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healthier apple cider donuts

Healthier Apple Cider Donuts

Jacklin Altman
These apple cider donuts pack big fall flavor while being lower in sugar, calories, and points. Yield: 12 small donuts
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 141 kcal


  • Mixing Bowls
  • Donut Pans
  • Oven


  • 1 1/2 cups apple cider
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar loosely packed
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup milk I used oat
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped green apple approx 1 large apple
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice or just cinnamon
  • optional 1/2 cup sugar mixed with 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon to roll donuts in


  • Pour cider into a small nonstick pan and cover over medium high heat until it has reduced to a thick, sticky syrup (you want roughly 1/3 cup). Roughly 20 minutes. Set aside and allow it to cool.
  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice and whisk together
  • In another bowl, combine milk, egg, apple cider syrup, sugar, apple sauce, and melted coconut oil
  • Pour dry mixture into wet mixture and stir until just combined (avoid over-mixing). Add in chopped apples and fold throughout the batter.
  • Grease your donut pans with non-stick cooking spray and fill evenly with batter (about 2 tbsp per donut). I prefer to pipe the batter by putting the batter in a gallon bag and cutting the tip. Just cut it large enough that the apple chunks don't get stuck.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow donuts to cool for 10 minutes. Once cooled, you can roll them in sugar if you wish. Serve immediately and enjoy!


Calories: 141kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 3gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 112mgPotassium: 84mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 40IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 1mg
Keyword donut, donuts, my ww, weight watchers, WW, fall, apple, apple cider
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