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Baked Vegan Apple Cider Donuts


Forget the common chains, make delicious donuts at home. Florida Crystals® Organic Light Brown Raw Cane Sugar provides the sweetness, while applesauce and fall spices bring a little taste of fall into the summer season.

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12 donuts
For the Donuts
  • 2 teaspoons Coconut oil, to grease the pans
  • 1/2 cup Apple cider
  • 1 3/4 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon Allspice
  • 8 ounces Plant based butter alternative
  • 1 cup Florida Crystals®Organic Light Brown Raw Cane Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Applesauce
For the Topping
  • 1/2 cup Florida Crystals®Organic Light Brown Raw Cane Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Florida Crystals® Organic Raw Cane Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup Florida Crystals® Organic Powdered Raw Cane Sugar
  • 4 teaspoons Apple cider
For the Donuts

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 2 (6-count) donut pans with coconut oil.

Step 2

Place the apple cider in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the cider reduces to ¼ cup. Remove from heat and set aside to cool down. 

Step 3

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Set aside.

Step 4

In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer, cream plant based butter and sugar until light and fluffy. About 3 minutes. Add vanilla. 

Step 5

Add flour mixture and applesauce alternately ending the process with flour mixture. Continue mixing until well incorporated. Scrape the bowl as needed. Slowly add reduced apple cider, mix until well combined. 

Step 6

Spoon the batter into the prepared pans. Fill then ¾ of the way. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and allow the donuts to cool down for 5 minutes. Remove from pan. 


For the Topping

Step 7

While the donuts are baking, mix light brown sugar with raw cane sugar and cinnamon. Set aside. Prepare and icing by mixing powdered sugar with 4 teaspoons of apple cider.

Step 8

While the donuts are still warm, coat them with the sugar-cinnamon mixture. If desired, drizzle with apple cider icing. Serve warm.

Additional Tips

The moisture in Florida Crystals® Organic Light Brown Raw Cane Sugar, allows for the sugar-cinnamon topping to stick better to the donuts as well as adding an extra layer of flavor.