Cider Buttermilk Donuts

Average Rating 5 from 4 ratings

Fun treat made with donut maker or baked in oven. Made with our Baking & Pancake Mix.

Cider Buttermilk Donuts

Yield: approximately 5 dozen mini-donuts or 1 dozen regular-sized donuts

Cider Buttermilk Donuts


  • 1¾ cup Pamela's Baking & Pancake Mix
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ cup apple cider (reduced to 2 TBSP)
  • 2 TBSP butter, melted
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla


Whisk together Baking & Pancake Mix, cinnamon and nutmeg. Boil apple cider in a pan for about 5 minutes until reduced to 2 TBSP. Allow to cool a little. Combine reduced cider, melted butter, brown sugar, buttermilk, egg and vanilla; mix well to melt sugar. Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and stir well to combine.


Fill sprayed mini donut maker and scoop about one tablespoon of dough into each compartment. Bake about 3 to 4 minutes.


Preheat oven to 400°, fill individual spaces ⅔ full, and bake for 6 to 8 minutes, until donuts spring back when gently touched.

Eat donuts plain, toss them in sugar and cinnamon, or glaze or frost donuts when cool.

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5 Reviews or Comments for Cider Buttermilk Donuts

  1. Patty October 8, 2014 at 7:13 pm #

    These are absolutely delicious! My non-GF 18 and 21 year and their friends love these! Make them in the fall with fresh local apple cider. Highly recommend the glaze made with reduced apple cider.

    Recipe Rating: 5
  2. Sue February 22, 2015 at 9:40 am #

    This is a great recipe that I had to make a few modifications that worked well. First, I didn’t have any Apple cider so I used an equal amount of maple syrup. Second, I can’t do buttermilk so I used 3/4 cup of almond milk with 1 TB of Apple cider vinegar mixed into it. I also used coconut sugar instead of brown sugar. I used a mini donut maker and filled each well to the top. After 4 minutes, I flipped them over with a toothpick and cooked them another 3 minutes. I made a maple glaze with powdered sugar and maple syrup and glazed them when they cooled but the next day the blaze had absorbed into the donut. This recipe made about 2 1/2 dozen mini donuts. They were delicious!

    Recipe Rating: 5
  3. Joanna Eden September 12, 2016 at 10:23 am #

    Can this be made with egg replacer?

  4. Chelse September 29, 2016 at 1:38 pm #

    Great recipe! I did not have a donut maker or pan; instead, I used a muffin pan. I covered them in cinnamon sugar.

    Recipe Rating: 5
  5. Tondra Bolinger January 14, 2018 at 1:44 pm #


    Recipe Rating: 5

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