Apple Cider Doughnuts….and GLUTEN FREE!

So! Yesterday when I paid a visit to my Chiropractor, Natalie (aka–my very own Witch Doctor….and you know how a lot of women tell their woes, rants & raves to a stylist, a la Elle Woods? For me, it is Dr. Wilson!) I asked her how her trip to New England (Connecticut) was and she told me of all the gluten goodies she allowed herself to try & the one I cannot get off my mind the most are the Apple Cider Doughnuts she got to have! She spared me details, as they were not GF….yet, I must try this treat! So, after searching the power that is Google, I was pleasantly pleased to find some variations on this fall dessert minus the gluten. Heres a recipe, & hopefully there will soon be a part 2 to this post after I bake them myself! Enjoy! xo

  • Prep: 20 min. + standing Bake: 15 min. + cooling
  • Yield: 10 Servings


  • 2 cups gluten-free biscuit/baking mix
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) quick-rise yeast
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup apple cider or juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 2/3 to 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar


  • In a large bowl, mix the first eight ingredients. In another bowl, whisk the water, butter, applesauce and vanilla until blended. Add to the dry ingredients; stir until blended. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Cut a small hole in the corner of a food-safe plastic bag; fill with batter. Pipe into a 6-cavity doughnut pan coated with cooking spray, filling cavities three-fourths full.
  • Bake at 325° for 11-14 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Repeat with remaining batter.
  • For glaze, in a small saucepan, bring apple cider to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to 3 tablespoons. Transfer to a small bowl; stir in butter until melted. Stir in enough confectioners’ sugar to reach glaze consistency. Dip each doughnut halfway, allowing excess to drip off. Place on wire rack; let stand until set.

About Along Comes Mary

Book Worm, Internet Nerd, Blogger, Daughter, Friend, Caffeine Addict, Non Smoker who sometimes smokes, Lover, Fighter, Ear with Feet, In Search of Bunbury, Gluten Free Pescatarian. Enough about me, what about YOU?;-)
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4 Responses to Apple Cider Doughnuts….and GLUTEN FREE!

  1. I love apple cider donuts. In NorCall we have an event called “Apple Hill Growers, Crafts and Wine” that goes from September through Christmas that is all about apples. There is place that makes these. We buy them, hot out of the oven, and they are to DIE for. I am going to keep this and give this recipe a try… very soon. 🙂

  2. Simone says:

    Wow ! These sound delicious! thanks for sharing this recipe!


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