Vegan Apple Cider Donuts

Just because we’re vegan, doesn’t mean we should miss out on Apple Cider Donut Season. Especially when they are this easy to make! These donuts are exactly how you remember them - made with fresh apple cider, all the right spices, and coated in sugar. What’s not to like?

These are best dunked in coffee - if that’s your kind of thing (of course it is). Happy dunking!

Are you making these? Let me know what you think in the comments! Tag me on Instagram!

vegan apple cider donuts


Donut pan (like this one!)
1 ½ cups apple cider
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
¾ tsp baking soda
1 ½ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp cardamom
¼ tsp nutmeg
¼ tsp salt
2 tbsp vegan butter or coconut oil, melted
1 egg replacement (like Bob’s Red Mill)
½ cup packed brown sugar
½ cup cane sugar
½ cup plain, unsweetened nondairy milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup cane sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp cardamom
¼ tsp nutmeg
½ cup (or 1 stick) vegan butter, melted

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease your donut pan with vegan butter or coconut oil.

  2. Start by reducing the apple cider. Pour into a small saucepan and simmer over medium-low heat. Stir occasionally and allow to reduce for about 20 minutes. You’re looking to be left with about ½ cup cider reduction. Set aside to cool for at least 10 minutes.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, spices and salt.

  4. In another bowl, mix the melted butter or coconut oil, vegan egg, sugars, nondairy milk and vanilla. Add this mixture to the dry ingredients, mix together and then add the apple cider. Stir thoroughly until completely combined.

  5. Spoon the batter into the donut pan, about 2 ½ tbsps each.

  6. Bake for about 12 minutes, or until the tops are lightly browned. Test with a toothpick and ensure it comes out clean. Allow donuts to cool for about 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Make sure to grease the pan between every batch.

  7. Combine the sugar and spices together in a small bowl. Add the melted butter to another. Dunk the donuts in the butter, and then in the sugar and spices. Make sure to thoroughly coat at least the top of the donuts with the sugar.

  8. These are best served warm, but are delicious at room temperature as well.

  9. Enjoy!