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Two Point Gingerbread Donuts

‘Tis the season for gingerbread! The sweet-and-spicy treat that is traditionally popular in fall and winter! These gingerbread donuts are sure to bring a sweetness to your Holiday season! These donuts provide a tasty alternative to traditional donuts! 

Servings: Makes 12 donuts

GREEN: 2 SmartPoints for 1 donut or 2 donuts for 5 SmartPoints

 BLUE: 2 SmartPoints for 1 donut or 2 donuts for 5 SmartPoints

 PURPLE: 2 SmartPoints for 1 donut or 2 donuts for 5 SmartPoints

 

Looking for more low point Holiday recipes? Be sure to check these out:

One Point Sheet Pan Pumpkin Bars

Cranberry Cobbler

Two Point Apple Cider Donuts

One Point Pumpkin Cinnamon and Sugar

 

 

How are these donuts different from traditional donuts?

These two point gingerbread donuts are much lower in fat and calories than traditional donuts since they are baked and not fried. These two point gingerbread donuts are sugar free and sweetened with natural Monkfruit Sweetener. The Lakanto Monkfruit Golden Sweetener, is a zero point brown sugar substitute that gives these donuts the perfect sweetness without all the calories of sugar. For these gingerbread donuts you may use either self-rising flour, or Kodiak Pancake Mix, which is packed with protein, making these donuts a high protein snack or dessert.  Lastly, these donuts are made with with unsweetened applesauce rather than oil or butter, and are topped with sugar free vanilla frosting. Making these the perfect alternative to traditional donuts! 

 

How do I make these Two Point Gingerbread Donuts?

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray two (6 cavity) donut pans with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl combine kodiak pancake mix or flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Stir until well combined.

In a separate large bowl, combine unsweetened applesauce, vanilla extract, egg, and brown sugar substitute. Whisk until well combined.

Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. 

(DO NOT over mix-it is critical that you DO NOT over mix the batter once you combine the wet and dry ingredients.  The texture of the donuts will be completely off if over mixed.)

Place donut batter into a ziplock bag. Seal bag making sure all the air is released. Cut one corner off of the bag to create a piping bag.

Fill prepared donut pan with batter 1/2 way using the piping bag. (I use THIS donut pan to make baked donuts.)

Bake for 10-13 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes.

Melt frosting in a microwavable bowl for 15-20 seconds or until smooth. 

Dip the top of each donut into melted frosting to evenly coat.

Top with sprinkles.

Makes 12 donuts 

 

 

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray two (6 cavity) donut pans with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl combine flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Stir until well combined.
  3. In a separate large bowl, combine unsweetened applesauce, vanilla extract, egg, and brown sugar substitute. Whisk until well combined.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. (DO NOT over mix-it is critical that you DO NOT over mix the batter once you combine the wet and dry ingredients.  The texture of the donuts will be completely off if over mixed.)
  5. Place donut batter into a ziplock bag. Seal bag making sure all the air is released. Cut one corner off of the bag to create a piping bag.
  6. Fill prepared donut pan with batter 1/2 way using the piping bag. (I use THIS donut pan to make baked donuts.)
  7. Bake for 10-13 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes.
  9. Melt frosting in a microwavable bowl for 15-20 seconds or until smooth.
  10. Dip the tops of the donut into melted frosting to evenly coat.
  11. Top with sprinkles.

Tip: I recommend frosting only the donuts you plan on eating. Store the leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 10 days-or on the counter for one or two days.

Servings: Makes 12 donuts 

GREEN: 2 SmartPoints for 1 donut or 2 donuts for 5 SmartPoints

 BLUE: 2 SmartPoints for 1 donut or 2 donuts for 5 SmartPoints

 PURPLE: 2 SmartPoints for 1 donut or 2 donuts for 5 SmartPoints

 

Homemade Sugar Free Frosting Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp Land o’ Lakes light butter made with canola oil
  • 2 oz. light cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5-6 Tbsp skim milk or unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar substitute ( I use Lakanto Powdered Monkfruit Sweetener)

Directions:

In a medium bowl cream together the light butter, softened cream cheese, powdered sugar substitute, vanilla and milk until smooth. Add additional milk if frosting needs thinning. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to a week. 

 

Notes:

  • In order to calculate the smart points on a recipe you have to enter the ingredients in manually (by creating a recipe in the recipe builder) not by the nutritional information. Since this recipe contains zero point items the app doesn’t realize there are zero point items in the recipe and will calculate it based only off the nutritional info which is not accurate.
  • The Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener has a 1:1 ratio to real sugar. If you are using a different brand of sweetener be sure to check the conversion chart on back of the package and use the conversion for real sugar.
  • The overall point value per serving is the same if you use this homemade frosting in place of the sugar free vanilla frosting
Yield: 12

Two Point Gingerbread Donuts

Two Point Gingerbread Donuts

‘Tis the season for gingerbread! The sweet-and-spicy treat that is traditionally popular in fall and winter! These gingerbread donuts are sure to bring a sweetness to your Holiday season! These donuts provide a tasty alternative to traditional donuts! 

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 8 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour (I use Gold Medal)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce sauce
  • 3/4 cup zero point brown sugar substitute ( I use Lakanto Monkfruit Golden Sweetener) 
  • 1 tsp baking soda 
  • 1 tsp baking powder 
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground ginger 
  • 2 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg 
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 6 Tbsp Pillsbury sugar free vanilla frosting, melted 
  • Sprinkles

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray two (6 cavity) donut pans with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
    2. In a medium mixing bowl combine flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Stir until well combined.
    3. In a separate large bowl, combine unsweetened applesauce, vanilla extract, egg, and brown sugar substitute. Whisk until well combined.
    4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. (DO NOT over mix-it is critical that you DO NOT over mix the batter once you combine the wet and dry ingredients.  The texture of the donuts will be completely off if over mixed.)
    5. Place donut batter into a ziplock bag. Seal bag making sure all the air is released. Cut one corner off of the bag to create a piping bag.
    6. Fill prepared donut pan with batter 1/2 way using the piping bag. (I use THIS donut pan to make baked donuts.)
    7. Bake for 10-13 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
    8. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes.
    9. Melt frosting in a microwavable bowl for 15-20 seconds or until smooth.
    10. Dip the top of each donut into melted frosting to evenly coat.
    11. Top with sprinkles. 

    Servings: Makes 12 donuts

    GREEN: 2 SmartPoints for 1 donut or 2 donuts for 5 SmartPoints

     BLUE: 2 SmartPoints for 1 donut or 2 donuts for 5 SmartPoints

     PURPLE: 2 SmartPoints for 1 donut or 2 donuts for 5 SmartPoints

Notes

    • Tip: I recommend frosting only the donuts you plan on eating. Store the leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 10 days-or on the counter for one or two days. These donuts can be stored without frosting in the freezer for up to 2 months.
    • In order to calculate the smart points on a recipe you have to enter the ingredients in manually (by creating a recipe in the recipe builder) not by the nutritional information. Since this recipe contains zero point items the app doesn’t realize there are zero point items in the recipe and will calculate it based only off the nutritional info which is not accurate..
    • The Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener has a 1:1 ratio to real sugar. If you are using a different brand of sweetener be sure to check the conversion chart on back of the package and use the conversion for real sugar.
    • The overall point value per serving is the same if you use this homemade frosting in place of the sugar free vanilla frosting

    Homemade Sugar Free Frosting Ingredients:

    2 Tbsp Land o' Lakes light butter made with canola oil
    2 oz. light cream cheese, at room temperature
    1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    5-6 Tbsp skim milk or unsweetened almond milk
    1 1/2 cups powdered sugar substitute ( I use Lakanto Powdered Monkfruit Sweetener)

    Directions:

    In a medium bowl cream together the light butter, softened cream cheese, powdered sugar substitute, vanilla and milk until smooth. Add additional milk if frosting needs thinning. Place frosting in the fridge until it sets. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to a week. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 99Total Fat: 2gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 234mgCarbohydrates: 29gNet Carbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g

Erin

Sunday 6th of December 2020

Hello. How long do these last like in the counter, or should I store them in the fridge? Thank you.

Lindsay Kehl

Tuesday 8th of December 2020

Hi Erin

They stay fresh on the counter for a day or two-in the fridge for up to a week. I recommend only frosting the ones you plan on eating-and frost as you serve!

Thank you!

Eraj Siddiqui

Friday 24th of January 2020

one of the best gingerbread donuts i could ever make! love the taste..

marie johson

Friday 20th of December 2019

these gingerbread donuts are perfect for a cozy winter breakfast or brunch! thanks for sharing <3

Tammy Klos

Sunday 15th of December 2019

Hello! these are amazing. I ordered the pans through your link.... but when filling donuts, I had tooooo much batter :) I am not sure what I did wrong, but had enough to make 18! And the home made frosting is so yummy too! Again, more than enough for all donuts! THANK YOU :) Can't wait to try your other flavors too!

Pat Flett

Wednesday 11th of December 2019

Are the donut pans mini or normal size?

Lindsay Kehl

Wednesday 11th of December 2019

Hi Pat,

These are are with regular size donut pans.

Thank you!

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