Photo of Baked 'chai' doughnuts with a cinnamon glaze by WW

Baked 'chai' doughnuts with a cinnamon glaze

Points® value
Total Time
27 min
15 min
12 min
Spices add sweetness without the SmartPoints. It’s that simple. And you get a new flavour sensation into the bargain!


Calorie controlled cooking spray

6 spray(s)

Plain White Flour

150 g

Light Brown Sugar

25 g

Baking powder

¼ teaspoon(s), level

Bicarbonate of Soda

¼ teaspoon(s), level


1 pinch

Ground Cinnamon

1½ teaspoon(s), level

Cardamom Pods

8 g, seeds from 8 pods, crushed

Ground Nutmeg

½ teaspoon(s), level

Cloves, Whole or Ground

teaspoon(s), level

Skimmed Milk

100 ml

Egg, whole, raw

1 medium, raw

Low Fat Spread

30 g, melted

Vanilla Extract

½ teaspoon(s), level

Asda Cider Vinegar

1 teaspoon(s)

Icing Sugar

4½ teaspoon(s), level

Ground Cinnamon

¼ teaspoon(s), level


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas mark 6. Mist a 6-hole doughnut tin with cooking spray.
  2. Put the flour, sugar, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt and spices in a large bowl. Stir to combine and make a well in the centre.
  3. In a jug, stir together the milk, egg, melted spread, vanilla extract and cider vinegar. Gradually pour into the flour mixture, stirring constantly to prevent lumps. Spoon into a piping bag fitted with a plain nozzle and pipe into the prepared tin, filling each hole two-thirds full. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until risen and golden, then transfer the doughnuts to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  4. Make the glaze: stir together the icing sugar, 1 tbsp water and the cinnamon until smooth.
  5. Once cool, dip the doughnuts in the glaze and return to the cooling rack to set – this will take about 10 minutes.


Yes, the doughnuts in the picture have an extra glaze. Our food stylist mixed 1 tbsp icing sugar with 1 tbsp water and a couple of drops of brown food colouring (but you could mix equal amounts of red and green), then drizzled it over in a zigzag motion. This adds 1 SmartPoint per doughnut, but it looks so great, we couldn’t resist!