Blackberry Gingerbread Donuts

Baked donuts are a healthier way to get your donut fix. This recipe combines the spiciness of ginger and the sweetness of blackberries for the perfect bite! Pick up some Oregon Blackberries and make this Blackberry Gingerbread Donut recipe to enjoy with your morning cup of coffee, as a dessert, or for a snack anytime.


blackberry gingerbread donuts


For the Batter

2½ Cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon fine sea salt
¼ teaspoon baking soda
4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
½ Cup packed brown sugar
½ Cup molasses
1 egg
1 Cup milk
⅓ Cup sour cream
1 Cup fresh, frozen, or canned blackberries

For the Glaze

½ Cup fresh, frozen (thawed), or canned blackberries
1 Cup powdered sugar, sifted
Sprinkles, optional


Step 1
Preheat oven to 350℉. Spray two 6-count donut pans with cooking spray.

Step 2
In a medium bowl whisk together flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. In a large bowl whisk together butter, brown sugar, molasses, egg, milk, and sour cream. Fold in dry ingredients. Fold in berries.

Step 3
Divide batter between donut pans and bake until golden brown, 15-20 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes in pans, then remove to a rack to cool completely.

Step 4
For glaze, in a food processor or blender pulse blackberries until liquid, then strain through a fine-mesh sieve. Discard seeds. In a medium bowl whisk together powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons blackberry puree until smooth.

Step 5
Dip tops of donuts in blackberry glaze, allowing excess to drip off. If desired, decorate with sprinkles before glaze sets.