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Baked Gingerbread Mini Donuts Recipe

Baked Gingerbread Mini Donuts

Baked Gingerbread Mini Donuts are a warm, comforting treat perfect for the holidays. This easy recipe yields soft, spiced mini donuts that are healthier than fried!

Hello friend! Get ready to warm up your kitchen with the delightful aroma of gingerbread. These Baked Gingerbread Mini Donuts are a soft, spiced treat perfect for cozying up with a cup of tea or coffee.

Plus, they’re baked, not fried, so you can indulge without guilt! Let’s get baking and bring a taste of the holidays to your home.

Utensils You Need:

Gather these tools and let’s get baking:

  1. Two mixing bowls: One big, one small
  2. Whisk
  3. Mini donut pan
  4. Measuring cups and spoons

The Recipe

Baked Gingerbread Mini Donuts

Baked Gingerbread Mini Donuts

Warm, comforting mini donuts made with gingerbread spices and baked to perfection.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 mini donuts
Calories 150 kcal


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup molasses


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius). Grease a mini donut pan.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, egg, oil, and molasses.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Don’t overmix, a few lumps are okay.
  • Spoon the batter into the prepared donut pan, filling each cavity about 3/4 full.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Let the donuts cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Dust with powdered sugar or drizzle with glaze (optional).


  1. For a richer flavor, you can use dark brown sugar instead of light brown sugar.
  2. If you don’t have molasses, you can use honey or maple syrup instead.
  3. To make a simple glaze, whisk together 1 cup powdered sugar and 2-3 tablespoons of milk.
Keyword baked donuts, Christmas, Dessert, easy, gingerbread, holiday baking, mini donuts, snack

Cook method: Baking

Season: Fall, Winter

Alternative Ingredients:

If you don’t have some of the ingredients, here are some options:

All-purpose flourWhole wheat flour
MilkAlmond milk or soy milk
Vegetable oilMelted coconut oil

What to Serve with Baked Gingerbread Mini Donuts:

You can pair these delicious Baked Gingerbread Mini Donuts with the following:

  • A warm cup of coffee or tea.
  • A scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  • A dollop of whipped cream.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I make these donuts ahead of time?

Yes, you can bake the donuts a day ahead and store them in an airtight container at room temperature.

Can I freeze leftover donuts?

Yes, you can freeze the donuts for up to 2 months. Thaw at room temperature or warm them in the oven before serving.

Can I make these donuts without molasses?

Yes, you can use honey or maple syrup as a substitute for molasses. The flavor will be slightly different but still delicious.

Can I add other spices to the batter?

Feel free to experiment with other spices like nutmeg, cardamom, or allspice.

Can I make these donuts vegan?

Yes, you can use a flaxseed egg (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons water) instead of a regular egg and use a plant-based milk alternative.

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