Healthy Gingerbread Donuts

So the holiday season is officially here.  Let’s bring on the food!

These donuts are full of flavor, with none of the bad stuff.  My kids and husband could not stop eating them.

I know it is going to be a good recipe when Meadow is willing to lick the beater.  She insisted on wearing her Thanksgiving hat she made at school.  Even Olive had a taste.  I wasn’t able to get a picture of that, but here she is eating a cucumber.

Healthy Gingerbread Donuts

Healthy Gingerbread Donuts

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 15 min


  • 2 1/4 cup spelt flour
  • 1 cup applesauce (unsweetened)
  • 1/3 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup light oil (I used organic safflower)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg (I used a flax egg)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 T ginger
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cloves


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients in one bowl.
  3. Mix wet into another.
  4. Add wet to dry slowly. Be careful not to over-mix.
  5. Spoon batter into greased donut pans.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Place on a wire rack to cool.


Recipe Notes

For another yummy gingerbread recipe, click here or here .