All the warm flavors of gingerbread are baked into a cute little donut and topped with a thick layer of frosting! These gingerbread donuts are perfect for the holiday season!
It is December 1 – let the Christmas recipes begin! I have a hard time getting into the Christmas spirit until Thanksgiving and my birthday have passed. But once they are over, I start to get so excited about Christmas. TheBetterHalf and I just got back from an amazing trip to Paris and Brussels (more to come about our trip in a future post) and both cities were all decked out for Christmas. It was gorgeous, and got me in such a festive mood!
So when I woke up at 5:00am this morning because of jetlag, naturally my thoughts immediately went to Christmas baking. And since it is a weekend morning, I focused on doughnuts, one of our favorite weekend breakfasts since I bought my Donut Pan. And so gingerbread donuts were born!
These light and cakey baked doughnuts taste just like a classic gingerbread cookie! The molasses and dark brown sugar add a rich sweetness, and the spices are so warm and delicious. Then they are topped with a simple icing of powdered sugar mixed with heavy cream. You can use milk, but the heavy cream makes the icing a bit thicker and richer. It is the finishing touch to these scrumptious doughnuts, and make them look so pretty.
You could sprinkle these with crushed gingersnaps for some added crunch and flavor, or some Christmas colored sprinkles for a festive touch. These Gingerbread Donuts are a perfect breakfast to whip up during the holiday season. They come together so quickly, and your house will smell amazing!