Gingerbread Donuts

Gingerbread Donuts are a fun and festive way to celebrate a nice Christmas morning with the family. Coated in cinnamon sugar, and taste just like gingerbread cookies, these baked donuts are easy to prep, and make in your donuts tins!

The holidays wouldn't be the same without good ol' gingerbread, am I right? Gingerbread donuts, are just like the cookies, except probably easier and faster to make. And they still look so festive! These baked donuts are fluffy, moist, and so flavorful. All those yummy spices like - cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg! If you have a donut pan or donuts molds lying around, you must give this recipe a try this holiday season!


Gingerbread

The key flavor to gingerbread isn't just the spices and the ginger, but it's the molasses. Together, they create an unimaginable perfect gingerbread duo! Immediately puts you into a festive christmas mood. Molasses also add moisture to the donuts, giving them that almost cakey moistness, and tenderness!

I like to brush my donuts with some melted butter and dip them into cinnamon sugar. Perfect to go with my morning cup of coffee. You can also add a hint of ginger to your cinnamon sugar for that extra little kick. The coating melts in your mouth when you take that first bite.


Different Toppings

If you're not fan of cinnamon sugar, no worries. There are other interesting ways to top these donuts.

  • Make a simple glaze by mixing 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 tbsp milk, and 1/2 tsp vanilla.
  • Sprinkle a mixture of ground ginger and cinnamon on top.
  • Cream Cheese frosting. Mix together 1/3 cup cream cheese, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1 tbsp milk. Sprinkle your choice of sprinkles.
  • Or eat them stock. They're just delicious without any glaze or frosting.


Metal Tins or Silicone Molds

It's always a good idea to be prepared when baking anew recipe. Especially these amazing silicone donut pans. They've become one of my favorite baking tools in the kitchen!

I personally love silicone molds, because you don't usually have to butter or grease them prior to baking. Baked goods don't usually stick to the silicone. And they're so easy to clean. The only downside with silicone, is that the vibrant colors on the pans do fade over time, and they are flimsy, even with batter. So don't forget to put them on top of a baking sheet before placing in the oven.

Another great option are non-stick metal pans. You might have to grease them or butter them before baking, but they're also a great investment and perfect tool to have in your kitchen.

Here are some links to my favorite donuts pans:

Silicone Pans.

Non-Stick Donut Pans.


How To Make Gingerbread Donuts

Preheat Oven to 350F. Gather your ingredients. Prepare your pans or silicone molds.

In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves.

In a large, separate bowl, stir together brown sugar, egg, molasses, oil, milk, and vanilla, until smooth.

Stir in your dry ingredients. Mix until just combined, don't overmix.

Spoon into a piping bag or ziplock bag, cut the top off diagonally, and pipe the batter into your prepared pans or molds. Bake for about 10-15 minutes, or until the toothpick comes out clean.

Allow the donuts to cool in the pans for 3-5 minutes, before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool off completely. While the donuts are cooling, mix together the monk fruit, or granulated sugar, with the ground cinnamon.

  1. Melt your butter, and lightly brush the top of the donut. Once the butter is absorbed, dip the donuts into your cinnamon sugar.


More Festive Recipes To Try

Prep time:
15 minutes
Cook time:
10 minutes
Chill time:
Total time:
25 minutes
Yield:
8-10 Donuts
Cuisine:

Ingredients

  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cloves
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Molasses
  • 1/4 cup Avocado Oil, or Vegetable Oil
  • 1/3 cup Almond Milk, or Dairy Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

For the Cinnamon Sugar

  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1/4 cup Monk Fruit, or Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon

Directions

  1. Preheat Oven to 350F. Gather your ingredients. Prepare your pans or silicone molds.
  2. In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves.
  3. In a large, separate bowl, stir together brown sugar, egg, molasses, oil, milk, and vanilla, until smooth.
  4. Stir in your dry ingredients. Mix until just combined, don't overmix.
  5. Spoon into a piping bag or ziplock bag, cut the top off diagonally, and pipe the batter into your prepared pans or molds. Bake for about 10-15 minutes, or until the toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Allow the donuts to cool in the pans for 3-5 minutes, before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool off completely.
  7. While the donuts are cooling, mix together the monk fruit, or granulated sugar, with the ground cinnamon.
  8. Melt your butter, and lightly brush the top of the donut. Once the butter is absorbed, dip the donuts into your cinnamon sugar.
  9. Enjoy!

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