Baked Apple Cider Donuts

Selected by Sam (Senior Guide)*


330ml apple cider

2 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons coconut sugar

1/3 cup apple sauce

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

¼ cup vegetable oil

1 ½ cup flour

3 tablespoons almond flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

pinch of salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon apple vinegar

For the Frosting:

1 teaspoon coconut oil

1 tablespoon sugar

1 tablespoon coconut sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon


Prep Time: 30 minutes

Baking Time: 10 - 12 minutes




Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.


Simmer. Add apple cider and sugars to a medium sized pot set to a low heat. Cook until the liquid reduces to about a cup's worth of thickened liquid, about 20 - 30 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Preheat. Set your oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a donut baking tin.

Mix. To the cooled sweetened apple cider, add the apple sauce, vanilla extract and ¼ cup of vegetable oil.

Combine. In a separate bowl, stir together the dry ingredients; flour, almond flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg and then combine the dry and wet ingredients, folding in to mix it. Careful not to over-mix and finish by adding apple cider vinegar.

Bake. Transfer the mixture to a piping bag (optional) and pipe the dough into the donut baking tin. Place the baking pan into the oven and bake for approximately 10 - 12 minutes, until the donuts are golden brown. Check with a toothpick that they are done, then remove the donuts from the oven and let them cool down completely.

Coat. Once cooled, coat the donuts with melted coconut oil and roll in a mixture of sugar, coconut sugar, and cinnamon.


Get your dry ingredients from a bulk store or bulk section of your supermarket and use your own jars and bags. Check out some of the stores in the Sea to Sky and Vancouver here.
Plant-based milks can be pre-ordered and purchased from The Velvet Underground (just across the road from Green Mo-Function Junction!) and come in re-usable mason jars or you can bring your own jars also Shop Velvet Underground Cafe If you’re interested in making your own oat, soy or nut milks, there are recipes galore online, or you can check out Velvet Underground's YouTube video here.
Bred, a bakery located in Creekside, Whistler, mills flour on their premises. Pre-order and pick up flour in store! Locally milled flour - Bred
Flourist is a Vancouver Mill & Bakery that delivers to North Shore, Burnaby, Richmond and Vancouver. All their grains are sourced from Canadian growers in addition to some wholegrains and beans!
Earth's Own are a Canadian brand who make plant-based milk products that are available widely throughout the country and are based in Burnaby, BC!

*Adapted from One Green Planet's Baked Apple Cider Donuts (Vegan)

Photos by Monika Grabkowska and Sarah Shull