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Chai Raisin Donuts with Chai Glaze

Nothing beats homemade donuts, and these Chai Raisin Donuts are a delicious summer snack!

Chai Raisin Donuts with Chai Tea Glaze - These deliciously spiced donuts are perfect for enjoying as a snack.

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These are cake like donuts with tasty raisins studded through out the batter.  The sweet raisins go well with the Chai inspired spices.  These donuts don’t have a lot of sugar in them, so I glazed them with a sweet glaze made of powdered sugar and Chai tea.

Chai raisin donuts

I used my mini donut maker to make these, because it cooks donuts so quickly.  But you could also use a donut pan, or even make these into muffins if you prefer.

Yield: 18

Chai Raisin Donuts

Chai Raisin Donuts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes



  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 large egg
  • 6 oz plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 Tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoon Strong brewed Chai tea


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F if using a donut pan, or preheat the donut maker.
  2. To make the donuts combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, cardamon, nutmeg and allspice in a bowl and mix well.
  3. Stir the raisins into the mixture.
  4. Combine the egg, yogurt, milk, oil and vanilla in another bowl and mix well.
  5. Quickly pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix.
  6. Put the batter into a donut maker or donut pan and cook until done, about 10 minutes in the oven or 6 minutes in the donut maker.
  7. Cool completely.
  8. To make the glaze brew a cup of Chai tea at about double the usual strength.
  9. Add two tablespoons of the tea to the powdered sugar and mix well.
  10. Dip the donuts in the glaze and let the glaze harden.


Nutrition facts are estimates.

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 96Cholesterol: 9mgSodium: 122mgCarbohydrates: 19gSugar: 10gProtein: 2g

Chai Raisin Donuts with Chai Glaze - sweetly spiced donuts perfect for enjoying with Chai tea.

Raisins are delicious, in baked goods like this or in salads and pilafs! What is your favorite raisin dessert?

By on May 26th, 2016

21 thoughts on “Chai Raisin Donuts with Chai Glaze”

  1. 5 stars
    I made these yesterday and they are all gone! They were very easy to make. I don’t have a donut maker, so I baked them in my donut pan in the oven. I got 11 regular sized donuts from this recipe. They were moist and tasty. Loved all the spices. It was reminiscent of carrot cake. The whole family enjoyed them. Thanks!

  2. These look delicious! I LOVE donuts and Chai so I definitely need to try these out. Thanks for sharing! I’ve included your recipe in my Five on Friday post today. Happy weekend!

  3. I don’t eat donuts often but I just might make an exception with these. I am an avid chai person so I must try these.
    Thanks for sharing at Wake Up Wednesday,

  4. 5 stars
    Your Chai Raisin Donuts look amazing! Thanks so much for sharing your post with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. YUUUM! I think this will be for breakfast at our house VERY SOON! Thank you for linking up to Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesdays via Creatively Homespun! I have pinned your post to our Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest Board! I hope to see you again this week! xo!


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