Make a delicious little treat a little healthier with added protein, whole wheat and using the sweet flavors of Fall. This apple cider infused donut treat will have your family and friends giving up sugary, empty-calorie breakfasts and snacks forever.
Using local apples and locally purchased protein powder is a good way to support the community and enjoy baking as well.
Makes 2 – 3 dozen donuts
◾12 oz of Apple Cider
◾5 TBS unsalted butter
◾1 TBS yeast
◾2 cups plus 2 TBS flour
◾1 1/2 oz Arbonne Protein Powder (use chocolate or vanilla)
◾1 cup sugar – divided
◾1 TBS baking powder
◾2 tsp cinnamon – divided
◾1/2 tsp salt
◾4 cups canola oil for frying *I used a mix of canola, coconut, and flaxseed oil.
Heat the cider in a small saucepan to a boil over medium heat. Allow to boil 10 minutes. Remove from heat and add the butter, 1 TBS at a time. Once melted, allow the mix to cool to luke warm and add the yeast. Let sit for 5 minutes.
Beat the egg into the cider mixture.
In a large bowl, mix the flour, protein powder, 6 TBS sugar, baking powder, 1/2 tsp cinnamon and salt. Gently stir in the cider mixture but only until blended.
Allow the dough to sit while you heat the oil in a large, tall sided pot. Oil needs to reach 340 degrees F for frying successfully.
Line a baking sheet with clean paper towel and have a slotted spoon at the ready.
Add about 6 – 8 (depending on your pot size) of doughnuts to the hot oil (about a Tablespoon each) and allow to cook for 2 minutes. Remove to paper towels. Add the next batch of dough for cooking to the oil.
While the batches cook, mix the remaining sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Toss the cooked doughnuts with the cinnamon – sugar mixture
Apple Cider Donut Hole
A wonderfully moist donut. Sweet but not too sweet. Tender and wholesome. Cinnamon bursts in the mouth with every bite. You’ll want to make these more than once, more than twice, in fact, you’ll keep making these as long as you can get fresh apple cider!
Plate full of Donut Holes
Nothing could be better than a plate full of whole wheat, protein rich, fresh apple cider infused, homemade donut holes. These are so easy to make, breakfast, brunch, snack time, any time snack.
Apple Cider Donut: Take a Bite
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Arbonne Chocolate Shake
Infuse your baked items with Arbonne Protein. Locally sold at Apple Crumbles. See all product items at http://applecrumbles.myarbonne.com
Vegan Friendly Arbonne Protein
A vegan friendly protein in either chocolate or vanilla. Just think! You can add protein to your baked good and enrich the nutrient content without detracting from taste or texture. Use whole wheat flour to add additional calorie rich nutrition.
Farmers Market Apples
Buy ingredients locally. This supports the community and local farms. Plus, local products taste all that much more fresh. Enjoy the “fruits” of local folk. Bake delicious pies, cakes, donuts.