Easy Apple Cider Donuts
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Serves: 2 dozen
  • 2 cups baking mix (such as Bisquick)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup sugar (can be increased to ⅓ cup)
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • oil or shortening for frying
  • Exotic Spice Blend:
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • ⅛ tsp cardamon
  • Traditional Spice Blend:
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • ⅛-1/4 tsp mace
  • Cinnamon Sugar:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  1. Heat enough oil in a deep pot (like a dutch oven or wok) to deep fry–about 2-3 inches of oil. Heat oil to 375 degrees F.
  2. Mix the flour, baking mix, sugar and whichever spice blend you wish to use in a medium bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat egg. Add the egg to the flour/spice mixture. Add the apple cider. Stir blending well. You should have a VERY thick and sticky batter, where a spoon will almost stand up in it, but too soft to roll or knead. Add more flour or baking mix if necessary to get this texture.
  4. Using a teaspoon or a drop cookie scoop (looks like a small ice cream scoop) or a larger melon baller, drop batter into hot oil, not overcrowding the pan–maybe about 6 or 7 drops at a time.
  5. Fry on one side approximately 5 minutes, or until golden brown and bubbles begin to form on the unfried side facing you. Flip and fry the other side until golden brown.
  6. Drain on a paper towel covered plate. Repeat until all batter is fried.
  7. Mix cinnamon sugar ingredients and place in a sturdy plastic or better yet, brown paper bag (like a lunch bag).
  8. Shake donuts in cinnamon sugar and serve.
Recipe by The Midnight Baker at https://bakeatmidnite.com/easy-apple-cider-donuts/