Baked Apple Cider Donuts (Vegan)

Shanika Graham-White


You haven’t fulfilled your fall festivities without savoring an apple cider doughnut. Super fluffy, soft, moist and completely dairy-free, these vegan (and baked, not fried) doughnuts truly are great for all to partake. The doughnut base is filled with fall spices, including cinnamon and nutmeg, and the finished confection is covered with a light yet satisfying cinnamon-brown sugar coating. Invest in a doughnut baking pan with 6 wells, and I guarantee it’ll get use year after year.

Three Baked Apple Cider Donuts Sit On a Long White Plate Surrounded By Star Anise, Small Bowls of Cream and Cinnamon Sticks.

Three Baked Apple Cider Donuts Sit On a Long White Plate Surrounded By Star Anise, Small Bowls of Cream and Cinnamon Sticks.
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Baked Apple Cider Donuts (Vegan)

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 319 kcal
Author Shanika Graham-White



Sugar Coating



  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray doughnut baking pans with 6 wells.
  2. In large bowl, whisk milk and apple cider vinegar. Set aside 2-3 minutes.
  3. Whisk in oil, apple cider and vanilla.
  4. In separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and sea salt.
  5. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just combined and batter is thick and smooth, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Using piping bag, pipe batter into prepared doughnut pan wells, filling each about 3/4 of the way.
  7. Bake 10 to 13 minutes or until toothpick inserted into doughnuts comes out clean.
  8. Allow doughnuts to cool 5 minutes before releasing from pan and onto cooling rack.

Sugar Coating

  1. Whisk together sugar, cinnamon and apple pie spice until combined.
  2. In separate bowl, melt butter.
  3. Once doughnuts are cooled, dip each doughnut into melted butter followed by sugar mixture, ensuring both sides are well coated.
  4. Set back onto cooling rack so coating sets in. Repeat until all doughnuts are coated.

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Nutrition Facts
Baked Apple Cider Donuts (Vegan)
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 319 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Sodium 262mg11%
Potassium 242mg7%
Carbohydrates 64g21%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 53g59%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 571IU11%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 119mg12%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Shanika Graham-White

Food Blogger + Recipe Developer, Shanika, is part kitchen ‘ninja’ and connoisseur of interior decorating (hence her passion for beautifully staged food photos). She is a self-taught cook | baker, who has also partnered with top brands (Navitas Organics, SunButter, So Delicious Dairy-Free, Organic Valley, + more) to be the source for comfort food and sweets, with a healthy twist. She desires to help others turn the ‘little’ that they have into something magical---great food! On her blog, Orchids + Sweet Tea, you will find dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan versions of your old + new favorites!