I am all about making this Gingerbread Donuts Recipe for Christmas breakfast. All that soft cake donut and sweet glaze–I love it.
And because I do love a good donut and one is just never enough, I like to make them homemade. Not only do they taste a million times better that way, but they’re baked instead of fried and isn’t that just a treat?!
If you’re into these gingerbread donuts, but you’re feeling a little less than excited about gingerbread right now (who am I to judge!?), be sure to check out these awesome Mini Donut Maker Recipes I pulled together. There are so many options, you’re sure to find something awesome.
But back to these amazing Gingerbread Donuts and their sweet, sweet glaze. I can’t wait to make these again Christmas morning.
They’re just so quick and easy–and they bake for just long enough for me to enjoy a cup of coffee, then they’re ready to serve. What could be more perfect?!
I mean, the kids can just be getting up to the tasty smells of donuts baking and there I can be, ready for the day. It’s going to be one magical morning. Or afternoon–I might have to make these for a snack later on, if they go straight to the presents…oh, goodness.
If you’re ready to make a perfect little Christmas breakfast, well, grab your whisk.
How to Make Gingerbread Donuts
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease two mini donut pans with cooking spray. Or preheat your mini-donut maker. Whichever.
Combine flour, cinnamon, ginger, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside this flour mixture.
In a second mixing bowl, combine sour cream, melted butter, milk, brown sugar, molasses, and egg.
Whisk together wet ingredients and dry ingredients.
Place the batter into your donut pan, filling each cavity about 2/3 full.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
Cool completely on a wire rack.
Make the glaze by whisking together the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and milk until the mixture is smooth.
Dip each donut about halfway into the glaze, then return to the wire rack to harden while you immediately top with red and green sprinkles.
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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Gingerbread Donuts Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for.
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Make it a Meal:
Main Dish: Chicken and Sausage Sheet Pan
Starch Side: Scalloped Potatoes
Refreshing Drink: S’mores Mocktail
Best Donut Recipes:
Once you make this Gingerbread Donuts Recipe, you’ll see just how delicious it is to make a donut at home instead of forcing down one of those nasty store-bought fake-nuts. So, you’re definitely going to want one of these amazing donut recipes I’ve pulled together for you.
More Gingerbread Recipes:
Oh, you weren’t here for the donuts, you were just here for the gingerbread?! Nice. I think I’m kind of with you there. I love a good donut, but gingerbread is just amazing. So, I’ve pulled together some amazing recipes just for you!
- 1 ¼ cup flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons sour cream
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- ½ cup milk
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup molasses
- 1 egg
- 1 ¼ cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup milk
- Red and green sprinkles
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease two mini donut pans. Or preheat your mini-donut maker.
- Combine flour, cinnamon, ginger, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- In a second bowl, combine sour cream, melted butter, milk, brown sugar, molasses, and egg.
- Whisk together wet ingredients and dry ingredients.
- Place batter into donut pan, filling each cavity about 2/3 full.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
- Cool completely on a wire rack.
- Make the glaze by whisking together the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and milk until the mixture is smooth.
- Dip each donut about halfway into the glaze, then return to the wire rack to harden while you immediately top with red and green sprinkles.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 173Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 125mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 0gSugar: 22gProtein: 3g