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Easy Homemade Chai Donuts Recipe

Easy Homemade Chai Donuts Recipe

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How To Make Easy Chai Spice Donuts

These spiced chai donuts produce a refreshing mix of minty, slightly salty, and fragrant tastes from the cardamom, ginger, and cinnamon.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • cupsgranulated sugar,(300g)
  • 2tspsground cinnamon
  • 1tspground ginger
  • 1tspground cardamom
  • ½tspground allspice
  • 1cupall-purpose flour,(125g), spoon & leveled
  • 1tspbaking powder
  • ¼tspBaking Soda
  • ½tspsalt
  • ½cupunsalted butter,(8 tbsp; 115g), melted and slightly cooled, divided
  • 1largeegg
  • ¼cupsour cream,(60g)
  • ¼cupmilk,(60ml)
  • 1tsppure vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray donut pan or mini muffin pan with non-stick spray. Set aside.

  2. Whisk the granulated sugar, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and allspice together. Set aside.

  3. Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a medium bowl. Set aside.

  4. Whisk 3 tablespoons of melted butter, egg, ⅓ cup of the sugar/spice mix, sour cream, milk, and vanilla together until completely combined.

  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Do not overmix. The batter will be thick.

  6. Spoon the batter into the donut cavities.

  7. Bake the donuts or donut holes for 9 to 10 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned and when poked lightly with a finger, they spring back. 

  8. Once done, transfer to a wire rack set on a large piece of parchment paper or on a large baking sheet.

  9. Bake the remaining donut batter and once baked, transfer to the wire rack. Allow donuts to cool down until you can handle them.

  10. Re-melt the remaining butter if it has solidified by now.

  11. Dip the donuts in the melted butter, then dunk into the remaining sugar/spice mixture, making sure to coat all sides. 

  12. Donuts are best served immediately. Leftovers keep well covered tightly at room temperature for up to 2 days.

Recipe Notes



  • Calories: 134.58kcal
  • Fat: 5.59g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.40g
  • Trans Fat: 0.19g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.46g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.28g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.48g
  • Fiber: 0.36g
  • Sugar: 15.27g
  • Protein: 1.20g
  • Cholesterol: 23.30mg
  • Sodium: 84.52mg
  • Calcium: 30.85mg
  • Potassium: 24.13mg
  • Iron: 0.43mg
  • Vitamin A: 49.33µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.08mg
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