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I loved gingerbread as a kid. It turns out Kenya does too, so I love coming up with new ways to use it. Recently I brought along a few of these baked gingerbread doughnuts when I picked Kenya and his friend after school one day for a play date. Kenya was really excited about my surprise snack offering and went on and on to his friend about how delicious they are, but his buddy politely declined.

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Kenya proved to me that he has all the makings of a great salesman because he worked on his sweet friend for 10 minutes before he finally broke down and agreed to try one. The best part for me was watching him take the first bite and realize with surprise how much be liked it.

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Sure you can make gingerbread cookies, pancakes or a fresh gingerbread bundt cake, but these baked doughnuts are a truly special treat that are much more healthy than their fried counterparts.

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With a deep molasses flavor, tender texture and the plain ol’ fun of having a hole in the middle, these Gingerbread Doughnuts are a truly special holiday treat. And as I witnessed first hand, even those of us who aren’t so sure about gingerbread will agree!

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If you make these gems and post them on Instagram make sure to tag @weelicious, so I can see your creation!

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Gingerbread Doughnuts

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Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon grund nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1/3 cup milk



    Sodium: 300mg | Sugar: 27g | Fiber: 2g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Calories: 390kcal | Fat: 10g | Protein: 7g | Carbohydrates: 68g
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    About the Author

    Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


    1. We just popped these in the oven to leave for Santa tonight! They turned out so well. Great recipe and fun to make with kids! We loved smelling all the different spices. Thank you!!

    2. I have been making these two+ years now, and my family just loves them! But, several months ago it was recommended that my oldest daughter go gluten free to try to help some behavioral/neurological issues. Well, to my dismay (we love bread!), getting rid of gluten seems to really help her, which meant I needed a new gingerbread recipe. I have tried MANY gluten free recipes, and none cut the mustard. On a whim, today I said the heck with it and tried this recipe using King Arthur Gluten Free Mulit-Purpose Flour (measured the same), and they taste EXACTLY the same!!! Hooray! Thanks for your recipes which have never, ever failed in my house. : )

    3. Just a side note – the gingerbread doughnuts with gluten free flour are a bit crumbly the next day, but still delicious.

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