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Apple Cider Donut Muffins

Your favorite apple cider donut, turned into a perfectly spiced and moist muffin, coated in cinnamon and sugar.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple, Muffin
Servings: 10 muffins


  • 1 1/2 C all purpose flour
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 1/2 C light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 3/4 C apple cider
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  • 7 Tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 3/4 C granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a muffin pan. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine apple cider, egg and vanilla extract.
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer combine flour, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. With mixer running on low, slowly incorporate wet ingredients. Mix until batter is just combined and no streaks remain. Using a large cookie scoop, divide batter between prepared muffin cavities.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Immediately turn out onto a baking sheet or cutting board.
  • Melt butter in a medium bowl. Combine remaining granulated sugar and cinnamon in another medium bowl. Coat each muffin entirely in melted butter then roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Transfer to a wire cooling rack, positioned over a baking sheet, to cool completely.


This recipe calls for apple cider (unfiltered juice). Do not use apple cider vinegar.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel