Chai Raisin Donuts with Chai Glaze

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

Chai raisin donuts with tea.

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.

A stack of blueberry bagel 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-infused blueberry glazed donuts on a rustic wooden table.
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-infused blueberry glazed donuts on a rustic wooden table.

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


Hi, I’m Anne!

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21 thoughts on “Chai Raisin Donuts with Chai Glaze”

  1. 5 stars
    These doughnuts look amazing! It’s an interesting recipe. Thanks for sharing your recipe and also for hosting the Homemade Link Party.


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