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Gingerbread Coffee Baked Donuts

These Gingerbread Coffee Baked Donuts make an excellent Christmas morning breakfast, with a little kick of coffee added in for fun!Gingerbread Coffee Baked Donuts - www.countrycleaver.comThe house smells amazing right now. There is no smell quite like Christmas. I always have a hard time picking my favorite smell. The tree usually tops the list. But then there are the cookies. Then the first cracking in the fireplace always gets me in the spirit of things. Favorites are hard. Is this what it feels like for parents picking their favorite kid? See – that’s just my point – you can’t pick a favorite! Just like you can’t pick a favorite smell of Christmas.

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Ben and I opted for a Christmas wreath this year so we didn’t have to go about rearranging the entire apartment just to accomodate a tree for 1/12 of our year and my baking has been in over drive, like a countdown to the holiday. I was so worried that we would be missing out on the smell of Christmas with such a small amount of shubbery in the house, but we lucked out – and it smells amazing!

The baking smells also get me – especially gingerbread. Gingerbread always reminds me of my grandma and sitting in her kitchen during the holidays. So Christmas is in full swing – and I’m one step away from OD’ing on Michael Buble Christmas songs. Someone help my CD player, it’s getting tired.

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I made these baked donuts with a little Gingerbread flavored Coffee from Green Mountain Coffee. Every week Ben and I put coffee on our list, and I love finding new seasonal flavors to try to help change up my usual rotation. This one is Christmas Smells in Your Face – in a good way.

Add these to your Christmas morning wake up call. They’ve got a whole lot of jolt and Christmas cheer!

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Gingerbread Coffee Baked Donuts

Yield: 12

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 8 Mintes

Total Time: 40 Minutes

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2 cups Cake Flour

3/4 cup Sugar

2 tsp. Baking Powder

3/4 tsp. Salt

1 ½ tsp Ground Ginger
1 tsp Cinnamon
¼ tsp Ground Nutmeg
1/2 cup Milk
¼ cup Very Strong Green Mountain Gingerbread Flavored Coffee
½ tsp. Vanilla Extract
2 eggs, lightly beaten

3 Tbsp Molasses
2 Tbsp. Butter, melted
For Frosting::
1 cup Powdered Sugar
¼ cup Very Strong Coffee
Crushed Gingersnaps (optional)


Preheat your oven to 425F.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and spices.
 Whisk in milk, coffee, eggs, vanilla and melted butter until fully incorporated.

Spray doughnut pan with non-stick spray, filling each cavity with ¼-1/3 cup doughnut batter. Bake in oven for 8 minutes, or until light golden brown.

In small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and coffee until sugar is dissolved and mixture is runny.
 Pour over each doughnut, or dunk tops of doughnuts into glaze and turn right side up to set. Sprinkle with crumbled gingersnaps. Serve while still slightly warm.

*This coffee was supplied by Green Mountain Coffee. I was no compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.


20 Responses to “Gingerbread Coffee Baked Donuts”

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    Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama — December 22, 2013 @ 5:05 pm

    Megan you make me want to embrace baked doughnuts. These look pretty amazing.

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — December 22, 2013 @ 5:41 pm

    I want a whole dozen of these! And the gingerbread coffee!! Yum!

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    Heidi — December 22, 2013 @ 5:48 pm

    I don’t have a donut pan… Can I use a cupcake pan? I would love to make these!

    • Megan replied: — December 22nd, 2013 @ 6:26 pm

      Yes, I think you can! I haven’t tested it out in muffin pans so the baking times will probably be quite different. Test it out and see how it goes! Good luck!

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    DessertForTwo — December 22, 2013 @ 7:30 pm

    Ohhhhhh glory, this sounds so good!

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    Tieghan — December 22, 2013 @ 8:05 pm

    These sound so good!! Love the combo of gingerbread and coffee! Smells like Christmas to me!! 🙂

    Oh and really, next year you need a tree!! Even for only 1/12 of the year it is worth it! At least I think so!

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    Roxi — December 22, 2013 @ 8:13 pm

    A-MMMMMMM-azing. Can I please move in next to you someday? I’d like to be the bearer of all these lovely baking scents!!

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    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — December 22, 2013 @ 11:03 pm

    That’s it!! I gotta get me a donut pan…these look too good!

  8. #
    steph@stephsbitebybite — December 23, 2013 @ 5:57 am

    Oh my gosh! This just made my morning! I think I need to re-do my Christmas morning menu now!

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    cassie — December 23, 2013 @ 7:28 am

    I can only imagine how good your kitchen smelled while these were baking. Absolutely love them!

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    Courtney @ Neighborfood — December 23, 2013 @ 7:51 am

    Gingerbread is definitely one of the best smells! Right up there with cranberry and oranges and cloves. Also, Michael Buble’s Christmas CD is the best. That’s one area I don’t have trouble choosing a favorite. 🙂

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — December 23, 2013 @ 8:12 am

    Nope, can’t wait until Christmas morning. Must make these for lunch.

  12. #
    Katrina @ WVS — December 23, 2013 @ 8:44 am

    Mmm gingerbread doughnuts scream Christmas! Yum!

  13. #
    Marie @ Little Kitchie — December 23, 2013 @ 12:32 pm

    Give me ALL THE DONUTS.

  14. #
    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — December 23, 2013 @ 1:32 pm

    Having one of those days where I want to eat everything…. and I want to start with all of your donuts!

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    Sonya — December 23, 2013 @ 8:34 pm

    What a creative doughnut flavor! Is it just me, or are doughnuts – the homemade variety, that is – coming more into vogue? In any case, the recipes I see always look delicious 🙂

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    Nutmeg Nanny — December 29, 2013 @ 7:23 pm

    Oh wow, these are gorgeous!! The gingersnap crumble on top is just perfect 🙂

  17. #
    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — December 30, 2013 @ 8:44 am

    Oh damn, girl. I missed these in the chaos of Christmas last week but I’m in love! With the recipe and the perfect!

  18. #
    Angela - Patisserie Makes Perfect — December 18, 2015 @ 7:02 am

    These look amazing, sinful and so delicious! lovely photographs too.


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