Apple Cider Donuts and Math

It’s been awhile since my last update, or even my last post. In fact, it’s been so long that I don’t even remember the exact date that we actually got to spend our first night in the farmhouse. But we’re in now!

I DO know that we’ve been making our new home in the farmhouse since June and so much of our lives have changed because of it. For starters, we are outdoors way more here than we ever were living in the suburbs. Our kids spend most afternoons riding four-wheelers and playing with their cousins (who own the farm next to us). We’ve enjoyed many Saturdays lounging in the river and soaking up as much Vitamin D as possible.

You already know what a big fan I am of having family meal time, around the table, as much as possible. Since we’ve been at the farm, not only have the number of nights around the table increased, but so have the number of people joining us. From my son and his wife, to my sister-n-law and her family, to my college girl, my parents, and a few of our friends, this gathering is what my heart was created for.

But one of the biggest changes, moving to the farm, has brought our family was the decision to transition from public school to homeschool. I KNOW RIGHT?!!! Have we totally lost our minds??? I can honestly say that no, we have not lost our minds. It is already proving to be one of the greatest decisions we’ve made.

Our first field trip as a homeschool family (with our cousins).

Now let me state this for the record. We have been very blessed with our years in public school. We had great teachers, wonderful staff, and exceptional support. Our decision to switch to a home education was based solely on God’s calling on our lives. How long God calls us, in this season, I’m not sure but for now we are trusting His purpose and cherishing these new moments.

So what does homeschooling look like for us? Glad you asked. (he-he) It looks like waking up at 8:30 am, doing some light chores (making our beds, etc), and breakfast around the table. It looks like starting our days in our gratitude journal and discussing the day’s lessons. It looks like Apple Cider Donuts and Math.

DONUT HOLES, that is!

October is one of my favorite months! Anyone else? Actually ALL the -ber months are my favorite. But there is something special about October. Since today was October 1st I knew I wanted to wake the kids up with something sweet and delicious to help welcome in Fall. And I knew these donut holes would not only waken them with a warm aroma, but it would also help get us through today’s math. (ha-ha)

And let me tell you, it was successful at both!

These donut holes were very easy to put together, but be warned, they are extremely sweet with their sugar and cinnamon coating. Pair them with a cold glass of milk or a pound of bacon to off set the sweetness. (I’m just kidding!) Or am I?????

Apple Cider Donut Holes

Donut Mix

  • 1 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp apple pie spice
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup butter (melted)
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Sugar coating:

  • 1 stick butter melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp apple pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


1. Whisk dry ingredients in a large bowl.

2. Whisk together egg, milk, butter, and vanilla in a separate bowl.

3. Pour wet ingredients into dry and whisk till combined.

4. Spoon batter into greased mini muffin pan and bake at 350 degrees for 14 minutes.

5. Once donuts holes have cooled (at least 5 minutes) roll them in melted butter and then sugar and cinnamon mixture.


They broke bread and ate with glad and sincere hearts. – Acts 2:28


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