These Glazed Gingerbread Donuts are like eating your favourite molasses ginger cookie in donut form!


For the Donuts

  • 1 Cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tablespoons molasses
  • 1/3 Cup milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 Tablespoons butter, melted

For the Frosting

  • 1 Cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon hot water
  • 1/2 Tablespoon + 1/2 teaspoon milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly spray donut pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, cloves, salt, and brown sugar.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together egg, molasses, vanilla extract, milk, and butter. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  4. Transfer batter to a pastry bag or a plastic bag with a corner cut off. Pipe batter into donut pan filling each cavity about 2/3 full.
  5. Bake for 8 minutes or until edges just start to turn golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  6. While donuts are cooling, stir together all ingredients for the frosting. You may need to add up to another 1/2 teaspoon of milk to reach desired consistency. Dip tops of donuts into glaze and return to wire rack. Top with sprinkles and allow glaze to harden before serving.
  7. Best served same day but leftovers can be stored in an airtight container.

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