October 8, 2014

Apple Cider Doughnuts - minis

Hello FALL!

This afternoon, I wanted to share some
mini Apple Cider Donuts.
Do you have too many apples from apple-picking and
you're not sure what to do with them or maybe you
just want to make something for the Autumn season-
whatever the reason...

The ingredients for these little, teeny donuts are:
- 2 cups of all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup of sugar
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
- pinch of nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1/2 cup of apple cider 
  (I added 3 heaping tablespoons of apple sauce also for even more apple)
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 eggs beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon of butter - melted

Mix all of your dry ingredients in one bowl and then all of your
liquid ingredients in another separate bowl and once everything is mixed
well- then mix the 2 (dry and liquid bowls together)

Use a mini doughnut pan (it looks almost like a mini muffin pan with a
raised center for the doughnut hole. You can make these as little muffins
instead if you wish.  Bake at 325 degrees for about 10 minutes
on your pan being 3/4 full. If you are using a mini doughnut pan---
make sure you are not filling higher than the center for if you do...
you will just get a mini irregular shaped ball rather than a hole in
the center for your mini doughnut.

If you want to put a glaze on them... you can melt 3 tablespoons of butter
and 3 tablespoons of sugar and melt them in a saute pan until
the sugar is dissolved and drizzle on top as soon as they come out
of the oven.  I decided to leave the extra sweetness out because
they are just as good without the glaze!

Zestfully Let's Cultivate Food