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Pancake Mix Apple Cider Donuts

Pancake mix is transformed into a baked donut that tastes like fall with the addition of apple cider both in the donut and glaze. It is a donut that is perfect in every way.

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 donuts


Apple Cider Donut

  • 2 cups pancake mix
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp butter {melted}
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg

Apple Cider Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2-2 tbsp apple cider
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Cinnamon Sugar Mixture

  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray donut pans liberally with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. In a medium bowl combine the pancake mix, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Whisk or sift dry ingredients to get rid of any lumps in the dry mix.

  3. Add the milk, apple cider, egg and melted butter to the dry mixture and mix to combine. Spoon dough into a Ziploc bag or piping bag and cut a medium sized triangle from the end of the bag. Pipe enough dough to fill each donut mold about 3/4 full because it will rise while baking. **You can also spoon the batter into each donut mold.

  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Once the donuts are cooked through {I like to press down and when it bounces back you know they are ready} remove from the oven and let them cool for a couple of minutes. Then invert them to a cooling rack to cool completely. If there is a spot where the donut is sticking to the pan then just use an offset spatula or knife to break that area loose.

  5. While the donuts are cooling combine the glaze ingredients and whisk until the mixture is smooth and thin enough to dunk your donut into but thick enough to stick onto the donut. Dunk each donut halfway into the apple cider glaze and remove back to the cooling rack. Before the glaze sets up sprinkle liberally with cinnamon sugar mixture. Serve or store in an air tight container for a couple of days. They also freeze well for up to 3 months unglazed.