Easy gingerbread doughnut recipe

Yum! That’s one word I can use, to sum up, this amazing Christmas gingerbread doughnut recipe. With this gingerbread donut recipe, you won’t need a deep fat fryer or anything because these are baked in the oven. They are super easy to make and all you really need is a Doughnut Tray.

This baked gingerbread doughnut recipe is super simple to whip up, doesn’t take too long in the oven to bake and they’ve come out of the oven smelling amazing. I will say you might want to wait till they’ve cooled down a little before you taste one or you might bite your tongue, so be warned no matter how amazing they smell.

I will say though if you don’t like gingerbread this recipe is not for you. It’s got ginger in the recipe and it’s topped with some very tasty ginger chocolate, which is actually Hotel Chocolat ginger chocolate that people use for hot chocolates but I like to think everything has more than one purpose.

Easy To Make Gingerbread Doughnut Recipe

Easy To Make Gingerbread Doughnut Recipe

I’ve made doughnuts before although they’re a little more complex than this easy gingerbread doughnut recipe that’s for sure. I’ve made these amazing coffee doughnuts which are a huge favourite of my readers so you have to try them out. I’ve made them a few times, they’re great to take to work because they give everyone that energy boost!

As you can see above, my Doughnut Tray is a lot smaller than others. I know some people like to have huge trays but I like to have more of a bite-size doughnut so everyone can enjoy it and not end up bloated after.

If I had one tip when it comes to making these baked gingerbread doughnuts it would be to use Opies Stem Ginger. They do all sorts of ginger products, you can get them cheaper in most supermarkets and they give your gingerbread doughnuts another element of flavour you didn’t know existed. Plus they use Opies on The Great British Bake Off so that tells you everything!

I also use plain icing on the top of the gingerbread doughnuts, I know some people use lemon icing to cut through the taste of the gingerbread but I don’t. Mainly because I want gingerbread to explode in my mouth when I take a bite and don’t want anything taking away that amazing flavour.

Healthy Doughnut Recipes?

So I’m not going to lie, I doubt this recipe is going to be very healthy because it’s packed full of naughty Christmas goodness. I mean who wants a gingerbread doughnut recipe using kale? Not me that’s for sure. However, I will give you the syns for a slimming world gingerbread doughnut recipe and the calories for a low-calorie gingerbread doughnut recipe like I always do.

Slimming World Gingerbread Doughnut Recipe. Now I’m not going to pretend that these gingerbread doughnuts are super healthy. In fact, each doughnut is 5.5 syns which isn’t amazing but it’s not as bad as it could be. It leaves you with syns left over to enjoy, let’s face it though it’s Christmas and it’s the time of year to indulge!

Low-Calorie Gingerbread Doughnuts Recipe. Now I won’t pretend these are the best low-calorie gingerbread doughnut recipe out there. If you have the calories to use up though, these are the perfect sweet treat to enjoy around Christmas time! Each doughnut contains 114 Kcals using the ingredients listed in the gingerbread doughnuts recipe card.

What Equipment Did I use?

Some very snazzy equipment that’s for sure! It doesn’t matter if you’re making these as Slimming World Gingerbread Doughnuts or Low-Calorie Gingerbread Doughnuts you’ll need some of this equipment to make them. Take a look at the affiliate links below to see if you need anything, or just get yourself an early Christmas present!

Doughnut Recipes!

So I love making doughnuts, they’re so yummy. The ones you get in the stores are full of random ingredients I don’t care for though so it’s a lot healthier to make them at home. I’m on a mission to make more doughnuts over 2023 and I thought although it’s coming to the end of 2022, these gingerbread doughnuts can start me off.

If you have any suggestions on what doughnuts I should be making over 2023 I’d love to hear them. So far I’m just making baked doughnuts in the oven but who knows, I may expand and make different variations soon. I will say, this healthy gingerbread doughnuts recipe is one of the easiest to make if you’re in the mood for a festive doughnut.

Baked coffee Doughnut Recipe

Easy Gingerbread Donut Recipe Card

I’d love to know if you liked this gingerbread donut recipe as much as I did. I also took them in to work and they didn’t last that long at all, everyone loved them and it wasn’t even Christmas when I made them. They’re a firm favourite with everyone I know so you have to try them out.

Did you do anything different with these gingerbread doughnuts? Did you ice them differently? Did you use a topping I did? Let me know in the comments as I want to know. If you’ve made this recipe, maybe upload a picture to Instagram and tag me so I can see your beautiful creations!

Remember, if someone asks you, are gingerbread doughnuts easy to make? You can say, sure they are with this Matt’s Cafe gingerbread doughnut recipe! Also, don’t worry if yours don’t look like mine, I love the fact they are all individual and come in all shapes and styles. Well, maybe all the same shape as they are doughnuts!

Take a look at the festive gingerbread doughnuts recipe below and remember, if you want to make even more just double the recipe, however you’ll need to be patient or buy two Doughnut Trays if you’re making even more!

Simple gingerbread doughnut recipe
Easy gingerbread doughnut recipe

Easy Festive Gingerbread Doughnut Recipe

Christmas Ginger Donuts for you to enjoy!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Cake, Sweets
Cuisine American, Dessert, Snacks
Servings 12 Doughnuts / Donuts
Calories 117 kcal


  • Mixing Bowl
  • Doughnut Tray
  • Wooden Spoons
  • Cake Tester


  • 200 g Self Raising Flour
  • 60 ml Vegetable Oil
  • 60 ml Milk
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • 12 g Sukrin:1 / Sweetener
  • 1 Egg
  • 50 g Opies Stem Ginger Diced small
  • Pinch Salt


  • Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6.
  • In a bowl, add the flour, baking powder and salt, and mix it all together.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the egg and sugar until combined. Then add the milk, oil and stem ginger, and whisk until fully combined.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry, and mix until combined.
  • Spray the doughnut tray with FryLight then add the mixture to each section.
  • Leave the mixture to sit in the mould for 5 minutes.
  • Put the doughnuts into the oven and bake for 12 – 15 minutes, until nicely coloured and cooked through.
  • Check the doughnuts are cooked by using a cake skewer. Leave until the doughnuts are cool.


*Prices correct as of December 2022
*This is 5.5 Syns per serving
Self Raising Flour 200g 608 kcal £0.06
Baking Powder 1/2 tsp 1 kcal £0.01
Sukrin:1 12 g 0 kcal £0.35
Egg 1 72 kcal £0.80
Vegetable Oil 60 ml 530 kcal £0.07
Milk (Skimmed) 60 ml 18 kcal £0.03
Opies Stem Ginger 50 g 143 kcal £0.48
TOTAL   1372 kcal £1.80
PER SERVING   114 kcal £0.15
Keyword Cake, donut, doughnut, Ginger, Snack, Treats

Don’t forget, if you liked this gingerbread doughnut recipe as much as I did you can share it with your friends and family so they can join in on the festive fun. You can also add it to your Pinterest by using some of the pictures below and share the Christmas spirit with thousands of people worldwide!

Festive Gingerbread Doughnut Recipe Pinterest Pictures

Easy Festive gingerbread doughnut recipe
Simple Gingerbread Doughnut Recipe

Similar Posts