Apple Cider Cinnamon Knots

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I’ve been craving them for a several weeks… Apple Cider Cinnamon Knots, that is.

To be a bit more accurate, I physically ache for them morning, noon and night. I lay in bed at night and see floating golden knots of heavenly bliss, covered in sugar crystals… And they’re smiling at me.

This has been going on for days. It’s become a bit of an issue.

I’m seeking therapy.

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One thing I’ve learned about food obsessions, is that a sure cure comes from developing a perfect recipe. That way, you know you can get your fix any time you want.

It removes the lure, you see.

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I created this Apple Cider Cinnamon Knots recipe several years back after visiting an orchard and tasting apple cider donuts for the first time.

I hate to deep fry at home so true donut making was out of the question.

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However, do you think I would I let a little thing like frying stop my desperate need for homemade apple cider donuts?

Of course not. There are always ways to get around frying!

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This baked Apple Cider Cinnamon Knots recipe was created to cure my craving for donuts, yet it created a new ravenous craving of its own.

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Ever since I first made them, I start obsessing over these little guys at the beginning of apple season and I can’t stop thinking about them until I get my fix.

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They are ultra soft, apple-icious, bathed in butter, kissed with shimmering cinnamon sugar, and easy to make!

Apple Cider Cinnamon Knots might be my best invention yet.

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68 Responses to “Apple Cider Cinnamon Knots”

  1. Annaposted September 20, 2010 at 3:37 am

    Oh Dear! I will be dreaming with those tonight. They look divine. And the pictures are great, I can almost get them, almost Sigh*
    Have a great week.

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  2. Nirmalaposted September 20, 2010 at 3:38 am

    These look so great. How creative. Can't wait to make the turnovers now that we're heading into apple season.

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  3. sara @ CaffeInaposted September 20, 2010 at 4:07 am

    You can't post something so delicious when it's evening! And on a Sunday night! Now I'll be craving and I won't have time to try them tomorrow! Unfair! i want one, pleeease!

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  4. Suzanneposted September 20, 2010 at 4:56 am

    Yum these look heavenly!

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  5. Kociposted September 20, 2010 at 5:14 am

    You have officially passed on the craving for apple cider cinnamon knots to me! Those look so delicious–how am I supposed to pay attention to writing a Government paper now?! :D

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  6. Belinda @zomppaposted September 20, 2010 at 5:25 am

    I now can see why I might be up all night dreaming about these! Bathed in butter and cinnamon. =)

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  7. [email protected]posted September 20, 2010 at 7:23 am

    I passed out. Period.

    Sommer! thats AWESOME! got to make it

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  8. Angie's Recipesposted September 20, 2010 at 8:46 am

    OMG..buttery, aromatic..these knots look fantastic!

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  9. Wheels and Lollipopsposted September 20, 2010 at 9:06 am

    Yummy !!! When I was a wee little one there used to be donut store right next to my school and my mom as a treat on Friday mornings would buy me an apple fritter – can't begin to tell you how much I loved it. This reminds me of that and the fact that oil is involved is even better !!

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  10. Cherineposted September 20, 2010 at 10:44 am

    WOW!! I bet those are addictive!! Great job!!

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  11. Joshua Burgin - New Day, New Wayposted September 20, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Oh, goodness! I definitely have to make these soon! Here in Normandy, France, we have apple cider everywhere(I'm an American doing study abroad)! Merci!

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  12. High Plains Driftersposted September 20, 2010 at 11:44 am

    You had better copyright that asap!

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  13. Suchitraposted September 20, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    look heavenly! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

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  14. Eileenposted September 20, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    Oh, they look so good. I wish I had time to make some right now!

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  15. Loriposted September 20, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Oh my goodness! I need to make these for my kids! (I hate frying too).

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  16. Susiposted September 20, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    I feel so much better that I'm not the only one who gets obsessed with a certain food LOL These knots are amazing looking and since I've been thinking about apple cider donuts quite often as well I will give your version a try since I really dislike frying at home too :o)

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  17. Katerinaposted September 20, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    They are indeed heavenly. I wish I had one or two or three right now.

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  18. lauraposted September 20, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Ahhhh! These are gorgeous, Sommer – I must try them. And when we are in H'ville in a couple weeks, I am now going to have to visit Sky Top Orchard!! ( :

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  19. 5 Star Foodieposted September 20, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    These look so scrumptious! I need to make them asap!

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  20. My Kitchen in the Rockiesposted September 20, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    I love the pictures and would give anything to have one of those yummy pastries jump out of the screen onto my plate. I never fry anything either and like your idea of baking them in the oven.

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  21. Taraposted September 20, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    Those look too delicious for words!!

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  22. Priscilla - She's Cookin'posted September 20, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    I loved your curry apple turnovers, and these are fantastic, too! If only I had one with my coffee right now!

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  23. [email protected]posted September 20, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Mmm Mmm Mmm!! I can almost smell them through the screen of my computer. They look SO good!

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  24. Isabelleposted September 20, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    These look fabulous. I can totally relate to the fear of deep-frying, which is what keeps me from trying all the awesome deep-fried food I keep seeing on other people's blogs. Plus, apple fritters and their ilk are like my kryptonite. I could eat them all day and still beg for more.
    So how much do I love that this recipe is actually doable even for us non-frying types? Tons, that's how much. Yay! :)

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  25. sweetlifeposted September 20, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    OMG, you genius you, how awesome are these, I love this recipe…..great job recreating your craving….
    sweetlife

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  26. Karenposted September 20, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Wow! You can tell something must be good if it's soaking through the paper bag!! These look amazing. Great invention.

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  27. Rosa's Yummy Yumsposted September 20, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Cider is so wonderful. Those doughnuts look divine!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  28. A Little Yumminessposted September 20, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    I hate to fry as well – phobia of some sort that I need to get over. These look amazing and look FRIED :)

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  29. Kristenposted September 20, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Those sounds wonderful! What a great idea..and so glad you cured your yearning for those cider donuts.

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  30. Julianaposted September 20, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Wow, never heard of apple cider donuts…and after seeing these…I don't even need to have tried them in order to crave them…they look so light and tasty…yummie!

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  31. Magic of Spiceposted September 20, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Those do look addicting :)

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  32. Shirleyposted September 20, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    They look mouthwatering! I want 1. Or 10.

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  33. Foodessaposted September 20, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Sommer…if it's not particularly that girl's time of the month…then, yes, I'd seek therapy.
    Before, you do…send some knots my way…those look scrumptious ;o)

    Flavourful wishes,
    Claudia

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  34. amyposted September 20, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Sommer,

    I just made a batch up for dessert and the fam LOVED them! I am thinking it might be fun to try them using the Brioche recipe from Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day- a bit lighter/flakier but not too much.

    Loving reading your blog and trying out some of your recipes!

    Amy

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  35. Tanviposted September 20, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Wow…u baked these and coated these with cinnamon sugar!! If I would not have read the post , I would have thought that they are fried!really clever!!
    Love anything apples…gotta try this one for sure!

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  36. Julie M.posted September 21, 2010 at 1:15 am

    Good grief Sommer! These look mouthwatering! I can't believe I've lived in NC for 2 years and haven't had an apple cider doughnut yet. I definitely need to whip a batch of these up!

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  37. Margaretposted September 21, 2010 at 4:00 am

    I am willing to tackle yeast again for these….thats saying A LOT :) thanks!

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  38. unmacaronroseposted September 21, 2010 at 5:05 am

    They sound really good. I'm also not a big fan of frying things, so this sounds perfect to me. I'll definitely have to try it out one autumn evening!

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  39. Gitteposted September 21, 2010 at 10:53 am

    You simply must get help immediately, those look very addictive indeed. Delishhh

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  40. Maryposted September 21, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    They look and sound delicious. It's always wonderful to be able to recreate a favorite treat. Taste memory is a wonderful thing. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings…Mary

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  41. claireposted September 21, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    never seen or even thought to make one of these! they look scrumptious!

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  42. Velvaposted September 21, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Holy cow! These look good. I love it.

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  43. Umm Mymoonahposted September 21, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Looks simply awesome, hey how to follow your blog, at the moment I'm just bookmarking this recipe.

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  44. Evan @swEEtsposted September 21, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    So many recipes to try when I get home!! All these fall treats are making me want to get in the kitchen immediately!

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  45. Meganposted September 21, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Wow, these look and sound delicious. I want to run home and start baking these guys up right away! Yum!!

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  46. The Mom Chefposted September 22, 2010 at 1:00 am

    Not to belabor a frying point, but with all that butter, is there much of a difference? :)

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  47. The Mom Chefposted September 22, 2010 at 1:01 am

    PS: I'll take a dozen!

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  48. Debbieposted September 22, 2010 at 7:34 am

    Oh these do sound great, first time i had a knot was in NY on this recent trip, but it was garlic and delicious. Love the idea of a sweet knot…nice pics too!

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  49. Emily Malloyposted September 22, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    I hardly think I'm now able to focus on the rest of my day after seeing this. Divine. Delish. to Die for.

    You should absolutely submit this to my Best Tastes of Fall Challenge. Fantastically amazing.

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  50. Rickposted September 22, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Ever try to get those cider doughnuts that have the longest lines of all humanity? Next time I'm skipping the line and just making these.

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  51. denise @ quickies on the dinner tableposted September 23, 2010 at 12:03 am

    Oh Cinna-YES, Sommer, Cinna-yes!!!

    My God, I've just realised, you are some kind of evil genius! These are beyond wonderful because they are also absolutely do-able. I love deep fried food but deep frying – meh!! Not so much :P

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  52. Tasty Eats At Homeposted September 23, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    These sound positively evil! :)

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  53. Joudie's Mood Foodposted September 25, 2010 at 9:39 am

    Oh you are Clever. This is AMAZING! I loove and adore and worship andything doughy, cinammony and sugary. YUM YUM YUM! I am making this today. WIll let you know how it goes. How did you manage to have any left for photos? I would have gobbles them up for sure!!!!

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  54. Monetposted September 27, 2010 at 1:59 am

    I read a lot of blogs…and this is a recipe that I'm jumping up and down about! Wow! What a delicious treat. I have a lunch group that I'm going to on Friday, and I think that these would be perfect to bring along. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  55. LEROYposted September 27, 2010 at 6:14 am

    Thanks for a great recipe.It looks so good!It is exactly the dish I’d love to eat

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  56. [email protected] and Starvingposted October 2, 2010 at 2:47 am

    Holy goodness these look spectacular!!

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  57. Alisonposted October 7, 2010 at 11:36 am

    Thanks so much for posting this recipe. My husband and I crave apple cider donuts so much (we even served them at our wedding) but like you hate to fry. I'm still hopeful that I'll find a way to do the donuts (maybe baked?) but these knots will go a long way to tide us over 'til then.

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  58. Ninetteposted October 26, 2010 at 11:24 am

    These look fabulous. Great idea!

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  61. Cécyknposted October 27, 2012 at 11:05 am

    I made it this morning with whole wheat flour and it worked out beautifully. My first knots were a little big and the tails broke off when I tossed them in the butter. So I made the second batch with half size knots and I’ll take them for my co-worker to enjoy this afternoon. Thank you.

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    • Sommer — October 28th, 2012 @ 12:02 am

      I’m so glad you liked them! :)

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  62. kateposted November 5, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    I have a question: In Europe apple cider is sparkling and has an alcohol content of around 4%, is that what you use? Or are you refering to unfiltered apple juice?
    Thanks

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  63. Fizzaposted May 30, 2014 at 7:01 am

    Looks yummy. Can I use instant yeast and all purpose flour?

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  64. Beverlyposted September 24, 2016 at 11:55 am

    Shame on you, Sommer! Shame. on. you. Now you’ve given me your craving. And it’s still in the low 90s here. Newp. Not gonna turn on my oven. Nooooo. Well, maybe just for a little bit….

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  65. Emily @ Life on Foodposted September 26, 2016 at 8:17 am

    I am dying over here. I can smell them through the computer. This weekend these are happening!!!

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  66. Daniposted September 27, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    These are the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I couldn’t believe how many knots I got out of one recipe and thought I’d end up throwing away half the batch (at least). They were gobbled up before I could even get a photo to post. These are amazing and will be made often this fall and winter in my house!

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    • Sommer — September 28th, 2016 @ 9:05 am

      Hi Dani,

      You just made my day. Thanks for reporting back. I’m so glad you liked them!! :)

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