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These easy baked Christmas donuts taste like gingerbread and are so fun to make with the kids. 

Christmas Donuts

Baked Christmas donuts are so fun to make and a really great alternative to sugar cookies, if you’re looking for something different to bake. I am a little obsessed with this Kodiak mix! It’s packed with protein and the kids love it! All you need is the donut pan which is pretty inexpensive.

I love decorating these like Christmas cookies and getting the kids involved. You can even make wreaths or snowflakes like these below.

The best thing about these Christmas donuts is how easy they are to make. Let’s dive into how to make these bad boys. 

Ingredients for Christmas Donuts:

  • Cooking Spray
  •  Kodiak Cake Mix Whole Wheat Oat and Honey
  • Cinnamon
  • Ground Ginger
  • Ground Cloves
  • Allspice
  • Water
  • Molasses
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Green Food Coloring
  • Sprinkles

Decorating Tip: Make sure to decorate with the sprinkles when your glaze is still wet so they will stick properly.

Looking for more fun Christmas recipes? We love making Christmas Chocolate Peppermint Truffles and Christmas Ice Cream Sandwiches

How To Make Christmas Donuts:

baked christmas donuts
Yield: 8

Baked Christmas Donuts

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes

These easy baked Christmas donuts taste like gingerbread and are so fun to make with the kids. 


  • Cooking Spray
  • 2 cups Kodiak Cake Mix Whole Wheat Oat and Honey
  •  1 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Ground Ginger 
  •  1/8 Teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Allspice
  • 1 1/4 Cup Water
  • 2 Teaspoon Molasses


  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoon Water

To Decorate

  • Green Food Coloring
  • Sprinkles


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray your donut pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine kodiak cake mix, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, allspice, water, and molasses. Stir to combine.
  3. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  4. Spoon 2-3 tablespoons into the donut molds and bake for 8 minutes. Let cool completely.
  5. Dip the cooled donut face down into the frosting (recipe follows). Place on a wired rack or serving plate (frosted side up) and top with sprinkles.

Frosting: (the frosting consistency can change due to weather so if your frosting is thin, add 1-2 tablespoons extra powdered sugar to make it firmer). 

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl.
  2. Top the donuts with sprinkles of your choice when frosting is still slightly wet.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 282Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 223mgCarbohydrates: 62gFiber: 4gSugar: 30gProtein: 6g


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