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Easy Oven Baked Donuts

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour or gluten-free flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp butter (vegan works beautifully also) melted
  • 1 egg or vegan egg replacement
  • 1/3 cup +2 tbsp choice of milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup powder sugar
  • 1/2 tsp powder sugar or substitute powder sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 1 -2 tbsp choice of milk
  • optional food coloring
  • optional sprinkles


Donut Batter

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F*
  • Spray a donut pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. (Don't have a donut pan? Thats okay. Turn a cupcake pan upside down and spray it!)
  • In a large bowl, whisk together choice of flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together egg, milk, melted butter, an vanilla.
  • Add wet ingredients into dry ingredients, and stir together. All ingredients will be combined. (Try not to over-mix, over mixing can cause non-fluffy donuts!)
  • Spoon batter into a large ziplock bag or pastry pipette. Cut the corner off at the bottom of the ziplock bag or pastry pipette. Pipe into each donut cavity. (if using other side of cupcake try, follow the cirlce formation of the cupcake tray with the pipette or ziplock.) Fill about 3/4 way.
  • Bake in over for 8-10 minutes.
  • Take out of oven, place onto a wire rack until cool enough to handle.

The Glaze

  • In a medium bowl whisk together powdered sugar, vanilla and salt.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of milk, and whisk. If you prefer your glaze thicker, you can leave it as is. If you like it thinner add, 1/4 teaspoon of milk at a time until the desired consistency is reached.
  • Add food coloring of choice.

Let's make it pretty

  • Dip the donuts in the glaze. Return back onto rack. Immediately top with sprinkles.
  • Allow glaze to set at room temperature for about 15-20 minutes. Or enjoy after glazing.


Don't like icing? That's okay! A great alternative is melting chocolate. Melt about a cup of you favorite chocolate. Dip donuts into it. Add sprinkles immediately after. Dry at room temperature for 20 minutes.
Keyword Donuts, Easy Breakfasy, Easy Donut Recipes, Kid Friendly Recipes