Air Fryer Apple Cider Donut Bites

These apple cider donut bites have a delightful autumn flavor thanks to the incorporation of apple pie spice and sparkling apple cider. Plan ahead as it requires a silicone mold, which can be bought from Amazon. I got a total of 21 bites, your serving size may vary.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
21 donut bites


  • 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)


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

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

  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.

  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.

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

  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.

  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

132 Calories
3g Fat
26g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 21
Calories 132
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 153mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 57mg 4%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 34mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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