp (15 mL) of ground cinnamon, ¾ tsp (4 mL) of ground allspice, ½ tsp (2 mL) of ground nutmeg, and ½ tsp (2 mL) of ground ginger.

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