old fashioned apple cider doughnuts

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fall is right around the corner, and that means it’s time for apple cider doughnuts

old fashioned apple cider doughnuts

Now that I am finally adjusting to our hectic back-to-school routine, I’m ready for fall to arrive. Our afternoons are still pretty warm, but it has been crisp and cool in the mornings. Honestly, I wasn’t ready for summer to come to an end, but I am really getting exited about fall weather, colorful leaves, and apple season.

And with apple season comes apple cider doughnuts. In my opinion, they are the best part of apple season. No trip to apple hill is complete without a caramel apple or two, and a bag of freshly made cider doughnuts.

apple cider doughnuts

Because we can’t possibly make the trip up the hill every time we want a cider doughnut, making them at home was a must.

I’ve never really been a fan of frying. It always makes the house stink like oil, and the mess is no fun, but just like jelly doughnuts, these apple cider doughnuts are not the same baked. One bite and you’ll see, cider doughnuts  are worth the smell and the mess.

apple cider doughnuts

old fashioned apple cider doughnuts

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider (reduced from 1/4 cup)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • cinnamon sugar for topping
 

Directions:

  • in a large pot or dutch oven heat oil over medium heat until oil reaches 365 degrees
  • whisk together the egg and butter milk, stir in the sugar
  • combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg
  • add dry ingredients to the wet, and then mix in the butter
  • on a well floured surface, roll dough to about 1/2 inch thickness (do not over work the dough)
  • cut with a floured doughnut cutter
  • fry doughnuts in small batches (about 2 minutes per side)
  • drain on paper towels, and then toss in sugar/cinnamon mixture
   

nothing says fall like a tall glass of apple cider and a few doughnuts to dunk

aplpe cider doughnuts

enjoy!

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