I bet you were not expecting that were you!?

Not only do we bring you our very best business tips but we also love to share our favorite healthy (and not-so-healthy) recipes from time to time as this is a Healthy Hustle Community! Toady we took a stab at Apple Cider Donuts. We happened to have a donut pan from a prior failed attempt at protein donuts so you may or may not want to take a stab at this if you don’t have one. That’s my only disclaimer. Oh and don’t do it when your child is cranky or hungry also known as HANGRY unless you want them sticking their fingers in the batter!





  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk (or dairy-free milk)



  1. Stirring occasionally, simmer apple cider in a small saucepan over low heat until it reduces to a 1/2 cup – approximately 20 minutes. Once simmered down remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 2 six-serving donut pans; set aside.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt; set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl whisk oil, egg, brown sugar, granulated sugar, milk and vanilla.
  5. Add dry ingredients and reduced apple cider to the wet ingredients and mix until combine.
  6. Spoon batter into a large zip lock bag (its a thin batter unlike icing) and cut a half-inch off one corner. Squeeze batter into each donut well, filling 2/3rds full. Don’t overfill.
  7. Bake for 12 minutes or until set.
  8. For the glaze: In a separate small mixing bowl, combine the powdered sugar and milk. Heat covered in the microwave for 30 seconds. Remove from the microwave and stir until all sugar lumps are dissolved.
  9. One at a time, dip the tops of donuts into the glaze. Place donuts back on the rack and repeat until all donuts have been dipped.
  10. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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