Vegan Apple Cider Donuts
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First take 1½ cups apple cider and bring it to a boil in a medium sauce pot. Lower the heat to a rapid simmer for 25-30 minutes. You should have about 1 cup liquid remaining. ½ cup is for the recipe and the other ½ cup I use for dipping the donuts after baking
Serves: 9
  • All Purpose Flour 1¼ cup (157g)
  • Salt ¼ teaspoon
  • Baking Soda 1 teaspoon
  • Light Brown Sugar ⅓ cup (70g)
  • Ground Cinnamon ¾ teaspoon
  • Ground Ginger ½ teaspoon
  • Ground Nutmeg pinch
  • Ground Cloves pinch
  • Cardamom ¼ teaspoon
  • Reduced Apple Cider ½ cup *see note above
  • Vanilla Extract 1 teaspoon
  • Coconut Oil or Vegan Butter 4 teaspoons
  • Ground Flax 1 Tablespoon (8g)
  • Hot Apple Cider from the reduction above 3 Tablespoons (90ml)
  • Almond Milk ⅓ cup (78ml)
  • Cinnamon Sugar *as needed for dipping the baked donuts
  1. First reduce the apple cider as noted above.
  2. Combine ground flax seed with 3 Tablespoons of that hot apple cider and whisk smooth
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine the brown sugar with the spices and whisk smooth
  4. Add the almond milk, apple cider, melted coconut oil or vegan butter , vanilla extract and whisk smooth
  5. Add the flax paste whisk smooth and then add sifted flour, salt & baking soda and whisk smooth.
  6. Transfer batter to a pastry bag and pipe half way to the top into each of the cavities of a lightly greased Donut Pan.
  7. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for approximately 12 - 15 minutes or when they spring back when gently pressed they are done
  8. Cool slightly to be able to touch them without breaking and then dip in the remaining apple cider reduction, do not saturate them, just a quick dip and flip and then dip them in cinnamon sugar
Donuts will stay fresh for up to 4 days wrapped at room temperature.

You can freeze them for up to 1 month
Recipe by Gretchen's Vegan Bakery at