Both types have a place in this world. If you want to fill your doughnut with jam or cream, it’s best to go with the first airy kind which is much easier to fill. The dense doughnut, however, is my preference when I do choose to indulge, and these apple cider doughnuts fit the bill perfectly for me.
What stops me from indulging in doughnuts too often is that they are usually deep-fried. That, along with the sugar content makes me think twice about jumping into the doughnut box head first. Enter the air-fryer… These doughnuts do not get deep-fried, but instead bake in the convection heat of the air fryer and come out perfectly. There’s still significant sugar involved, making them a special treat sort of indulgence, but by not deep-frying them I’ve reduced the guilt significantly. Then, by adding apples, I can almost convince myself that they are good for me! They are perfect for the fall when the air is getting a little crisp and you find yourself wrapping your hands around a big cup of coffee.