Apple Cider Doughnuts

Apples have certainly held their own here at Pass the Sushi this fall. With other blogs exploding into the autumnal flavors of pumpkin and other squash it has been hard to hold out – and keep making apple recipes – for as long as I have. We have had pumpkins on our doorsteps for a few weeks, jars of pumpkin filling are lining end caps, and those pesky Hersey’s Pumpkin spice kisses have been mocking me for days (ok, I maaay have jumped the gun and have something up my sleeve as far as those go…). But! I have held out and not created on pumpkin (ignore that last comment) themed recipe yet.

So enjoy these doughnuts, and maybe a few other apple treats before we head strong into November and the holiday season here on Pass the Sushi.

Caramel Apple BreadApple Cider FloatTurkey and Brie Sandwich

Apple Crumble Overnight Apple OatmealApple Upside Down CakeApple Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes

I did not care for the cider glaze (at all). Instead, I mixed some cinnamon and sugar in a brown paper bag and after each doughnut had cooled a moment, tossed them in there and shook. Remember the old Shake and Bake – works just like that.

Please go check out all the other awesome post in this weeks collection of holiday goodies!



  1. These sound absolutely fantastic! Awesome.

  2. These look awesome! I remember the first time I had a cider doughnut at the apple orchard — they’re so, so good. Yours look equally delicious and great for fall. Nice!

  3. I have never even had one of these-in fact I have never even heard of them until recently! Yours look so toasty and sugary-I am now craving these.
    Don’t feel bad about the no pumpkin posts-I am in the same predicament. Your apple posts this month have been amazing! Thanks for pulling all these links together. I look forward to more of your holiday treats.

  4. I want donuts for breakfast!

  5. These look fantastic! When can I come over for breakfast?

  6. I meant to make cider donuts weeks ago. I keep buying cider in hopes of making some. You beat me to it (again)! I’d love one (or two) right now :) I’ve honestly never had one with a sugar coating, but keep seeing and hearing about them so they must be good!

  7. I love all these fall-inspired apple cider and pumpkin spice donuts cropping up everywhere! These look so yummy :) love your blog!

  8. I love those old shake and bake ads but I’d definitely prefer to have one of your Apple Cider doughnuts…or two!

  9. I tried making apple cider doughnuts last year and they were okay… I really need to try and perfect them! I’ll give this recipe a try since yours look so delicious!

  10. Perfect doughnuts for fall!

  11. WOW, I cannot tell you how much I love apple cider doughnuts! They are a childhood thing for me. My family used to go to this cider mill when I was younger and get apple cider doughnuts right off the line which were AMAZING! These remind me of them.

  12. Your apple cider doughnuts look soooo good and I’d love to eat all of them right now! :)

  13. I have been drooling over apple cider doughnuts for awhile now. I need to get off the pumpkin bandwagon, but I too have those pumpkin kisses that I need to make something with (and no do not secretly have one already up my sleeve). Once the kisses are accomplished I promised myself to do more appley things!

  14. Yum! I need to make doughnuts! I’m still all over the apple thing, they are just so good right now!

  15. I love apple everything and your doughnuts look fabulous!!! I’m a bit relieved they’re not in my kitchen as my will power would not be strong enough to resist!

  16. The doughnuts look fantastic but then I saw all of the other delicious treats. What to choose?.

  17. These look wonderful! I’ve never made doughnuts before. BUT, I do have that vat of oil in the kitchen for frying now :-)

  18. Another scrumptious recipe! I want a dozen of these guys bad!

  19. These look so good! I made donut holes (well…donut hole mini muffins) a couple weeks ago and I thought they were just about the tastiest thing ever! Thanks for sharing!

  20. Yum! I have a recipe for baked apple cider donuts from King Arthur flour that I have been meaning to try since September! This just reminded me that I need to get moving on those. :)

  21. I’ve had such a craving for a doughnut lately. I try to fight the urge, but these look so good, I don’t think I could resist!

  22. holy apple mother of god. look at all those amazing apple treats. I purposely haven’t pumpkined everything out cause there’s just so much of it everywhere. I try to be nonconformist at times but most of the time it doesn’t work but my Boycott candy corns and dirt cups is going strong. I know in a couple years when my little niece is old enough to sugar her up I’ll have to put out all the stops. I like pumpkin for thanksgiving and if i start for Halloween I get sick of it too fast. lol that’s rambling

    anyway gorgeous little doughnuts, you make some pretty fantastic stuff little lady. have a great rest of the week :)

  23. Wow – these look absolutely incredible! Honey bunny and I love donuts – our go-to “treat” if we are out….

  24. Ohh…yummy. I’ve been looking for some donut inspiration. I’m going to make these vegan, I’ll let you know how it goes! Thanks!

  25. Ohhh these look so good! And I love the idea of cinnamon sugar on the top!

  26. oh thank gawd you put sugar on them. that is the onl way i will eat an apple cider donut. These look soooo good. I love the donut holes!

  27. These doughnuts look AMAZING!! I wish could eat one right now! Your other apple posts look amazing too!! I can hardly wait to try them!

  28. Yum, these sound so good. I love apple anything!

  29. I think these are my favorite donuts in the world or – else – I am heavily influenced by your gorgeous photos.

  30. Apple desserts are my favorite and this post has made me very, very happy! These donuts…oh my. Send me some, please:)pretty please?xx

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