Healthy Baked Apple Cider Donuts

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It’s that time of year again, when all I want to do is eat apple cider anything! Apple cider donuts are definitely a weakness of mine, so this year I wanted to create a healthier version that I can still enjoy! These healthy baked apple cider donuts scream cozy fall and make me want to curl up with a blanket by the fire!

I started by gathering all my ingredients and equipment. It’s always good to set these out so you’re not scrambling for them later. The trick to these being healthy is whole wheat flour, applesauce instead of oil and almond milk instead of whole milk.

Never mix the wet and dry ingredients all at once. Combine wet ingredients first, then sift in your dry. Always mix until fully combined before adding to pan.

Healthy Baked Apple Cider Donuts

Warm up with this cozy and delicious healthy baked apple cider donuts recipe!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings


  • 1 cup apple cider not vinegar
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened apple sauce
  • ½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup raw cane sugar
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp salt

Sugar Coating

  • coconut oil lightly brushed onto each donut
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg


  • Preheat oven to 350° and grease donut pan with coconut oil.
  • Combine all wet ingredients in a bowl or mixer if using.
  • Sift in the dry ingredients and then mix slowly until fully combined.
  • Fill a piping bag with mix and pipe evenly into donut pans.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • While donuts are baking, mix your sugar coating in a shallow bowl.
  • Once donuts are ready, brush with coconut oil and coat with sugar mixture. Repeat until all coated.
  • Serve immediately, or enjoy for up to 3 days in an airtight container in the fridge!


I chose to use organic cane sugar and brown sugar, you do not have to use organic ingredients. 
You may substitute the whole wheat flour for regular flour or even almond. I used whole wheat because I wanted a healthy version.
If you prefer sweetened applesauce, use that. The donuts will be a tad sweeter if you do. 
Sub almond milk for any other kind if you prefer. 
12 servings
Approx 194 calories per serving 
Keyword apple, Apple Cider, Apple Cider Donuts, Autumn, Dessert, Donuts, Fall Dessert, Healthy

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