Cider is one of the best drinks to enjoy during the holidays. Apples are in season during the Fall which leads to a surplus of apples to use for delicious products like cider! Some grocery chains don’t even sell apple cider, sparkling or not, until holiday season rolls around. So you must take advantage of that during this time of year and not only drink cider, but get very creative with it and use it in recipes! We’ve got 10 delicious cider drinks and desserts from the Food Monster App we think you should try this holiday season!

1. Mulled Rose Cranberry Pear Cider

Mulled Rose Cranberry Pear Cider

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This Mulled Rose Cranberry Pear Cider by Claire Ragozzino is full of flavors that complement each other beautifully and warm you in winter time. You will not believe how simple it is to make! Give it a go!

2. Maple Cider Cookies

Vegan and gluten-free Maple Cider Cookies

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While most people may find these Maple Cider Cookies by Ashley Flitter to be a little less sweet than expected for a cookie, we definitely find them to be the perfect after-dinner treat. The maple sugar adds a smokey note, while the cider gives them a bit of tang. If you love oatmeal, then you’ll definitely dig these cookies. Also, these are healthy enough to eat for breakfast – so you know – cookies for breakfast – yay!

3. Apple Cider Moscow Mule

Apple Cider Moscow Mule

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Add a warming fall twist on the classic Moscow mule with a space of sparkling (or non-sparkling) apple cider. Try this Apple Cider Moscow Mule by Rebecca Blackwell this holiday season!

4. Apple Cider Cookies

Vegan apple cider cookies

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These chewy Apple Cider Cookies by Michele Elizabeth may be the best fall cookies ever! They are chewy in the middle and have crisps edges, they are vegan and absolutely delicious!

5. Apple Cider Donuts

Vegan apple cider donuts

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With just one bowl, this Apple Cider Donut recipe by Michele Elizabeth is so simple but so delicious. The texture is so light and air like a cake but with a nice texture crunch from the sugar coating they are rolled in. Give them a go!

6. Apple Cider Cake With Whipped Cream

Vegan apple cider cake with whipped cream

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Is apple cider your favorite drink? Whether it is or isn’t, you are bound to love this Apple Cider Cake With Whipped Cream by Petra Vogel. It is so moist and full of delicious apple flavor. The perfect fall cake and dessert!

7. Spiced and Spiked Apple Cider

Spiced and Spiked apple cider in saucepan

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As it gets cooler outside, warm up with this delicious and comforting Spiced and Spiked Apple Cider by Dawn Kriss with a little bit of an edge! Make a big batch for your holiday gathering, or just enough for a cozy evening at home.

8. Apple Cider Donut Holes

Vegan apple cider donut holes

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This recipe by Gabrielle St. Claire for Apple Cider Donut Holes is great because it involves minimal ingredients, is effortless, and you can make donut holes in bulk – plus they’re delicious. These apple cider donut holes are the perfect sweet treat because they don’t have too much sugar and they look impressive. These tasty bite-sized morsels also make great gifts.

9. Chaga Cider

Chaga Cider

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Everybody is getting on the Chaga mushroom train and with good reason – Chaga is pretty magic. This little mushroom is prized for its medicinal capabilities and this Chaga Cider by Christine DesRoches is the perfect way to take your medicine. The cinnamon, vanilla, and apple flavors mix together seamlessly to make a tasty, healthy beverage.

10. Apple Cider Protein Doughnuts

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These spiced Apple Cider Protein Doughnuts by Robin Runner are springy in texture — the perfect balance between dense and light. They’re moist from the apple cider vinegar and they get their additional sweetness from vanilla protein powder, coconut sugar, and an optional topping of cinnamon sugar. Don’t wait until after a workout to grab a bite one of these because they make a great breakfast.

Enjoying these cider drinks and desserts? You might also love these 31 Awesome Apple Recipes This Will Make You Feel Warm and Cozy and our Holiday Desserts Recipe Archives. We also highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 15,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

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