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Gingerbread Doughnuts

Gingerbread Doughnuts

These easy Gingerbread Doughnuts with Maple Syrup Icing are a favorite. They are so easy to prepare and super delicious. Perfect for the holidays!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: donut, gingerbread
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 42 minutes
Servings: 36
Calories: 143kcal


For the Doughnuts

  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ¾ cup regular molasses or ⅓ cup blackstrap molasses
  • ¾ cup margarine I use Becel plant base
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • 11/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ black coffee hot

For the icing

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp. maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons almond milk
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon


For the doughnuts

  • Preheat the oven to 375 ˚F
  • Pour all the ingredients into a bowl, omitting the baking soda and coffee
  • Add the baking soda to the coffee and mix well.
  • Add the coffee mixture to the bowl with the other ingredients and beat to combine all the ingredients.
  • Pour the batter into the donut pan and bake for 12 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and leave to cool before glazing.

For the icing

  • While the donuts are cooling, mix together the ingredients for the frosting.
  • When the frosting is done and the donuts are cool, dip the tops of the donuts and return them to the cooling rack.
  • If you are looking for a thick frosting, dip the donuts twice after the first dip is lightly set.
  • Sprinkle with Christmas candy if desired.


Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 249mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg