Yield: 12 donuts

Chai Donuts

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes

These Chai Donuts are maple sweetened, baked and full of fall spices! Pop these in the oven on a chilly fall morning, dip them in glaze and enjoy with a hot cup of coffee or tea.


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon chai spice mix
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For the icing

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon milk


    1. Preheat your oven to 350F. Grease your donut pans with non-stick baking spray. Set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and chai spice mix. Set aside. 
    3. In another bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, vegetable oil, maple syrup, and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and whisk just until no large lumps remain. Do not ovemix.
    4. Divide the batter between the donut pans and bake for 15-18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
    5. Turn the donuts out onto a wire rack to cool.
    6. When cool, whisk the powdered sugar with milk until smooth. Dip cool donut tops into the icing and allow to set.
    7. Enjoy the donuts warm or at room temperature. Store in an airtight container in the
      fridge for up to three days.


  • Use our homemade chai spice mix!
  • Be careful not to overmix the batter! Over blending the ingredients can make the donuts dense.
  • If you don't have a donut pan yet, I recommend this NorPro Pan. Works like a charm for all my baked donut recipes!
  • Fill the donut pans like a pro by using a frosting bag. It makes it easy to pipe batter into the pan without spills or mess.
  • Store donuts in a sealed container in the fridge. Enjoy within 3 days.
  • Love Chai? Try our chai cookies, apple chai bread, or chai bread pudding too!
  • Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:

    1 donut

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 193Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 96mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 0gSugar: 21gProtein: 3g

    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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