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Baked Apple Cider Doughnut Muffin Recipe


  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter room temperature
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup apple cider


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a muffin tin with the nonstick cooking spray.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, salt, 1 teaspoon cinammon and 1 teaspoon nutmeg, whisk to combine and set aside.
  • In a stand mixer, cream 10 tablespoons butter, brown sugar and 1/4 cup of the granulated sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the eggs individually and mix until incorporated. Add the vanilla extract.
  • While still mixing add the flour mixture on low speed until mixed together. Add apple cider slowly until it is combined. Make sure everything is mixed together well.
  • Add the batter to the muffin tins about 2/3 ways full.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, rotating halfway through baking.
  • While baking, whisk 1/2 cups granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon together in a small bowl. In another bowl melt 6 tablespoons butter.
  • After the muffins have cooled for 5 minutes, brush them with melted butter and roll them in cinnamon sugar while still warm.