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Gingerbread Donuts | A delicious Christmas breakfast recipe, homemade donuts made with gingerbread!
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Gingerbread Donuts

Author: Jill



    Donuts Ingredients:

    • 1 C flour
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1/4 tsp baking soda
    • 1 tsp cinnamon
    • 1/2 tsp ginger
    • 1/4 tsp allspice
    • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1/4 C brown sugar
    • 1 large egg
    • 3 TBSP molasses
    • 1/3 C whole milk
    • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    • 3 TBSP unsalted butter melted

    Icing Ingredients:

    • 1 C confectioner's sugar
    • 1 TBSP hot water
    • 1/2 TBSP + 1/2 tsp eggnog
    • 1/4 tsp maple extract
    • crumbled gingersnaps


    Donut directions:

    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    • Spray donut pan with non-stick baking spray.
    • Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, cloves, salt, and brown sugar in a large bowl.
    • Set aside.
    • Whisk together the egg, molasses, vanilla, milk, and butter in a small bowl.
    • Slowly add the wet ingredients to dry ingredients.
    • Stir together until just combined.
    • Scoop the batter to a pastry bag.
    • Pipe batter into donut pan filling each about 2/3 full.
    • Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. (Or until the edges just start to turn a golden brown.)
    • Remove the donuts from the pan and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
    • Set aside.

    Icing Directions:

    • Stir together the confectionary sugar, hot water, eggnog, and maple extract. (If your icing is too thick add up to another 1/2 teaspoon of eggnog to reach desired consistency.)
    • Dip tops of donuts into glaze.
    • Return each glazed donut to the wire rack.
    • Top with crumbled gingersnaps.
    • Let the glaze to harden before serving.


    Best served same day but can be stored in an airtight container.