Baked Apple Cinnamon Donuts


1 ½ cups apple cider, reduced to ½ cup

2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled

1 teaspoon baking soda

¾ teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon cardamom

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

¼ teaspoon ginger

⅛ teaspoon allspice

¼ teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons vegan butter, melted

1 egg replacer (1 tablespoon egg replacer powder + 3 tablespoons water)

½ cup dark brown sugar

½ cup granulated sugar

½ cup vegan buttermilk (½ cup unsweetened, unflavored non-dairy milk + ½ tablespoon apple cider vinegar)

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

cinnamon sugar coating

½ cup sugar

2 teaspoons cinnamon

In a medium sauce pan, simmer apple cider over medium-low heat until there's ½ cup remaining.

Start checking the amount of apple cider you have left after 10 minutes of simmering, then check every 5 minutes until you have ½ cup remaining. Pour into a bowl or measuring cup and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes.

Preheat your oven to 350 and grease your donut pan well.

(If you don't have a donut pan, use a muffin pan and aluminum foil. Grease the muffin pan then take a piece of aluminum foil, wrap it around your finger to form a cylinder shape, then press into the center of a muffin tin cavity so it's standing up straight, and pour the batter in. The aluminum foil should stick because you greased it but you could press it down a little bit so it has a flat bottom.)

Prepare the egg replacer and vegan buttermilk, let both sit for 5 minutes.

In a bowl, whisk reduced cider, melted butter, replacement egg, sugars, vegan buttermilk and vanilla. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder and spices to the wet ingredients and mix until combined.

Using a piping bag, a ziploc bag with one of the corners cut off by ½ inch, or just using a spoon, fill the donut cavities half way.

Bake for 9 to 11 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Mix together sugar and cinnamon in a medium bowl.

While donuts are still hot, toss in the cinnamon sugar then place on a cooling rack.

Repeat until all of the donuts are coated, then toss in the cinnamon sugar one more time to ensure they're fully coated. Enjoy!
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