These baked doughnuts combine spicy ginger and sweet vanilla with just a touch of pomegranate to satisfy any craving. Our friend CaliGirl Cooking used our White Ginger Simple Syrup and Pomegranate Simple Syrup to create this amazing recipe. Share these doughnuts with your friends or keep them all to yourself!
Vanilla-Ginger Doughnuts with Pomegranate Glaze
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup cake flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
2 teaspoons Sonoma Syrup Co. White Ginger Simple Syrup
½ cup sugar
⅓ cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
¼ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
1¼ cup powdered sugar (sifted)
1 tablespoon Sonoma Syrup Co. Pomegranate Simple Syrup
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 tablespoon unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 tablespoon pomegranate juice
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
Dash of red food coloring (optional)
Chopped crystallized ginger
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray your doughnut pan with non-stick cooking spray, set aside.
To make the doughnuts, first combine all dry ingredients (both flours, baking powder, baking soda, ground ginger and salt) by whisking together in a medium mixing bowl.
In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Continue to cook over medium heat until butter becomes slightly golden. Add almond milk and ginger syrup, stirring to combine.
- Once mixture is warm and combined, remove from heat.
In a large mixing bowl, combine both sugars, the eggs, and the yogurt. Stir in the warm butter/milk mixture.
Once combined, add flour mixture. Beat (with a hand or stand mixer) until all ingredients are combined.
Spoon doughnut batter into a piping bag (or resealable plastic bag with the tip cut off) and pipe into doughnut pan. If you only have a 6-doughnut pan, you’re going to have to bake in two batches.
Place in 350 degree oven and bake for about 12 minutes, or until doughnuts look set. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes, then take doughnuts out of pan and let finish cooling completely on a wire rack with a silpat or piece of parchment or wax paper underneath. Place second batch of doughnuts in oven, if needed.
Next, make the frosting. Combine all frosting ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix on medium speed until all ingredients are combined.
Once doughnuts are cool, dip the tops of each one in the frosting bowl to get the most even coat. Place back on wire rack after dipping to catch any drips (this is what the silpat/parchment/wax paper is for.) Immediately sprinkle on desired toppings, before glaze dries too much.