These delicious Vegan Baked Apple Cider Donuts are full of tasty fall flavors with apple and cinnamon. Just the perfect bite to have on a foggy, chilly, late-autumn afternoon along with a steaming cup of tea.

Baked Apple Cider Donuts [Vegan]



Cooking Time




For the Donuts: 

  • 11.2 ounces apple cider
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cup apple sauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 3 tablespoons almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon apple vinegar

For the Frosting:

  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. In a pot, add 11.2 ounces apple cider, 2 tablespoons sugar, and 2 tablespoons coconut sugar. Bring to a simmer and cook on low until the liquid reduces and thickens about 20-30 minutes. By the end, we should have about 1 cup's worth of thick liquid. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a donut baking tin.
  3. To the apple liquid, add 1/3 cup apple sauce, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1/4 cup vegetable oil.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients: 1 1/2 cup flour, 3 tablespoons almond flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, a pinch of salt, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg.
  5. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, fold in to mix it, but don't overmix. Lastly, stir in 1 teaspoon of apple vinegar.
  6. Transfer the mixture to a piping bag and pipe the dough into the donut baking tin.
  7. Place the baking tin into the preheated oven and bake for approximately 10-12 minutes at 375°F, until the donuts are golden brown. Check with a toothpick that they are done, then remove the donuts from the oven and let them cool down completely.
  8. Once cooled, coat the donuts with melted coconut oil and roll in a mixture of sugar, coconut sugar, and cinnamon.
  9. Serve or store in an air-tight container for up to 4 days.