Air Fryer Apple Cider Donut Bites

Ingredients

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons apple pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 (4 ounce) container unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ cup sparkling apple cider
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon apple pie spice
  • ¼ cup sparkling apple cider
  • 1 teaspoon caramel extract (optional)
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 5 minutes.

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  • Step 2

    Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, apple pie spice, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk together.

  • Step 3

    Combine applesauce, sparkling apple cider, melted butter, egg, and vinegar in a small bowl; whisk until well combined. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients using a spatula and blend until just combined. Using a spring-hinged ice cream scoop, fill each individual cavity of the silicone donut mold with 2 tablespoons batter. Place mold into the air fryer basket.

  • Step 4

    Decrease temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and cook for 8 minutes. Carefully turn out the donut bites and cook for an additional 2 minutes.

  • Step 5

    Remove donut bites from the basket when done and let cool completely on a wire rack before glazing, about 30 minutes.

  • Step 6

    Combine powdered sugar and apple pie spice in a small bowl and whisk together. Add sparkling apple cider and caramel extract; whisk together until the glaze is smooth.

  • Step 7

    Dip each donut bite into the glaze, rolling it so that all sides are covered with the glaze. Set on a wire rack to allow the glaze to dry and harden before eating.

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