Gingerbread Baked Donuts with Gingersnap Icing

Sharing my favorite baked donut recipe today! Tis the season for all things Gingerbread! Be sure to whip up a batch of my Gingerbread Baked Donuts, you’ll be glad you did 🙂

baked donut recipe

Baked Donut Recipe

Baked donuts are one of my favorite things to whip up for a fun sweet treat. They are so simple and take no time at all to bake. With just a few simple ingredients you are likely to have on hand, you can make these donuts in one mixing bowl. I add everything all at once and they turn out beautifully. The icing sprinkled with crushed gingersnap cookies for that extra sweet touch. Enjoy!

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baked donut recipe

Here is your simple line up of ingredients.

How To Make Baked Donuts

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and spray donut pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Place flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, salt, sugar, egg, and vanilla into a large mixing bowl. Pour in the buttermilk and molasses, stir to combine.
  3. Scoop batter into prepared donut pan (in batches if necessary). Bake for 15-20 minutes, until baked through. Remove and let cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan.

baked donut recipe

Start by adding your flour, sugar and spices right to the mixing bowl.

baked donut recipe

Add your buttermilk and egg next.

baked donut recipe

Some beautiful molasses up next.

baked donut recipe

Give a good mix and spoon batter into a donut pan lightly sprayed with cooking spray.

baked donut recipe

Bake for 15 minutes or until baked through like so. Let cool for 10 minutes before removing.

baked donut recipe

Remove donuts from pan and get ready to make the icing.

baked donut recipe

Donut Glaze Recipe

Whisk your powdered sugar and cream until smooth then dip the top of your donuts right in!

baked donut recipe

Mmmm!

baked donut recipe

Sprinkle with some crushed gingersnap cookies.

baked donut recipe

Try these chilled too, great either room temperature or chilled. Enjoy!

 

Gingerbread Baked Donuts with Gingersnap Icing

Gingerbread Baked Donut Recipe

Soft Gingerbread Baked Donuts that are pefectly sweet with just the right spices!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Servings: 11
Calories: 171kcal
Author: Jenny
Cost: 10
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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons molasses

Cinnamon Icing

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup crushed gingersnap cookies

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray donut pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Place flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, salt, sugar, egg, and vanilla into a large mixing bowl. Pour in the buttermilk and molasses, stir to combine.
  • Scoop batter into prepared donut pan (in batches if necessary). Bake for 15-20 minutes, until baked through. Remove and let cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan.
  • To prepare icing, whisk powdered sugar and heavy cream a medium bowl mixing until smooth. Add more cream as needed to thin icing. Dip cooled doughnuts in icing, sprinkle with crushed gingersnap cookies and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 129IU | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 1mg
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30 Responses
  1. Christine (CookTheStory)c

    I didn’t realize these donuts would be that easy. I’m going to have to buy myself a donut pan for Christmas. The extra crunch from the ginger bread cookies is a nice touch.

  2. Emily @ Life on Food

    I was so disappointed last year when I made gingerbread donuts and they didn’t taste like gingerbread. I need to redeem myself. Love the gingersnaps on top.

  3. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

    These donuts look amazing – and the gingersnap cookies on top just make it extra special!

  4. Lisa

    These look so good! Do you think they would rise a bit better if you tossed in some baking soda to counteract the acidity of the. buttermilk and molasses?

  5. Georgia+@+The+Comfort+of+Cooking

    I love that these are SO easy, Jenny! Now to just slyly send this over to my husband… who knows, maybe I can wake up to them on Saturday morning! ๐Ÿ˜‰ A girl can dream.

  6. Graham Blackall @ Glazed & Confused

    These looks amazing! I’ve been wanting try out donuts for a while now!
    These look so yummy and perfect for right after Thanksgiving. Your recipes always leave me salivating!

  7. Laura+(Blogging+Over+Thyme)

    These look so good!! And love the gingersnap icing too ๐Ÿ™‚ I want one for breakfast at this very moment.

  8. Laura+Dembowski

    These are the perfect treat for the holiday season! The gingersnaps add just the right flavor and texture!

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