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Homemade Gingerbread Donuts – Easy Baked Donuts

Homemade Gingerbread Donuts – Easy Baked Donuts

These gingerbread donuts are full of holiday flavor! If you love the taste of gingerbread cookies but also appreciate a good, fluffy baked donut – then this recipe is definitely for you!

When it comes to holiday baking, I never shy away from anything gingerbread. Growing up, building gingerbread houses was a huge part of the Christmas season. Now, I love to bake up gingerbread-flavored desserts for my family. Lucky for you, I am sharing my gingerbread baked donuts today!

What is Gingerbread Anyway?

Gingerbread is a type of cake that is made with molasses and ginger. It is often decorated with icing and candy canes, and is a popular Christmas dessert.

Cinnamon-sugar coated donuts on a white plate with more donuts in the background as well as a cup of coffee and a miniature Christmas tree.

What Ingredients Do I Need To Make Gingerbread Donuts?

Be sure to gather the following ingredients before whipping-up this mouthwatering gingerbread donuts recipe:

  • Cooking spray
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground ginger
  • Salt
  • Brown sugar
  • Eggs
  • Molasses
  • Milk
  • Vegetable oil
  • Granulated sugar
  • Butter

Can I Fry These Gingerbread Donuts?

These donuts are not yeast-based and thus, have a heavier cake-like consistency to them. For the sake of this recipe, please stick to baking them, which is why a specific donut pan is necessary. Because the donut batter resembles more of a cake batter (more loose), it doesn’t hold its own shape – so deep frying wouldn’t be a possibility.

Stacked gingerbread donuts next to a cup of coffee, with more donuts in the background, sitting on a white plate

How Can I Serve These Gingerbread Baked Donuts?

When whipping-up these baked donuts, you have two options on how you can serve them: with a cinnamon sugar coating or plain. I think both ways taste absolutely amazing!

What Can I Serve With These Homemade Donuts?

My gingerbread donuts are amazing on their own but also taste amazing with:

  • Home-brewed coffee
  • Cappuccino
  • Herbal tea
  • Tall glass of milk
  • Egg nog

You could also top them with a cream cheese icing or a quick sugar glaze.

How to Make Gingerbread Donuts

These gingerbread donuts have the sweet and spicy taste that we all love about classic gingerbread cookies. Now, you can bake them up in donut form with my easy-peasy recipe!

Prepare Your Donut Pan

Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. Spray your donut pan with cooking spray and set aside.

Mix The Dry Ingredients

In a bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground cinnamon, ground ginger and salt. Set aside.

Adding dry ingredients to a glass bowl with a grey and white tea towel in the background
Mixing dry ingredients in a glass bowl with a wooden spoon

Mix The Wet Ingredients

In another bowl, mix together brown sugar, egg, molasses, milk and oil.

Adding wet ingredients into a large glass bowl
Mixing together wet ingredients in a large glass bowl with a wooden spoon

Mix Together The Dry And Wet Ingredients

Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.

Mixing the batter in a glass bowl with a wooden spoon

Get The Batter Ready For Baking

Fill the donut pan with your donut batter, filling it about 2/3 of the way. Bake for about 8 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Adding gingerbread donut batter into a donut pan

Prepare The Sugar Coating

In a shallow bowl, mix together sugar and cinnamon. Pour melted butter in a separate shallow bowl.

Coat Each Baked Donut

Coat each donut in melted butter followed by the sugar cinnamon mixture.

Coating homemade Gingerbread Donuts into a bowl of cinnamon sugar
Stacked gingerbread donuts next to a cup of coffee, with more donuts in the background, sitting on a white plate
Yield: 6 donuts

Homemade Gingerbread Donuts

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes

These gingerbread donuts are full of holiday flavor! If you love the taste of gingerbread cookies but also appreciate
a good, fluffy baked donut – then this recipe is definitely for you!

Ingredients

For the donuts

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil

For the sugar coating

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. Spray your donut pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground cinnamon, ground ginger and salt. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, mix together brown sugar, egg, molasses, milk and oil.
  4. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  5. Fill the donut pan with your donut batter, filling it about 2/3 of the way. Bake for about 8 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  6. In a shallow bowl, mix together sugar and cinnamon. Pour melted butter in a separate shallow bowl.
  7. Coat each donut in melted butter followed by the sugar cinnamon mixture.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 340Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 467mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 1gSugar: 30gProtein: 4g

Nutrition info included as a guide. No guarantees are made that the information is accurate.

What do you think about these Gingerbread Donuts? Are they something you’d bake during the holiday season?

These gingerbread donuts are full of holiday flavor! If you love the taste of gingerbread cookies but also appreciate a good, fluffy baked donut – then this recipe is definitely for you!
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