Gather your ingredients.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray your donut hole pan with cooking spray and set aside.
Pour your 2 cups of apple cider into a medium sauce pan.
Add two whole cloves. Note: They're pretty small so make sure not to add too much!
Simmer over medium heat for 15-20 minutes, until the cider is reduced to about 1/2 a cup. Remove cloves and refrigerate.
In a large bowl, add your flour.
Add baking soda.
Add baking powder.
Add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and mix to combine. Set aside.
To a large mixing bowl, add one egg.
Add brown sugar.
Add 2 tablespoons of butter, melted.
Add vanilla extract.
Add apple cider concentrate.
Mix on low until combined.
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
Fill donut hole pans with a small teaspoon. Note: Try a tester batch first. You may need to use less batter to create perfect donut holes. Bake for 9-11 minutes.
For the cinnamon sugar topping, add 1/2 cup of sugar to a small bowl.
Add 1 tablespoon of cinnamon. Set aside.
Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in another small bowl. Dip one side of your donut hole in the melted butter.
Dip donut hole in cinnamon sugar mixture. Roll donut hole around in mixture to ensure total coating.
Ta da! A bowl of delicious and festive apple cider donut holes!
Recipe inspired by: http://www.littlespicejar.com/baked-apple-cider-donut-holes/
- 2.0c Apple Cider
- 2.0 Whole Cloves
- 2.0c All Purpose Flour
- 1/2tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2tsp Baking Soda
- 1.0tsp Cinnamon
- 1/4tsp Salt
- 1.0 Egg
- 2.0Tbsp Salted Butter
- 2/3c Light Brown Sugar
- 1/2c Buttermilk
- 2.0Tbsp Apple Sauce, unsweetened
- 1.0tsp Vanilla Extract
- 3.0Tbsp Butter (melted)
- 1/2c Sugar
- 1.0Tbsp Cinnamon
- Donut hole pan