Glazed sprinkle donut muffins are so soft, fun, and taste just like a fried glazed donut with sprinkles! They are baked and not fried, and such a fun treat for the kids to make and devour.
We drive right by a Dunkin' Donuts everyday on our way to preschool. And without fail, every single time I hear a little voice from the back seat "Mom, let's stop and get a sprinkle donut! Mom, I want a sprinkle donut! Mom, you NEVER by us donuts"...... I stopped by a couple of times, but you can only feel good about feeding your kid a ginormous donut dripping with frosting so many times.
That's why these "donut" muffins are perfect. The taste is reminiscent of a donut; with the glaze on top and the pretty sprinkles. But they are baked and not fried. Plus, your kids will be so excited when all those sprinkles are dumped in the batter.
The batter has a few extra steps but it produces the softest and moistest donut muffin ever. No dry, crumble donut muffins with this one!
They're a fun treat to make with the kids and good enough that you'll probably find yourself sneaking
three one 🙂 For other donut treats try out these baked funfetti donuts. They have just as many sprinkles as these muffins.
Yields 16 donuts
Glazed sprinkle donut muffins are so soft and taste just like a fried glazed donut with sprinkles! They are baked and not fried, and such a fun treat for the kids to make and devour.
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 5 tablespoons butter, softened
- 3 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup whole milk
- 6 tablespoons rainbow sprinkles
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons half-n-half
- rainbow sprinkles
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line muffin pan with paper liners.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together. Set aside.
- In separate bowl, with an electric hand held mixer on medium speed, beat the sugar, butter, and oil until creamy and combined.
- Mix in eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla. Blend together.
- Pour half of the flour mixture into the sugar/egg mix, and gently fold together with a rubber spatula. Add in half of the milk, gently fold together again. Repeat.
- Add in the sprinkles and fold together gently until mixed. Don't over mix or else the color will bleed.
- Fill muffin cups nearly full.
- Bake for 14-18 minutes.
- Let cool for about 10 minutes in the muffin pan and then dip the muffin tops into the glaze and immediately sprinkles with additional rainbow sprinkles. Let cool so the glaze can harden.
- TO MAKE THE GLAZE: combine powdered sugar and milk with a fork.
You do not want the little ball sprinkles (non-pareils). You want the jimmie sprinkles that are longer. Like the ones pictured.
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recipe adapted from here