A trip to the apple orchard is quintessential fall, and what is a visit without indulging in the warm and sugary Apple Cider Doughnuts (the kind that melt in your mouth)? Since things are a little different this year, we thought why not try our own homemade doughnuts, and avoid the long lines. Well, it was a little messy of course, but very well worth it to say the least! We used a recipe from the New York Times as our guide. Follow the instructions below to try this out yourself. You can pick up almost every ingredient right at our locations, and even pick up some fresh apples and pies when you stop by!
For a dozen doughnuts:
Nonstick cooking spray
1 ¾ cup grams all-purpose flour
1 ¼ teaspoon baking powder
¾ teaspoon fine sea salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 cup of unsalted butter room temperature
¾ cups light brown sugar
¾ cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup apple cider
- Heat your oven to 350 degrees
- Use nonstick spray to grease doughnut pans. Whisk together your flour, baking powder, salt, 1 tsp cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Using a stand mixer with a paddle attached you will now mix 10 tbsps of butter, brown sugar, and ¼ cup of granulated sugar on medium speed for about four minutes. Slowly add in your eggs, mixing well after each one. Then add in your vanilla extract.
- Now add the flour mixture from step 2 on a low speed. Next add the apple cider in slowly. Make sure everything is mixed together very well.
- Taking your batter, slowly fill each of your pan holes about 75% of the way. Using a spoon works best. Put in the oven and bake a 6 hole doughnut pan for between 12-14 minutes. Use a toothpick to check if they are done yet. Then, bake your next batch of 6.
- Now while they are baking, you will whisk together ½ cup of granulated sugar and 1tsp of cinnamon in a small bowl. In another bowl, microwave 6 tsps of butter until it is melted.
- When the doughnuts are done, cool them for about five minutes. Remove them from the pans. Lightly spread the butter on them, and immediately dunk cinnamon sugar all over.
- They are now ready to be served nice and warm! Enjoy!