After taking a summer hiatus from blogging, I am back with a bang with these delightful apple cider donuts! They are made a bit healthier by using whole wheat flour, reducing the amount of sugar most recipes call for, and by baking them instead of frying. In fact, there is only half a tablespoon of added sugar per donut which comes almost entirely from honey, not refined sugar! I have to give my husband the credit for the idea to make a healthy apple cider donut. He is an absolute donut fanatic and gave these the thumbs up!
Healthy Homemade Apple Cider Donuts
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. cinnamon (divided)
- ¼ tsp. nutmeg
- ¼ tsp. ground ginger
- 4 Tbsp. coconut oil (divided)
- 1/3 cup apple cider
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 egg
- ½ Tbsp. sugar
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray donut pans with cooking spray.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, 1 tsp. cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.
- In a small bowl, combine 3 Tbsp. coconut oil, apple cider, honey, and egg and whisk to combine.
- Add wet ingredients to dry and stir to combine.
- Spoon mixture into donut pan until each well is evenly filled about half-way.
- Bake for 7 minutes and allow to cool before removing from the pan.
- Meanwhile, make the cinnamon sugar topping by combining sugar and 1 Tbsp. cinnamon. Stir to combine.
- Brush 1 Tbsp. coconut oil over the tops of the donuts. Dip the oiled-side of the donuts in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Enjoy!