I was perusing my extensive food pinterest board last night and came across this recipe. I had totally forgotten about it but it sounded good. My girls love apple cider and we all enjoy going to Williamsburg in the fall and getting some hot apple cider to sip on while walking the streets there. The good news for us is that I happened to have everything needed for this recipe. Bob had a huge issue calling these doughnut holes; they're made in a mini muffin pan so he said they were muffins. Either way, they were good.
Baked Apple Cider Doughnut Holes
makes about 48 doughnut holes
2 c flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1 large egg
2/3 c brown sugar
1/2 c apple butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 c honey
1/3 c apple cider
1/3 c plain yogurt (I used plain Greek yogurt)
2 Tbsp canola oil
1/4 c sugar
1 Tbsp cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 400* and spray a mini-muffin pan with non-stick spray.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. In another large bowl, whisk the egg, brown sugar, apple butter, vanilla, honey, apple cider, yogurt, and oil. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir to combine (a few lumps will be ok). Fill each muffin hole about 3/4 full. Bake for approximately 8-10 minutes.
While the donuts are baking, combine the cinnamon and sugar on a dish. When the muffins come out of the oven, dip the tops in the cinnamon-sugar, then coat the sides using a spoon. Serve warm.
The number of holes you get depends on the size of your mini-muffin pan; I got about 44 this morning, although some were rather large so I could have had 48. You could also dust with powdered sugar instead of the cinnamon-sugar if you want.
Modified slightly from Feastie.