Gingerbread Baked Doughnuts

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Warm apple-gingerbread spiced mini doughnuts with a smooth maple syrup glaze.

recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    1 cup (130g)
  • Baking powder icon
    Baking powder
    about ¾ teaspoon (4g)
  • Baking soda icon
    Baking soda
    about ¼ teaspoon (1g)
  • Ground cinnamon icon
    Ground cinnamon
    1 tsp (3g)
  • Ground ginger icon
    Ground ginger
    about ½ teaspoon (1g)
  • Allspice icon
    about ⅛ teaspoon (0g)
  • Ground cloves icon
    Ground cloves
    about ⅛ teaspoon (0g)
  • Salt icon
    about ⅛ teaspoon (1g)
  • Brown sugar icon
    Brown sugar
    2.25 cups (437g)
  • Egg icon
    1 (50g)
  • Milk icon
    3 tbsp (44ml)
  • Applesauce icon
    about ¼ cup (66g)
  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter
    3 tbsp (43g)
  • Maple syrup icon
    Maple syrup
    ¼ tablespoon (4ml)
  • Powdered sugar icon
    Powdered sugar
    2 cups (245g)


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  • kCook icon Mini doughnut pan
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Step preview

  1. Pre-heat oven - 175°C
  2. Grease 2 clean mini doughnut pans
  3. Add all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, allspice, ground cloves, salt and brown sugar to a clean large mixing bowl
  4. Whisk briefly until combined
  5. Add egg, milk and applesauce to the batter
  6. Add unsalted butter to a clean small bowl
  7. Melt in microwave - low heat
  8. Transfer content of small bowl to batter
  9. Mix until well combined
  10. Transfer batter to 2 mini doughnut pans
  11. Bake until springy to touch - 7 min, 175°C
  12. Add unsalted butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, milk and powdered sugar to a clean saucepan and mix
  13. Heat until just boiling
  14. Dip content of mini doughnut pans into glaze
  15. Transfer mini doughnut pans onto cooling rack
  16. Let cool until set
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