Mulled Spiced Apple Cider Doughnuts
These apple cider doughnuts are the essence of fall. Homemade doughnuts made with mulled cider, cinnamon, apple butter, and maple. Fried to perfection, and rolled in cinnamon spice. The perfect way to welcome in the season!
1. Bring the apple cider and cinnamon to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer 20 minutes or until reduced to about 2/3 to 1 cup. Remove from the heat. Let cool 5-10 minutes. Remove the cinnamon stick and discard. Add the cider to a large mixing bowl.2. To the cider, add the butter, maple syrup, apple butter, vanilla, and eggs. Beat to combine. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and nutmeg. Using the dough hook, knead the dough until a smooth ball forms, adding 1/4 cup additional flour, if needed to bring the dough together. Cover the bowl and let rest 15 minutes. 3. Meanwhile, in a shallow bowl, combine the sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon. 4. Heat 2 inches of oil to 350 degrees F.5. Lightly flour a work surface and roll out the dough to a 1/2-inch thickness. Using doughnut or cookie cutters, cut out rounds of dough. 6. Working in batches, use a slotted metal spoon or spatula to carefully place the doughnuts into the hot oil. Fry, flipping once, until light golden brown and puffed, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Drain onto a paper towel lined plate. 7. Coat the warm doughnuts in cinnamon sugar...generously. These are best eaten slightly warm, so enjoy!