Soft and sweet donuts filled with funfetti sprinkles, covered in a vanilla glaze and baked in the oven. These baked funfetti donuts are soft, sweet, quick to make, and so delicious!
These donuts! I have never been a fan of donuts. I don’t why? But I am a fan of anything with sprinkles. If you looked in my kitchen you might see an entire cupboard dedicated to sprinkles….. just maybe. I don’t think I have ever gone into a grocery store and not walked out with some cute sprinkles. My husband laughs at me when I refer to sprinkles as “cute” but seriously, aren’t they? The bright colors. I love them. Lucky for my kids, I have passed down my love of sprinkles to them.
No mixer required to make these donuts and they literally take 5 minutes to make and get in the oven. Make a simple vanilla glaze and dunk them in it and of course finish off with a nice dose of sprinkles.
The only special thing you will need is a donut pan. I found mine at Target for like $8, but I know Amazon has them too.
The easiest way to fill the donut pan is to put the dough into a gallon-sized Ziploc bag and cut off the corner of it. You then squeeze the dough into the donut shape. You’ll end up filling it about to the top of that middle circle piece in the donut pan.
Instead of mixing the glaze ingredients in a bowl you will heat it on the stove top. This will help the glaze set and harden on the donut. It really only takes maybe 1 minute to heat it on the stove. Once you dunk the donuts in the glaze be sure and immediately put the sprinkles on top because the glaze will harden fairly quickly.
Yields 6-8 donuts
The nutmeg gives the donuts the flavor of a "bakery donut". It's a really yummy addition.
I would recommend using plain yogurt. You could use vanilla flavored yogurt but the donuts will be much sweeter. I tested the recipe using plain and vanilla yogurts, we preferred the plain yogurt donuts.
Be sure and use the longer, thicker sprinkles (as seen in the picture). Do not use the little ball sprinkles as those will bleed into the dough and turn it a funky color.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup plain yogurt (greek or regular)
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- extra sprinkles for topping
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a donut pan with non-stick spray. Set aside.
- For the donuts: whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, and granulated sugar in a medium bowl. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl whisk the milk, yogurt, and egg together until smooth. Add the melted butter and vanilla, whisking until fully combined.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Do not overmix. The batter will be very thick. Fold in the sprinkles gently to make sure the sprinkled done bleed their color.
- Either spoon the batter into the donut cups or use a gallon-sized Ziploc bag. Cut a corner off the bottom of the bag and pipe the batter into each donut cup.
- Bake for 9–10 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Allow the donuts to cool before glazing.
- For the glaze: combine the glaze ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk until the glaze is smooth. Remove from heat and immediately dunk the donuts, one by one, into the glaze. Transfer each donut to a wire rack over a baking sheet to catch the glaze drippings. Immediately spinkles some additional sprinkles on top of the glaze.
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