In-Your-Sleep Apple Cider Doughnut Bites
These homemade doughnut holes are so simple, you can practically make them in your sleep. In-Your-Sleep Apple Cider Doughnut Bites are made using Bisquick and just a few other ingredients, and will become a favorite fall recipe in no time. Apple cider and apple pie spice is included in the batter to give these doughnuts a delicious apple flavor that's great any time of year. Simply mix the batter, fry the doughnuts, and roll them in cinnamon and sugar for a fluffy, crispy pastry that's a treat you can embrace any time of the day.
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An easy way to coat the donuts with the cinnamon sugar is to place the mixture into a clean brown lunch bag and then drop in the donuts and shake the bag until they are completely coated.
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- 2 cups baking mix (such as Bisquick)
- 1 cup flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoon Apple Pie Spice (or a bit more if you like)
- pinch of salt
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 cup apple cider
- vegetable oil for frying, about 4 cups
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Combine baking mix, flour, sugar, spice and salt in a large bowl, fluffing with a fork to mix. Beat the egg and add the cider. Add the egg/cider mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until it is a sticky thick batter. Add more baking mix by tablespoonsful if necessary it should be like a very thick pancake batter.
Combine sugar and cinnamon in a medium bowl and set aside.
Heat a deep, wide pot or a wok over medium high heat and add oil to a depth of 3 inches. Use a thermometer to check the oil it should be at 350 degrees F before you add any donuts.
Use a small ice cream scoop or a large melon baller to measure out portions and drop the batter into the oil about 6 at a time they will bob and roll so use a wire sieve or tongs to keep them frying on one side at a time.
Fry for 3 minutes and then turn and continue to fry for another 3 minutes or until they reach a medium brown color - if the balls are larger than 1 inches they may take a bit more time but adjust the heat keep the oil at 350 continuously so that they do not get too brown before the center is cooked.
Use a wire sieve or slotted spoon to remove the donuts to a wire rack set over paper towels in a baking sheet and continue to fry the rest of the dough. While each batch is frying, drop the finished donuts into the cinnamon sugar mixture while still warm and toss to coat, then return to the wire rack to finish cooling.