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Baked Apple Cider Donut Holes Recipe

These moist and tasty apple cider donut holes are loaded with apple cider flavor! Great for breakfast or a snack.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: donut holes, donuts, easy donuts, Easy snack
Servings: 40
Calories: 70kcal


  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Mini Muffin Tin


  • 2 cups flour
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • teaspoons baking soda
  • teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons butter melted
  • cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 2 Tablespoons applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup apple cider

Cinnamon/Sugar Coating

  • 5 Tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup sugar


  • In a large bowl stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  • In another bowl whisk together the egg, melted butter, and brown sugar. Then add the buttermilk, applesauce, vanilla, and apple cider.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the bowl of dry ingredients and whisk together just until combined. Do not overstir.
  • Pour the batter into lightly sprayed mini muffin tins. Fill each muffin 3/4 full. Bake for 8 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • While the donut holes are baking melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl. In another bowl combine the sugar and cinnamon together.
  • When the donut holes come out of the oven dip the top of each donut hole into the melted butter, then dip into the cinnamon/sugar mixture.


Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 23mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 73IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg