Healthy Homemade Apple Cider Donuts

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

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


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray donut pans with cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, 1 tsp. cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.
  3. In a small bowl, combine 3 Tbsp. coconut oil, apple cider, honey, and egg and whisk to combine.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry and stir to combine.
  5. Spoon mixture into donut pan until each well is evenly filled about half-way.
  6. Bake for 7 minutes and allow to cool before removing from the pan.
  7. Meanwhile, make the cinnamon sugar topping by combining sugar and 1 Tbsp. cinnamon. Stir to combine.
  8. Brush 1 Tbsp. coconut oil over the tops of the donuts. Dip the oiled-side of the donuts in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Enjoy!

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