These homemade apple cider donuts are so easy to make and absolutely delicious. Serve them while still warm for the best results!
Apple Cider Donuts Recipe
One thing that I love about Fall is visiting the apple orchard or the pumpkin patch with my children. They are starting to think that they are too old for it these days, but we have always loved going on a hayride, the corn mazes and even to the pumpkin patch to pick our own pumpkins.
Every time we go, we always end our trip the same way....with a steaming cup of hot apple cider or hot chocolate and some apple cider donuts. It's usually fairly chilly when we make this family outing, so this is the perfect way to warm up before getting in the car and heading home.
I know that for many people, an apple cider donut has more of a cake texture as opposed to the yeast donut in this recipe, but I have actually purchased them made both ways and I much prefer the lighter texture of the "yeast donut" version of an apple cider donuts recipe. With this recipe, you have all of the flavor of the traditional version, but none of the "heaviness" of the old-fashioned recipe (then again, I have never been a fan of the "cake donuts", so I may be a little biased!
These are going to taste best if you serve them fairly quickly after you make them. You do need to let them cool for a few minutes before you put the glaze on them, but I would plan to serve them within a few minutes of glazing them. They won't taste "bad" if you wait an hour or two to serve them, but they won't taste as good!
Oh - and if apple cider donuts aren't your "thing" - make sure to try my baked chocolate glazed donuts recipe or even my easy cinnamon rolls!
Homemade Apple Cider Donuts Recipe
- 1 can Pillsbury Grands Biscuits
- 1 cup Powdered Sugar
- 3 tbsp Apple Cider
- 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 cup Sugar
- Vegetable Oil for frying
- In a heavy pot or a deep fat fryer, heat oil over medium heat to about 350.
- Combine cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar in a shallow bowl and mix well.
- In another bowl, beat powdered sugar and apple cider with whisk until smooth.
- Separate dough into 8 biscuits.
- Using small cutter, cut hole in center of each (you can use the cut-out parts to make donut holes, if you want)
- Place biscuits in hot oil and fry each side until golden brown.
- Remove from oil, dust in cinnamon sugar mixture and place on cooling rack.
- Drizzle each donut with glaze.
This looks so yummy! Thank you for sharing. Love donuts and apple cider- why not combined!!
I'm so excited about this! I make the biscuit donuts all the time. I never thought of the apple cider!
Kristina and Millie
nom nom nom! what could be better than mixing delicious apple cider into a donut batter?!?! Why haven't anyone thought of this before? Gosh I want one (dozen) right now!
YUMMY! Thank you for bringing this delish recipe to the Wonderful Wed. Blog Hop. I featured you on my fb page with the number at the blog hop for readers to find you easily. I hope you will come back next week with another great link. Carrie, A Mother's Shadow
Erin @ Simple, Sweet & Savory
Hey, Mindi! Saw these at the link party and just had to come check them out for myself. They look amazing and super easy! Can't wait to try 'em!
Joanne T Ferguson
G'day! Looks yum and thanks for sharing at our #SayGdayParty
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Cheers! Joanne @ What's On The List All submission Pinned
These donuts are calling my name! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!
Thank you for linking up your delicious donuts! Your recipe has been featured at our Simple Supper Tuesday Linky Party at Moore or Less Cooking! Nettie
Nicole from Flavors by Four
Just wanted to let you know we featured these donuts at this week's Wonderful Wednesday Party... Come over and check it out 🙂
Hi, is there another brand of biscuits I can use, not sure we get Pillsbury biscuits in Australia
Yum these sound amazing. Great for all your fall parties.
These look and sound delicious! And I like the easy recipe using biscuits!
Perfect for fall! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday. 🙂
Apple Cider Donuts are one of my favorites! Love them!
Amazing and easy recipe. I love your blog and your amazing recipes
Tracy @ Our Simple Homestead
I just love that you had apple cider to this donut recipe. This is a great Fall / Halloween recipe.