Recipe: Apple Cider Donuts

By: iTi Innovation

Apple cider donuts are a seasonal treat and a fall-food must have! iTi Tropicals’ innovation team took a fall-food favorite and gave it a light, tropical twist. Not only are the donuts delicious, but they are also entirely plant-based! The original recipe that we made uses eggs and butterWe found that we are able to use our banana puree to replace the eggs and use our 100% Coconut Milk Powder in place of the butter!   

iTi Tropicals Banana Puree makes a great egg replacement in baking ingredients. The naturally occurring starches, sugars, and pectin provide the structure that would normally come from the egg and the high moisture content acts as a binder to hold the ingredients together.   

Our 100% Coconut Milk Powder is a great replacement for dairy butter because it has slightly less fat than butter at 65% and provides a decadent mouthfeel to enhance baked goods! 

Check out the formula below for Apple Cider Donuts with a Tropical Twist. 

Apple Cider Donuts with a Tropical Twist 



Apple Cider 


Granulated Sugar 




All-Purpose Flour 


Light Brown Sugar 


Baking Powder 


Baking Soda 


Kosher Salt 




iTi Product: 2970 Coconut Milk Powder, 100% Coconut 


iTi Product: 1200 Aseptic Banana Puree, Non-Acidified, Seedless 




Canola Oil* 

2 cups 

*Canola oil is only used for frying, so it is not included in total ingredients. 


  1. Measure all ingredients.  Heat apple cider in a small pot over medium-high heat.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer.  Simmer until apple cider has reduced by 1/2 in volume.  About 15-20 minutes.  Remove from heat once reduced and let cool.
  2. In a small bowl, combine granulated sugar and 10.84g of cinnamon. Mix together and set aside.  This is the coating for finished donuts.
  3. In a large bowl, combine all-purpose flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda, nutmeg and remaining 5.33g of cinnamon.  Mix well and set aside.
  4. In a separate large bowl, combine water and 2970 Coconut Milk Powder. Mix well, then microwave for 1 minutes to melt the coconut milk powder.  Mix again to fully combine. Add 1200BananaPuree and cooled apple cider. Whisk well. 
  5. Pour the mixture over flour mixture and stir with a rubber spatula until all ingredients are combined. Cover and place in refrigerator for one hour.
  6. Lightly flour a flat surface.  Separate the dough into 3 pieces and roll dough into1/2 inch thick pieces. Cut rounds with desired size cutter, then use a smaller cutter to cut a hole in the middle of each round. 
  7. Heat canola oil in a stock pot over medium-high heat until the oil reaches 375°F. 
  8. Once heated, add 1-2 donuts at a time.  Fry the donuts until they are evenly golden brown and crispy. 1- 1 1/2 minutes per side. Remove the donuts from oil on to a paper towel or wire wrack for 1 minute. 
  9. Roll donuts in the cinnamon sugar mixture made in step 2.  Donuts should be coated evenly. Serve warm.

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