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Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Donuts with Fall Sprinkles

If you know me in real life, you know how much I LOVE to bake! And with each new season comes an opportunity to try out a new recipe. Being that fall is here and Halloween is headed our way soon too, I’m thinking black, orange and purple anything are on the table! How do gingerbread donuts sound? They sound SO yummy right?! Get ready my dear family…because they’re coming!

Before the kiddos came along, my baking skills were rather wasted as the hubs doesn’t exactly have my same level of sweet tooth. Le sigh. Haha! Luckily, both my babies have their mama’s sweets obsession. And while I, obviously, don’t give them sugar ALL the time, a little treat every once and a while is certainly ok by me. So, these fall-ready donuts are right up our family’s alley!

And since I bet you have some sweets fans in your house as well, I know you’re going to want to try out this delicious homemade gingerbread donuts recipe. I’m game to eat gingerbread all year long, but I know some of you wait until December. So this is your chance to get in on the gingerbread action early!

Gingerbread Donuts Recipe

This recipe is adapted from The Comfort of Cooking

gingerbread donuts ingredients

Ingredients:

1 cup all purpose flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 tablespoons molasses
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 6-donut pan.

2. Mix the flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and allspice in a good sized bowl.

mixing

3. In a separate bowl, mix the buttermilk, vanilla, molasses, egg and oil.

4. Pour all the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix. Add your batter to the donut pan cavities.

donut pan

5. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted.

6. Allow the donuts to totally cool, then dip them in the dark chocolate gaze. Finally, top them off with your choice of Halloween sprinkles. Fall sprinkles work great too!

Yield: 6

Homemade Gingerbread Donuts

Homemade Gingerbread Donuts

These tasty gingerbread donuts are simple to make and the perfect fall or holiday treat!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 6-donut pan.
  2. Mix the flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and allspice in a good sized bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the buttermilk, vanilla, molasses, egg and oil.
  4. Pour all the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix. Add your batter to the donut pan cavities.
  5. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted.
  6. Allow the donuts to totally cool, then dip them in the dark chocolate gaze. Finally, top them off with your choice of Halloween sprinkles.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 226 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 9g Cholesterol: 32mg Sodium: 248mg Carbohydrates: 29g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 13g Protein: 4g
gingerbread donuts

Easy Dark Chocolate Glaze Recipe

Ingredients:

3/4  cup dark chocolate chips
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1 teaspoon evaporated milk
2 teaspoons light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

gingerbread donuts recipe

Directions:

1. Melt the chocolate and butter.
2. Stir until smooth.
3. Add the evaporated milk, vanilla and corn syrup and stir.
4. Dip your donuts in it right away!

Yield: 16

Easy Dark Chocolate Glaze Recipe

Easy Dark Chocolate Glaze Recipe

This easy dark chocolate glaze is perfect for cakes, cupcakes or, our personal favorite, donuts!

Ingredients

  • 3/4  cup dark chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 teaspoon evaporated milk
  • 2 teaspoons light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

1. Melt the chocolate and butter.

2. Stir until smooth.

3. Add the evaporated milk, vanilla and corn syrup and stir.

4. Use it right away!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 65 Total Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 6mg Sodium: 3mg Carbohydrates: 6g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 5g Protein: 0g
chocolate glaze donut

Dark Chocolate Glaze recipe adapted from Martha Stewart

Who is ready to get baking STAT? I know just what I’m bringing to our friend’s Halloween party this year! Although, let’s be real. I’m totally going to whip up a batch long before party day arrives. Bwah! In fact, these gingerbread donuts would be perfect classroom treats for this time of year too! 

And in case you don’t want to wait for the holidays to indulge in gingerbread goodies either, I linked a few more of my favorite gingerbread treats below!

More Gingerbread Treats

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