02 Oct The Best Healthy Apple Cider Donuts (Video)
The Best Baked Apple Cider Donut – Packed with spiced apple cider and all the fall spices, this healthy donut recipe is the perfect dessert or breakfast this season. It is gluten free, Paleo friendly and can be made Keto. Can’t get better than that!
Surprise! This is not a Pumpkin Recipe?
This Healthy Apple Cider Donut recipe has been on high demand from you guys. So here we are. I finally did it!
Soft and moist, these donuts will melt in your mouth.
This Baked Apple Cider Donut recipe is the best fall recipe for some sweater weather.
How to Make Paleo Apple Cider Donuts
Check out this Step by Step Instruction on How to make this easy and healthy baked donuts recipe
Healthy Apple Cider Donut Recipe
These Apple Cider Donuts are delicious and yet so healthy. They are
- Gluten Free
- Keto Friendly
Instead of the regular flour that is used in traditional deep fried donuts, I used a combination of gluten-free and Paleo compliant flours:
- Almond Flour
- Coconut Flour
- Tapioca Flour
This donut recipe is also oil and butter free. For a replacement, I used drizzly smooth almond butter.
What Texture Are Baked Apple Cider Donuts Like
Have you tried my other Fall themed Donut recipe Maple Bacon Donuts? Those bad boys are fluffy, sweet and salty. So heaven-ly.
On the other hand, these apple cider donuts have a much different texture. They are more dense, moist and slightly gooey. They melt in your mouth.
And even better, they don’t dry out or get stale after refrigeration.
Secret Ingredient for Apple Cider Donuts
Duh. Well, maybe it’s not that secretive.
The trick is to make it concentrated. In order for the apple cider flavor to come through in this donut recipe, we need to make a concentrated apple cider.
You can either make your own or use store bought apple cider. My favorite is the no sugar added spiced apple cider from Trader Joes.
Here is how to make Apple Cider Concentrate:
First, in a small saucepan, add 1 1/2 cups of spiced apple cider. Bring it to a boil then simmer for 15 – 20 minutes or until the liquid is reduced to roughly about a 1/2 cup.
Stir occasionally. Be careful not to over boil.
Then, remove from the heat and let it cool down for 20 – 30 minutes before adding it to the apple cider donut batter.
Tips and Tricks for the Best Healthy Apple Cider Donuts
1. Silicone Donut pan
Almond flour donuts tend to stick to a regular donut pan, no matter how much grease I use, I always miss a spot here and there. Therefore, the best donut baking method is to use a silicone donut pan.
It is super easy to remove the donuts once they are done baking, and you can just throw the silicone donut pan in the dishwasher.
2. Coconut oil for coating
In order to have the cinnamon sugar coating stick better, brush or dunk the donuts in some melted coconut oil.
3. Paleo Cinnamon Sugar Coating
I used cane sugar and cinnamon for the coating here, mainly for the photo effect. To make it paleo friendly, you can replace the cane sugar with the same amount of coconut sugar.
How to Store Baked Apple Cider Donuts
Once the Apple Cider Donuts have cooled completely, store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Or you can freeze them for up to a month!
Additional Storage Tips:
It is best if you store the donuts without the cinnamon sugar coating. Because the coating will melt into the donuts and they won’t have that crunchy dusty effect anymore, but they will still be really yummy and sweet.
To serve after refrigerating:
Warm the apple cider donuts in microwave for 10 – 15 seconds. Coat with cinnamon sugar. Enjoy!
If you have already coated them, you can warm it in microwave or just enjoy it cold.
Finally, without further ado, get on these paleo, gluten free and Keto friendly baked apple cider donuts that will melt in your mouth.
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