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Air Fryer Apple Cider Doughnut Bites

Bite-size Air Fryer apple cider doughnut bites are the perfect touch for this Fall season. The apple cider will give these little bite-sized donuts outstanding flavor and leave them incredibly moist. If you are looking for a breakfast option or even mid-day treat, try out these apple cider doughnut bites. 

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I love apple cider. That rich, sweet, and spiced flavor warms my heart and belly. I love anything pumpkin spice, but I am not going to forget about my apple cider either. These little bite-size apple cider doughnuts are the tastiest fall creation I have made. The Air Fryer gets them nice and crispy. Dip and roll in cinnamon and sugar, or try the apple pie spice blend for added flavor. Kids and adults love these doughnut bites and once you eat them, you will see why. 

Fall Inspired Air Fryer Apple Cider Doughnut Bites 

I make my own apple cider. I find making it in my Instant Pot helps infuse the flavors nicely for that rich, deep, flavorful cider. If you don’t have homemade, you are welcome to buy store bought cider. I recommend buying the better quality cider as you will get more flavor in these doughnut bites. The richer the cider flavors, the more apple cider flavor will stand out in the donuts. 

I have found the Air Fryer is an excellent alternative to making doughnuts rather than frying. It gives you a healthier aspect as you are not frying your doughnut bites in hot oil, but instead allowing hot air to heat and cook the doughnut bites. They get that same crisp texture on the outside as if you fried them. Once you dip in butter and roll in cinnamon and sugar, no one will even know they were not fried. 

These doughnuts turn out super soft, moist, and packed full of that cider flavor with the perfect cinnamon and sugar dusting. I like to make these as a treat for a quick morning breakfast. Pair with some cooked sausage or a bowl of fruit and you will have one satisfying morning meal. If you are lucky and have leftovers, store in an air-tight container until you are ready to eat them. Most often ours get gobbled up pretty fast. The next batch I make will be a double batch! I think they taste best when freshly out of the Air Fryer! 

I hope you all enjoy my fall doughnut bites. I think if you are a fan of apple cider, you will love these bites. 

Air Fryer Apple Cider Doughnut Bites

Makes – 32 to 36

Ingredients

For the Cinnamon Sugar Coating

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Instructions

  1. Heat the apple cider along with the cinnamon stick in a large saucepan for 10 minutes on medium high heat, till it is reduced to ¾ cup. Remove the cinnamon stick. Let it come to room temperature. Note: If you have just made your apple cider in your instant pot, you can skip this step and follow the instant pot version of the recipe and let come to room temperature.                                                                               
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder and the apple pie spice. Keep aside.                                                 
  3. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, reduced apple cider, buttermilk, melted butter and the egg. Whisk it well with a whisk or an electric beater till the sugar dissolves.                                                                          
  4. Add the flour mixture gradually, ½ cup at a time. Gently fold in the flour with a spatula. Do not mix vigorously. Once all the flour is mixed in, the dough with be little sticky.                                                          
  5. Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and let it chill for at least an hour. You can even keep it overnight.                                                                                                                                                                        
  6. Dust the rolling surface with flour and roll out the dough into a ½ thick disk.              
  7. Using a 1 inch circle cookie cutter or the rim of a small glass cut as many circles as you can. Re shape, reroll and cut again.                                                                                                                                                       
  8. Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a shallow plate. Whisk it well to make cinnamon sugar.   
  9. Dip each circles in the cinnamon sugar. Gently press so that the sugar adheres to the dough.                     
  10. Grease the air fryer basket with melted butter.
  11. Arrange the cinnamon sugar dipped dough bites in a single layer.                                                                                                
  12. Air fry at 350F for 7 minutes. Repeat with the rest of the prepared circles.                                                                              
  13. Serve immediately.                                                                                                                                                       

Notes

Instead of Apple Pie Spice, use the following spices:

  • 2 teaspoon of ground Cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon of ground Nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon of Allspice

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Air Fryer Apple Cider Doughnut Bites
Author: Laura
Ingredients
  • cups of Apple Cider
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 3.5 cups of All Purpose Flour (we use King Arthur)
  • 1 tbsp of Baking Powder
  • 1 tbsp of Apple Pie Spice
  • 1/2 cup of Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 cup of Buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup Melted Butter
For the Cinnamon Sugar Coating
  • 1 cup of Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tbsp of Ground Cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Heat the apple cider along with the cinnamon stick in a large saucepan for 10 minutes on medium high heat, till it is reduced to ¾ cup. Remove the cinnamon stick. Let it come to room temperature. Note: If you have just made your apple cider in your instant pot, you can skip this step and follow the instant pot version of the recipe and let come to room temperature. 

  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder and the apple pie spice. Keep aside.

  3. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, reduced apple cider, buttermilk, melted butter and the egg. Whisk it well with a whisk or an electric beater till the sugar dissolves.

  4. Add the flour mixture gradually, ½ cup at a time. Gently fold in the flour with a spatula. Do not mix vigorously. Once all the flour is mixed in, the dough with be little sticky.

  5. Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and let it chill for at least an hour. You can even keep it overnight.

  6. Dust the rolling surface with flour and roll out the dough into a ½ thick disk.

  7. Using a 1 inch circle cookie cutter or the rim of a small glass cut as many circles as you can. Re shape, reroll and cut again.

  8. Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a shallow plate. Whisk it well to make cinnamon sugar.

  9. Dip each circles in the cinnamon sugar. Gently press so that the sugar adheres to the dough.

  10. Grease the air fryer basket with melted butter.

  11. Arrange the cinnamon sugar dipped dough circles in a single layer.

  12. Air fry at 350F for 7 minutes. Repeat with the rest of the prepared circles.

  13. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Instead of Apple Pie Spice, use the following spices:

  • 2 teaspoon of ground Cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon of ground Nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon of Allspice

Laura Awe Filled Homemaker

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