Maple-Glazed Apple Cider Donuts Recipe

Made with fresh apple cider and a touch of warm spices, these donuts are then dipped in a luscious maple glaze, providing a sweet and tangy finish. Whether you’re enjoying a cozy morning at home or exploring the picturesque landscapes of New Hampshire, this recipe will guide you through creating a treat that showcases the region’s culinary charm. Get ready to immerse yourself in the flavors of fall and experience the sweet joy of New Hampshire with every heavenly bite.


For the donuts:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
For the maple glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the apple cider, buttermilk, melted butter, egg, and vanilla extract.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined, being careful not to overmix. The batter will be slightly sticky.
  4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate the dough for 1 hour to allow it to firm up.
  5. Heat vegetable oil in a deep pot or fryer to 350°F (175°C).
  6. On a floured surface, roll out the chilled dough to a thickness of about 1/2 inch. Use a donut cutter or two differently sized round cookie cutters to cut out the donuts and their centers.
  7. Carefully place the donuts in the hot oil, frying them in small batches for about 2-3 minutes per side or until golden brown. Use a slotted spoon to transfer them to a wire rack lined with paper towels to drain excess oil.
  8. In a medium bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, maple syrup, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth and well combined.
  9. Dip each cooled donut into the maple glaze, ensuring both sides are coated. Return the glazed donuts to the wire rack and let them sit for a few minutes to allow the glaze to set.
  10. Serve the Maple-Glazed Apple Cider Donuts as a delightful treat to enjoy during autumn days in New Hampshire. Savor the warm, comforting flavors that embody the spirit of the Granite State, and let each bite transport you to a place of sweet bliss.

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