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Guilt-Free Apple Cider Baked Donuts with Maple Glaze

Delicious, guilt-free mini baked donuts which are both easy and quick to prepare.
Keywords:apple cider donuts, baked donuts, donuts recipes, guilt-free donuts, snack recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 26
Calories66 kcal
Cost $ 0.33 per donut


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  • For the Apple Cider Baked Donuts:
  • 1 cup and 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 large egg at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup fresh apple cider
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • For the Maple Glaze:
  • 1-1/4 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon dark corn syrup or Karo
  • 1/2 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon maple flavoring optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 º F (177 º C).
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sea salt, and cinnamon. In a small separate bowl, whisk the egg. Set both aside.
  • In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the apple cider, sugar and butter, stirring continuously until butter has just melted. Remove from heat, let cool for 2 minutes, and stir in the apple cider vinegar, vanilla, and whisked egg. Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry; stir well with a whisker until combined and almost no lumps are visible.
  • Using a tablespoon or a cookie scooper, spoon/scoop batter into a donut pan (3/4 full). Bake in the oven for 12-14 minutes (standard-size, yielding about 6 donuts) or for 6-7 minutes (mini baked donuts, yielding about 26), or until light brown and cooked through. Let cool for 2-3 minutes on a rack. Then, remove baked donuts from pan and place them directly on a rack to cool completely before dipping into glaze.
  • For the Maple Glaze: Whisk everything together in a small bowl until smooth. Set rack of donuts over a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Dip the top of the baked donuts into the maple glaze, turning to coat well. Let baked donuts rest on rack until glaze sets.


Calories: 66kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 63IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg
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