Is there anything that screams Fall more than apple cider donuts?! If you’ve never tried making homemade baked donuts before, these apple cider donuts are a must-make for this Fall season!
Not only are these apple cider donuts incredibly soft and fluffy, but it contains no dairy or eggs, is baked instead of fried, and is adorned with crunchy and sweet cinnamon sugar topping that is absolutely mouth-watering. Fall isn’t complete without apple picking and a batch of these vegan donuts!
MAIN INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE VEGAN APPLE CIDER DONUTS
- Apple Cider – Apple cider, whether store-bought or homemade, is going to create the delicious apple flavor we’re looking for in this recipe.
- Oat Flour – I love baking up my gluten-free treats with oat flour! Not only is it inexpensive, but it’s super easy to acquire.
- Flax Eggs – A flax egg is a vegan egg substitute and helps bind all the ingredients together!
- Baking Soda & Powder – Baking soda and powder give the batter that quick inflation in the oven that creates the cake-like fluffy donuts we’re looking for.
- Cinnamon – This ingredient will be used for making not only the donut, but of course, the cinnamon sugar!
- Nutmeg – Known for its spicy, nutty flavor, nutmeg perfectly complements the sweet & warm cinnamon in this recipe.
- Vegan Butter – I typically use the Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Sticks in my vegan/dairy-free baked goods. Though any vegan butter will work here, just be sure to melt it completely before adding it to this recipe.
- Coconut Sugar – I use coconut sugar when whipping up the cinnamon sugar, but you can opt for organic cane sugar if you prefer.
ADJUST THIS APPLE CIDER DONUTS RECIPE TO YOUR DIET
- Add Dairy: Although I use dairy-free butter, you could substitute it for melted coconut oil or regular butter if you’d like! You can also use regular eggs instead of flax.
- Add Gluten: You can try using 1 cup of all purpose flour instead of oat flour.
TIPS FOR MAKING BAKED VEGAN APPLE CIDER DONUTS
- Bring the wet ingredients to room temperature before you combine them with the flour and other dry ingredients.
- Don’t be alarmed if you see bubbles starting to form after mixing the wet and dry ingredients. It’s just the baking soda and powder reacting the way they’re supposed to.