Saturday, October 15, 2011

{31 Days} Cooking from Scratch: Doughnut Holes

When I asked folks on Facebook about from scratch recipes you wanted to try, I had a handful of people say doughnuts!  The perfect way to wrap up breakfast week is with a simple {& delicious} recipe for making Apple Cider Doughnut Holes. 

Making these doughnuts doesn’t take much more than making muffins.  Really.  Especially if you’re making doughnut holes. 

Now, I’ve made yeast-based doughnuts before – & they are awesome.  They work really well, especially if you don’t have a doughnut pan.  But, they do take some time & planning. 

These doughnuts, however, went together in 10 minutes, baked in a muffin tin for 10 minutes and were ready to eat just 30 minutes after I started the process.  That’s my kind of breakfast.

Will you join me in trying apple cider doughnut holes? 

Apple Cider Doughnut Holes – Adapted from Shugary Sweets


  • 2 C white whole wheat flour {or Eagle Mills w/ Ultragrain)
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • dahs of cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 C apple cider
  • 1/4 C applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


  • 1/2 T apple cider
  • 1 /2 C powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon


  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1 T cinnamon
  • 2 T melted butter


Using the bowl of your mixer, mix together 2 C flour, 1/2 C sugar, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1 tsp. baking powder, 1/2 tsp. sea salt, 1/4 tsp. nutmeg, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon & a dash of cloves. 

Mix the ingredients together until well combined. 

Add in the 1/2 C apple cider, 1/4 C applesauce, 2 eggs and 1 tsp. vanilla extract. 

Beat on medium speed for 1-2 minutes until batter is smooth & creamy. 

Lightly grease your muffin (or mini muffin tin).  Using a cookie scoop, scoop the batter into each of the muffin tins. 

Bake the doughnuts at 325 for about 10 minutes, or until the doughnut holes spring back when you touch them with your finger.  Cool for 3 minutes before removing them from the pan. 

Make the glaze by combining the 1/2 T apple cider with 1 /2 C powdered sugar and 1/2 tsp cinnamon.  Blend together until smooth. 

Or, alternatively, you can roll the doughnuts in 2 T melted butter and the sprinkle them with a mixture of cinnamon & sugar. 

Why not try these this weekend?  They are perfect for fall… & so delicious.  Especially with a warm cup of apple cider. 


Linked to: Tasty Tuesday, Melt in Your Mouth Monday, Full Plate Thursday, Strut your Stuff, URS, October Follow Fest


  1. I could be obsessed with these for sure...yum

  2. Apple cider is quite possibly one of the tastiest things about fall. Turning that fab flavor into a donut is sheer brilliance :) I will be making these soon, thanks for sharing it!

  3. I made these over the weekend and they were a definite success. Absolutely delicious!!! I have been obsessed with your recipes lately and have been trying so many and they are all so good! I love the 31 days...I am getting so many useful tips.

  4. The apple cider would really add to the flavor wouldn't it! Yum!

  5. Apple cider doughnuts rock! Thanks for sharing the great recipe.

  6. Yummy! Thanks for sharing

    ~Mrs. Delightful

  7. Hi Sno White,
    This is a great idea, I just love this recipe! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. found you through the followers fest! you totally have me drooling over here!!!

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  10. yum, these look so good! i'm stopping by from the follower fest and would love for you to stop by and checkout the huge giveaway going on at my blog- xoxo nicole

  11. Hi! I found you through the followers fest and now I am craving donuts but this recipe looks so easy, I am definitely going to try it asap! Thanks!


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