Apple Cider Donut Holes are full of apple and cinnamon sugar flavors. The hot buttered rum sauce is divine!
I don’t know about you, but I’m all aboard the donut dessert trend that’s been happening the last few years. I never went crazy with any other trends in the past, but donuts... I can always go for a donut – or is it doughnut?
Whichever way you actually spell it - from caked to yeasted to every flavor in between, I’m game. My husband and I went donut crazy back in August when we did a little day trip to Portland, Oregon and consumed more donuts on our vacation that I have since I first discovered Krispy Kreme and the hot donut sign.
I’m sounding a little piggish here though, aren’t I? I swear, it’s actually just an occasional treat, and one type I love more than others are Apple Cider Donuts. The flavors of a cider donut are simple yet bursting with apple. Anytime I’m near a farm stand that’s frying up a fresh batch, I can’t resist picking up a few.
How can you really say no to the scent of freshly fried donuts that have been dusted with cinnamon and sugar? I dare you to hold off with that smell wafting towards you.
Donut eating shouldn’t be restricted just to fairs and farm stands either, baking up a batch is easier than you think and there’s no frying involved. That’s right, these are baked! Which means you can have an extra one - and even better we paired them with a hot buttered rum sauce to elevate this simple baked good into a dessert worthy to serve after dinner or at a tailgating party.
Did I mention baking them up takes hardly any effort? The most difficult part is reducing the apple cider down for a super concentrated flavor packed punch in every single bite. After that, just scoop the batter into some mini muffin pans; pop them out into a butter bath and a shake into some cinnamon sugar. No special equipment and no hot oil needed!
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