Vegan Recipes

Apple Cider Donuts

Hey Folks,

I hope this post finds you well. Finally, I wanted to post this awesome recipe for apple cider donuts. I found this recipe via My Darling Vegan.  True story, I have actually made these donuts a few times, but I finally ate something before so I can take my time and capture better pictures. They are really just that good!

Vegan Apple Cider Donuts

Baking is certainly not something I thought I would get into, but I am adding it to the list. I find it hard to get really great tasting baked goods that are also vegan. These apple cider donuts definitely fit the bill, however. I love the cinnamon taste and the unexpected spice. Before I became a vegan, I used to love those cake gas station donuts. However, those contain so many carbs and sodium that I am glad I found a better version.

Vegan Apple Cider Donuts

Print Recipe
Serves: 6 Cooking Time: 30 mins


  • Donuts
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 1/4 cup apple sauce
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Glaze Frosting
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp apple cider
  • Cinnamon sugar mix
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg



1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease your donut pan with vegan butter and set aside.


2. In a small bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices, and salt. In a separate bowl whisk together maple syrup, apple cider, apple sauce, canola oil, and vanilla extract. Add wet ingredients to dry and combine.


3. Spoon into donut pan.


4. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until donuts are browned and fluffy upon touch. Remove from oven and let cool


5. Make the glaze, whisk together powdered sugar and apple cider in a small shallow bowl. In a separate bowl, combine ingredients for cinnamon sugar topping.


6. After the donuts cool, dip the donuts in the frosting and then sprinkle with the sugar mix.

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  • WHATTT I am sooo happy that I found your blog!! Also apple cider donuts are to die for, LOVE THIS POST!!

  • Jolene Sng-Ong

    That looks delicious! I love that it is baked too. Makes cleaning up after so much easier!

  • Brittany Limberakis

    Okay I love that you had to eat something first 😂 I’m the same way! These sound amazing though and I’ll totally have to give them a try!

    • Oh yeah. I don’t like to post things that don’t taste good. I am trying to encourage people to be vegan 🙂

  • You have just inspired me to make my own donuts for the first time.

    • This definitely was my first time 🙂

  • HOLY smokes these look so good! It doesn’t help that I am so hungry waiting for my lunch lol I could probably eat five right now!

    • LOL – I ate these on my own over two days myself. They are so yummy!