Baked Apple Cider Mini Donuts


Donuts:

2-1/2 Tablespoons canola oil

1/4 cup dark brown sugar

1 egg

1 cup apple cider reduced (see instructions)

1-1/4 cup all purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Couple dashes salt

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves


Coating:

2 Tablespoons melted butter

1/3 cup white sugar

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

OR

1 Tablespoon apple cider

3/4 cup powdered sugar

 

Boil apple cider in small sauce pan until reduced to a little less than 2/3 cup liquid.  Cool. 


In medium bowl mix together oil, brown sugar, egg, and cooled apple cider. In small bowl mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and cloves.


Add dry to wet and mix just until blended. Scoop batter into disposable frosting bag. Snip end off and squeeze batter into hot donut maker.


Cook – 3 to 4 minutes. (If you have a pan to use in the oven try 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.)


For cinnamon/sugar coating:

Melt butter in small glass bowl. Mix together the cinnamon and white sugar.

Brush butter lightly onto all sides of the donut. (Do not dunk to coat, they will be soggy and soak up too much sugar.)

Dip donut into cinnamon/sugar mixture to lightly coat.


For an apple cider glaze: 

Put your powdered sugar in a bowl and slowly add some apple cider stirring until it's the right consistency .  You don't want the glaze stiff like frosting but you don't want it thin like milk.


Dip the donut tops into the glaze.  I chose whichever side didn't look as nice. 

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