Baked Vanilla Donuts

 Once again, a recipe for dessert for breakfast.  Because when you’re an adult you can eat whatever you want, whenever you want.

And I want donuts.



  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 t baking powder
  • ¼ t baking soda
  • 1/8 t salt
  • 2 T butter, brought to room temperature
  • 2 eggs, brought to room temperature
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 t vanilla


  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 T milk
  • 1 t vanilla
  • Sprinkles


You’ll need a donut pan for this recipe.  Spray it (or butter and flour) the pan and set it aside.

In a large bowl add the initial dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt) and whisk until well combined.  Set aside.

In a separate bowl, mix together the wet ingredients (butter, eggs, milk and vanilla).

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix again until just combined.IMG_5181

Spoon the batter into your prepared donut pan, filling each indentation about 2/3-3/4 full.

Drop the pan on the counter a couple times, just to even out the batter.IMG_5182

Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes, or until the edges look firm and a toothpick inserted into one comes out dry.

Remove from the oven and move the pan to a wire rack.  Leave the donuts in the pan for a few minutes to let them set, then remove them to the wire rack by themselves.

Making the glaze is easy, but don’t do this until your donuts are completely cooled, otherwise the glaze will just slide off them and it’s gross and a mess and your donuts won’t have enough glaze and that’s just bad.

Add the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla into a small bowl and mix together until well combined.  You should be able to do this with just a fork.  If the glaze is too thick, add a little more milk (but add it very little at a time!  A little goes a long way).  Conversely, if it’s too thin, add some more powdered sugar.  Basically you want the glaze to be thick and goopy, but still more liquid than solid.IMG_5185

Spread out a sheet of wax paper onto your counter and place the cool donuts on top of it.

Take your donuts and dunk one side into your glaze and immediately pour your sprinkles on it (or dip the donut into the sprinkles) and return the donut to the wax paper.  Do these one at a time, rather than dipping all of them then adding the sprinkles.  What happens when you do this is that the glaze will have already started to harden on some of the donuts, making the sprinkles bounce off.  And you do not want that.IMG_5189IMG_5192

This makes 10 donuts.  Enjoy!

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