Apple Cider Pecan Mini Doughnuts

A slightly indulgent fall breakfast treat
Staff Writer
Apple Cider Mini Doughnuts

Lifeway

Recipe Courtesy of Lifeway

These doughnuts may be small, but what they lack in size, they make up in flavor. 

16
Servings
208
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Cider Reduction: Heat cider in a medium sauce pan to a boil (be careful not to let it boil over). Reduce heat and let the cider simmer, reducing to ¼ cup. Set aside to cool until thick.

Ingredients

For the Doughnuts

  • 1 1/2  Cup  all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  salt
  • 2  Teaspoons  cinnamon
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  nutmeg
  • 1  Cup  plain non-fat kefir, such as Lifeway
  • 1/4  Cup  cider reduction (recipe in notes)
  • 1/2  Cup  sugar
  • Large apple, peeled and diced
  • 1/4  Cup  pecans
  • 2  Cups  apple cider

Directions

For the Doughnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit. Spray a mini doughnut pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.

In medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. In large bowl, mix together kefir, cider reduction, applesauce and sugar. Add in flour mixture and until combined. DON’T OVER MIX! Fold in apples and pecans.

Spoon batter into mini doughnut pan wells, filling each no more than halfway full (you will have extra batter for extra batches). Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until cooked through. Remove from oven and cool for ten minutes before popping out of the pan. Cool completely before topping, or enjoy warm.

Feel free to make any adjustments or substitutions you see fit. We bet our Lifeway Organic Whole Milk kefir would make these extra creamy, and substituting pear for apple would also be delightful! In place of white sugar, try coconut palm sugar or a stevia for baking blend, if you enjoy the taste.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
13%
Sugar
9g
10%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
31g
24%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
22µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
51mg
5%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
16µg
4%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
36mg
11%
Phosphorus, P
112mg
16%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
281mg
19%
Water
22g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%