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These Gingerbread Doughnuts With Cinnamon Glaze Can Be Made in Under 30 Minutes

gingerbread doughnuts on a white plate
PREP TIME
15 min
COOK TIME
10 min
YIELDS
16 doughnuts

I love nothing more than a quick, easy dessert you can whip together in under 30 minutes. And these Baking Therapy gingerbread doughnuts are just the ticket. They will be sure to get you in the festive spirit, as they have all the flavours and spices of a classic gingerbread cookie — but in doughnut form! All you need are a few essential tools you probably already have in your kitchen and these doughnut pans. Topped with a cinnamon glaze for a hint of sweetness, because let’s be real: who doesn’t love a glazed doughnut?

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Ingredients

Doughnuts

1 ½
cups all-purpose flour
1 ¼
tsp baking powder
¼
tsp baking soda
¾
tsp ground cinnamon
½
tsp ground ginger
tsp ground cloves
tsp ground nutmeg
¼
tsp salt
½
cup brown sugar
¼
cup grapeseed oil or any neutral oil
½
cup buttermilk
1
large egg
1
tsp vanilla extract
3
Tbsp molasses

Cinnamon Glaze

1 ¼
cups icing sugar
¼
tsp ground cinnamon
tsp ground ginger
½
tsp vanilla extract
5-6
Tbsp heavy cream
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Directions

Notes

This recipe requires doughnut baking pans.

Gingerbread doughnuts ingredients on kitchen counter
Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease 2 doughnut pans with oil or butter. Set aside. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg and salt. Whisk in the brown sugar until evenly distributed.

Step 2

In a measuring cup, measure out the grapeseed oil and buttermilk. Whisk in the egg, vanilla extract and and molasses.

Step 3

Create a well in the centre of the dry mix and pour in the wet ingredients. With a spatula, stir the ingredients together until just combined, don’t over-mix. Transfer the batter to a piping bag or simply spoon the mixture into the doughnut pan until just below the fill line.

doughnut batter in doughnut pan
Step 4

Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes until a toothpick, when inserted, comes out clean. While the doughnuts are still hot, invert the pan and gently tap on the counter to remove the doughnuts. Let cool completely on a wire rack.

doughnuts cooling on wire rack
Step 5

For the cinnamon glaze, in a small bowl, whisk together the icing sugar, cinnamon, ginger and vanilla extract. Begin with 4 Tbsp of heavy cream, whisking until well combined. Add 1 Tbsp at a time until the mixture has reached your desired consistency for dipping.

Step 6

Dip the doughnuts, one at a time, into the glaze until the tops are fully coated.

doughnuts being dipped in cinnamon glaze
Step 7

Add holiday sprinkles if you’re feeling festive!

doughnuts with glaze in doughnut pan

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