Apple Cider Donuts

Apple Cider Donuts | Beauty and Blooms

Nothing beats a brisk day at the orchard filling our baskets with apples followed by warm cider and donuts. While Ian and I make a few trips out to the orchard each season, I wanted to try making these apple cider donuts at home so I had the option to satisfy my craving without leaving the house.

Apple Cider Donuts | Beauty and Blooms

I kept my expectations low since this was my first attempt at baking apple cider donuts. Luckily this recipe was fool-proof and they came out of the oven nice and fluffy.

Apple Cider Donuts | Beauty and Blooms

After they cooled I rolled them in cinnamon sugar and took my first bite. Right away I knew I was in trouble! They were delicious! I kept a few to enjoy for breakfast, but the rest were packaged up for Ian to take to work. That is the one downside to baking these at home – you can’t limit yourself to just one! So I suggest if you decide to bake these you invite a few friends over to nibble on this fall treat!

Apple Orchard

Apple Orchard | Beauty and Blooms

Snow has frosted our rooftop, but Ian and I are still daydreaming of our last fall excursion – a sunny afternoon at the apple orchard. We got a bit carried away picking apples and left with a huge basket full! The rest of the week was packed with apple pie, caramel apples, and cinnamon apple muffins. Luckily we had hungry coworkers to help eat all of our baked goods!

Apple Orchard | Beauty and Blooms

Apple Orchard | Beauty and Blooms

Apple Orchard | Beauty and Blooms

 

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Pumpkin Sinckerdoodle | Beauty and Blooms

With the onset of autumn I get a craving for everything and anything pumpkin. With a can of pumpkin puree and a few shakes of pumpkin spice, you can transform a traditional snickerdoodle recipe into a seasonal treat. Cut down on the cookie rolling time and ask your significant other or children to help out! This was a real hit in our house. Just make sure everyone has clean hands!

*Tip: Stir in 1/2 cup pumpkin puree in your cookie dough mixture. Also swap out the cinnamon for pumpkin spice.

Pumpkin Sinckerdoodle | Beauty and Blooms

Pumpkin Sinckerdoodle | Beauty and Blooms

Pumpkin Sinckerdoodle | Beauty and Blooms