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Cider Doughnuts

Here on our 1,250-acre farm, we usually have a quick breakfast on the go. So I often keep a batch of these light and moist doughnuts on hand. They disappear quickly because no one can eat just one! —Suzanne Christensen, Defiance, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling Cook: 5 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 1-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, whisk together first 10 ingredients. In another bowl, whisk together eggs, cider and melted butter. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Refrigerate, covered, until firm enough to shape, about 1 hour.
  • Divide dough in half. On a lightly floured surface, pat each portion to 1/2-in. thickness; cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. doughnut cutter.
  • In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry doughnuts, a few at a time until golden brown, 2-3 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels. If desired, dust with confectioners' sugar.
Nutrition Facts
1 doughnut: 217 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 229mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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