Mickeys Apple Cider Donuts Recipe

    Nothing says autumn to me like apple cider. I am a huge fan of apple cider. One of my favorite childhood memories was going to the pumpkin farm to pick out our pumpkins and then heading over to the concession area to get some wonderful baked goodies and a great large cup of apple cider. Oh, how I long for those days.

    Let’s bring back those memories by making some Mickey Mouse cider donuts by following this easy recipe. Because these donuts are baked rather than fried, there is no hot oil involved, making them ideal for children to assist in the preparation. They’ll also get a kick out of glazing the “faces” and “ears.

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    Mickeys Apple Cider Donuts Recipe
    Chocolate dipped homemade cider donuts
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    Course Breakfast, Snack
    Cuisine American
    Prep Time 30 minutes
    Cook Time 15 minutes
    Servings
    Ingredients
    Donuts
    Glaze
    Course Breakfast, Snack
    Cuisine American
    Prep Time 30 minutes
    Cook Time 15 minutes
    Servings
    Ingredients
    Donuts
    Glaze
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    Instructions
    1. Heat the oven to 325 degrees.
    2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
    3. Set the bowl aside for now.
    4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, cider, brown sugar, buttermilk, canola oil, and vanilla extract.
    5. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients just until the batter is evenly blended.
    6. Fill the donut cups (for the Mickey faces) and the mini muffin cups (for Mickey ears) three-quarters of the way.
    7. Bake the donuts and donut "hole" muffins until they spring back when you touch them, about 8 to 10 minutes.
    8. Let the donuts and donut holes cool in the pan slightly before transferring them to a cooling rack.
    9. Make the glaze by combining the butter, milk, corn syrup, and vanilla extract in a small heavy saucepan.
    10. Heat the pan over medium heat until the butter melts.
    11. Add the chocolate and stir until it is all melted.
    12. Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the confectioners' sugar until the glaze is smooth.
    13. Set the pan over a bowl of medium-hot water to keep the glazing fluid.
    14. Immediately dip the donuts halfway into the glaze and place them on a wax paper-covered tray.
    15. Dip each donut hole by pushing it onto the end of a wooden kitchen skewer and submerging it in the chocolate.
    16. Allow the glaze on the donuts to set up (30 minutes or so).
    17. At serving time, place each whole donut on a plate and set two of the donut holes in place (at the top of the donut) for ears.
    Recipe Notes

    Helpful Tip: Make sure to use 1 tablespoon of liquid for every 2 ounces of chocolate so it doesn’t become lumpy.

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