Baked Apple Cider Donuts


Here's a delicious donut recipe to try this fall!

2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup applesauce
1/4 cup apple cider
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Apple Cider Glaze:
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons apple cider
pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 2 donut pans. In a medium bowl, sift together
flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. In a glass measuring cup mix together oil, eggs, sugar, applesauce, cider, and vanilla. Add to flour mixture and stir just until combined. Fill the wells of each donut pan nearly to the rim. Bake for 15-18 minutes until toothpick inserted into the center of one comes out clean. Remove from oven. After 5-7 minutes, remove from pan and transfer to cooling rack. 

To make the glaze, whisk together powdered sugar, apple cider and salt. While the donuts are still warm, dip each into the glaze and return to cooling rack until glaze is set. Makes 12 donuts. 
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