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Old Fashioned Apple Cider Doughnut Recipe

Classic fried yeast doughnuts with fall spices and apple cider flavor.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time4 mins
rising time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 49 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cider doughnuts, fall baking, fall party recipes, yeast doughnuts
Servings: 12 doughnuts
Calories: 232kcal
Author: Katie Shaw, Heart’s Content Farmhouse



  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons boiled cider
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons yeast
  • 3 1/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice

Cinnamon Sugar:

  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Combine all dough ingredients in stand mixer or bread machine on the dough cycle.  If dough is too wet to form ball, add more flour a bit at a time.  Knead until smooth or atllow bread machine to complete its cycle.
  • (Skip this step if using bread machine, it will do this for you.)  Turn dough out into oiled bowl and cover.  Allow to rise in a warm place one hour or until doubled in bulk.
  • Stretch dough into approximately 10 x 12 rectangle.  Cover and allow to rest 10 minutes. Flour work surface and rolling pin.  Roll dough out into rectangle about 1/2 inch thick.
  • Using doughnut cutter or two round biscuit cutters, cut into doughnut shape.  Cut as close together as possible to avoid wasting dough. Place on parchment paper squares, cover, at let rise at least 60 minutes, until very puffy.
  • Heat 3-4 inches of oil to 330-340 degrees and fry 2 minutes per side.  Drain and coat in cinnamon sugar. Serve immediately.



Can also be topped with glaze of 1 tablespoon boiled apple cider, 1 cup powdered sugar, and dash of milk Best eaten the day they are made


Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 162mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 56IU | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 2mg