Baked Gingerbread Donuts

I have found my newest obsession;  a donut pan.  

I purchased this pan about a month ago at Bed Bath and Beyond and I have been anxious to put it to use.  I had some ideas of holiday donuts I wanted to try and I knew my first creation was going to be gingerbread.

These turned out fabulous!  If you love the flavor of gingerbread, you will absolutely love these.  It is simple to make and only took a few minutes to whip up the batter. Once your batter is made, pour  into the pan and in 8-9 minutes you have fresh donuts hot out of the oven.  Can it get any easier?

I prefer the texture and taste of these donuts versus the donuts made in oil.  These actually remind me of something like an Entenmann’s donut.

The best part of baking donuts?  You can freeze these!  Make a few batches and freeze them and you’ll have donuts on hand for a quick breakfast or to serve to your holiday guests.  If you do freeze these just freeze them without adding the topping.  When you are ready to thaw and serve, you can add the topping or even toss them in confectioners sugar.  

Tis the season for giving.  And since I am so fond of this fabulous donut pan I have one to giveaway! 

Contest is closed.  Thank you to all that entered. 
CONGRATULATIONS to #61 Marianne for winning!
I will be emailing you for shipping information.
Have a wonderful holiday!
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Baked Gingerbread Donuts

Makes 8 full size baked donuts (using Wilton 6 cavity doughnut pan)

1 cup cake flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
Pinch of nutmeg
1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons molasses
2 tablespoons sour cream
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon butter, melted and cool

For Glaze
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon water

For Crumb Topping
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon butter, room temperature

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray non stick cooking spray on donut pan.

In a large bowl sift cake flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.  Add in milk, sour cream, molasses, egg and butter and stir until just combined.  

Pour batter in to donut pan filling 2/3 full.  Bake for 8-10 minutes until baked through.  Remove from oven and let cool for about 10 minutes before removing from pan.  

For Topping-
In a small bowl stir together brown sugar and water, set aside.

In another small bowl mix brown sugar, flour and butter until crumbly.

Dip tops of donuts in to glaze.  Set on wire rack or wax paper.  Sprinkle with crumb topping before glaze dries.  

Store in an air tight container.

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  1. Lord help us! If all the cookies and other goodies don’t finish us off,these will put the final nail in it!!!LOL.Have GOT to try these,they just sound to yummy to pass up. Will try to justify by saying they are baked.haha

  2. Yum-I just had to save this recipe, it is the picture that really sold me! While I do not have a donut pan, I am sure I can find something to bake this tasty dough in!
    Sweet of you to being doing this giveaway-have a great day.

  3. I made gingerbread donuts this week, for the first time. I used a glaze instead of a crumb topping. But dang, those crumbs are making my mouth water!!!!

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