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Baked donuts.

Baked Donuts

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  • Author: Addison LaBonte
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 25
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


Enjoy a healthier take on the classic donut with our baked donuts. Made with simple ingredients and baked in the oven, our donuts are light, fluffy, and delicious. Top them with your favorite glaze, frosting, or sprinkles for a truly irresistible treat.


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For the donuts:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Food coloring, sprinkles, or other toppings (optional)


  1. First, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly grease a donut pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
  5. Spoon the batter into a piping bag or a resealable plastic bag with the corner snipped off. Pipe the batter into the prepared donut pan, filling each cavity about 2/3 full.
  6. Bake the donuts for 12 to 15 minutes, or until they are lightly golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Remove the donuts from the oven and let them cool in the pan for a few minutes. Then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. For the glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract in a small bowl until smooth and well combined. Add more milk if needed to achieve your desired consistency.
  9. If desired, add food coloring to the glaze for different colored donuts. Dip the cooled donuts into the glaze, allowing any excess to drip off.
  10. If desired, add sprinkles or other toppings to the glazed donuts.
  11. Let the glaze set for a few minutes before serving.
  12. Finally, enjoy the freshly baked and glazed donuts!


  • Do not overmix the donut batter.  Mix until just combined.
  • Use a piping bag or Ziplock bag to add the batter to the donut pan.
  • Bake until the donuts have sprung up.  Insert a toothpick into the donuts.  If it comes out clean, the donuts are done baking.
  • Allow the donuts to cool completely before adding the glaze.
  • If the glaze is too thick, add slightly more milk.
  • If the glaze is too thin, add slightly more powdered sugar.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 2 days.